The book does not presuppose prior knowledge of Irish and gives thorough coverage of the grammatical patterns of the language. Texts and exercises are presented in an authentic, interesting, conversational style and in carefully graded stages. The learner is assisted in mastering the pronunciation by the use of phonetic spelling and by the related audio recordings.
"Rarely have I seen a text of such fine scholarly worth as the text by Micheal O Siadhail entitled Learning Irish. . . . Even though Irish is not an easy language to learn, it is more easily and readily learned with the assistance of Micheal O Siadhail's Learning Irish."—Robert David Thompson, National Chairman of the National Celtic Awareness Movement of America