Irish readers

Irish (sometimes also called Gaelic) is a Celtic language from Ireland. It is the national and first official language of the Republic of Ireland and is officially recognised in Northern Ireland.

Irish was the principal language of most Irish people until the late 18th century. Today it is still used as a primary language in rural and remote areas of western Ireland and it is taught in all public schools of the Republic. According to the Irish census of 2016 about 1.76 million people (39.8%) claim to be able to speak Irish and about 73,800 speak the language every day.

In Australia, 2.39 million people claim Irish ancestry, but only 1,946 indicate that they speak Irish at home (2016 census).

The readers were translated by Lonán Ó Lorgnáin and come in Gaelic typeface (Bunchlo Arsa GC) and in Roman typeface (Arial Unicode MS).

Level 1

TitleLanguageGaelic typefaceRoman typeface
After school (I nDiaiḋ an Lae Scoile)Irishb and w (0.9Mb pdf)colour (1.7Mb pdf)
 Irish and Englishb and w (0.9Mb pdf)colour (1.7Mb pdf)
All kinds of tails (An t-ilċineál eireabaill)IrishGaelic (Mb pdf)Roman (Mb pdf)
 Irish and EnglishGaelic (Mb pdf)Roman (Mb pdf)
Come and see (Ċugam Leat go ḃFeice Tú)IrishGaelic (Mb pdf)Roman (Mb pdf)
 Irish and EnglishGaelic (Mb pdf)Roman (Mb pdf)
Dog (Cú)IrishGaelic (Mb pdf)Roman (Mb pdf)
 Irish and EnglishGaelic (Mb pdf)Roman (Mb pdf)
Fruit and vegetables (Torṫaí agus glasraí)IrishGaelic (Mb pdf)Roman (Mb pdf)
 Irish and EnglishGaelic (Mb pdf)Roman (Mb pdf)
How many animals? (Cé ṁéad míolta atá ann?)IrishGaelic (Mb pdf)Roman (Mb pdf)
 Irish and EnglishGaelic (Mb pdf)Roman (Mb pdf)
I can (Is Féidir Liom)IrishGaelic (Mb pdf)Roman (Mb pdf)
 Irish and EnglishGaelic (Mb pdf)Roman (Mb pdf)
I like animals (Is maiṫ liom na míolta)IrishGaelic (Mb pdf)Roman (Mb pdf)
 Irish and EnglishGaelic (Mb pdf)Roman (Mb pdf)
Jobs (Slite Beaṫa)IrishGaelic (Mb pdf)Roman (Mb pdf)
 Irish and EnglishGaelic (Mb pdf)Roman (Mb pdf)
Look at me (Féaċ orm...)IrishGaelic (Mb pdf)Roman (Mb pdf)
 Irish and EnglishGaelic (Mb pdf)Roman (Mb pdf)
On the move (Ag Gluaiseaċt Linn)IrishGaelic (Mb pdf)Roman (Mb pdf)
 Irish and EnglishGaelic (Mb pdf)Roman (Mb pdf)
This is a house (Is teaċ é seo)IrishGaelic (Mb pdf)Roman (Mb pdf)
 Irish and EnglishGaelic (Mb pdf)Roman (Mb pdf)
Very big! (An-ṁór!)IrishGaelic (Mb pdf)Roman (Mb pdf)
 Irish and EnglishGaelic (Mb pdf)Roman (Mb pdf)
What is hiding? (Cad atá i ḃfolaċ?)IrishGaelic (Mb pdf)Roman (Mb pdf)
 Irish and EnglishGaelic (Mb pdf)Roman (Mb pdf)
What is Starfish doing? (Cad atá ar bun ag Méarán Mara?)IrishGaelic (Mb pdf)Roman (Mb pdf)
 Irish and EnglishGaelic (Mb pdf)Roman (Mb pdf)
Where do we go? (Cá a ḃíonnsmuid?)IrishGaelic (Mb pdf)Roman (Mb pdf)
 Irish and EnglishGaelic (Mb pdf)Roman (Mb pdf)