Litriocht.com

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  • Fri, Jul 17 2009 12:23

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    Litriocht.com

    Tá Litríocht.com atá bunaithe i gCorca Dhuibhne ag obair ar gach leabhar atá foilsithe as Gaeilge a chur ar fáil le díol ar a suíomh idirlinn. Tá rogha cuimsitheach leabhair, CD, agus DVDs do leanaí agus do dhaoine fásta le fáil ar an suíomh. Tá téacs leabhair scoile do bhunscoileanna agus do mheánscoileanna ann chomh maith. Tá léirmheas as Gaeilge agus as Béarla agus pictiúr de chlúdach gach leabhair le fáil ar an suíomh. Tugann áis cuardaigh téacs tuarthach ar an suíomh saoráid chun an leabhar atá uait ar an suíomh a aimsiú.

    Tá an catalóg iomlán le fáil ag   www.litriocht.com

    West Kerry-based Litriocht.com is working to make all books published in Irish or on the Irish language available for sale on its website. There is a comprehensive selection on offer, including dictionaries, grammar books, novels, poetry, children’s books, DVDs and CDs for children and adults. We also supply school books to Irish Primary & Secondary schools. A bilingual description of each book together with the cover image can be viewed on the site. Our search facility with its predictive text makes it easy to find the book you are looking for.

    The complete catalogue is available at  www.litriocht.com 

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  • Sat, Jul 18 2009 13:07 In reply to

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    Re: Litriocht.com

    I have found www.litriocht.com to be the best source for study materials to learn Irish.

    I live in California on the west coast of the United Sataes and have purchased several books from Litriocht, some of which I could not find here in the states an example:


    Amazon.com

    Progress in Irish: A Graded Course for Beginners and Revision by Mairead Ni Ghrada (Paperback - Feb 2, 1980) ranges in price for a new copy from $25.00 to $97.16 plus $3.99 shipping and used from $24.50 to $ 80.21 plus $3.99 shipping this was on 17 July 2009 these prices are in US dollars. (note when I was looking for this book it was not available from amazon, don't get me wrong amazon is an excellent outfit just not always the best priced one).


     

    As compared to Litriocht

    Progress in Irish Bog / Paperback €9.95 + €17.00 shipping this was the price I paid over a year ago and it's still the same. Due to the variable exchange rate of the Euro to the US dollar, I suggest buying more than just one item to warrant the cost of shipping. I bought a total of 4 books at the time of my purchase Progress in Irish, a couple of dictionaries and I don't remember what the fourth book was, but all told the total was less then what I would have spent here in the states for the same books.


    BTW they also have a better price for the Buntús Cainte Seit iomlán 1,2,3 agus CDs (€25.00) then you could ever find in the states, since you can't find the series of all 3 book/CDs as a set in the states each book/Cd is sold separately.

     

    And I should also mention that the service from Litriocht is excellent it has never taken more then 6 business days for me to receive a shipment from them.Smile

     

    Ádh mór!

    Domhnall Ó Cianaigh

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  • Sat, Jul 25 2009 3:46 In reply to

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    I have to agree with Cianaigh--Litriocht is simply the best! Their prices are good, they have a lot of great books for learners, and

    they are very, very helpful when you email questions about the books you are ordering or thinking about ordering! And yes, the shipping

    is quite quick (and your order arrives in great shape, no damaged packaging as some of us have experienced with other companies that

    ship from Ireland). I live in Texas, and sometimes my orders from Litriocht get here faster than stuff I order from Amazon.

    I love this company and recommend it highly and without reservation to everyone!!

    We students of the Irish are very fortunate to have such a great resource that is so dedicated to preserving and promoting the Irish language!!

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  • Tue, Jul 28 2009 16:57 In reply to

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    Ní raibh a fhios agam go raibh an méid daoine sin lasmuigh d'éire ag labhairt gaeilge :) Beannachtaí a chairde, is d'fhan leis é a labhairt!

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  • Wed, Aug 5 2009 17:14 In reply to

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    Re: Litriocht.com

    Litriocht did it again.

    I ordered some books on 29 Iúil 2009 which were shipped the next day.

    The package arrived 05 Lúnasa 2009 Big Smile

    For the six books that I ordered the cost in euros was €64.25

    and shipping to California USA was €15.30 for a total of €79.55

    This came to $106.16 US

    The books that I ordered were:

    2 copies of Progress in Irish ( my niece wants to learn) Big Smile at €9.95 ea

    Amazon's price (through their sellers ranges from $25.00 - 97.16 new and from $25.00 - $80.21 used )

    3 copies of Briathra na Gaeilge at €6.45 ea

    Amazon (UK) says currently unavailable Amazon (US) don't even list it

    1 copy of Focloir Gaeilge-Bearla/Irish-English Dictionary (Hardcover) by Niall Ó Dónaill €25.00

    Amazon (US) (through their sellers ranges from $69.95 - $163.23 new and from $54.95 - $155.45 Used)


    This place is the best SmileBig SmileBig Smile

    Ádh mór!

    Domhnall Ó Cianaigh

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  • Sat, Jan 2 2010 11:12 In reply to

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    I too have purchased several books from Litriocht and I have not been disappointed.  The shipping and handling can however be very 

    expensive.  As Clannaigh says, you need to go ahead and put together a pretty good package to make it worthwhile.  I bought the 

    Foclaire Scolar (Bearla-Gaeilge / Gaeilge-Bearla).  And, I've purchased the verb conjugations book.

     

    i am looking for some basic Irish readers that would be on a junior high school level.  I bought some novels from Oideas Gael when I visited there

    in August and they're just too advanced to know what's going on.  I need something very near beginner readers.  Any thoughts?

     

    Slan

    Faber - Texas

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  • Mon, Jan 4 2010 7:00 In reply to

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    Children's books work much better for me than the "novels" and such. Any of the "Bran" books. Also, on the Litríocht site, go to "Children" or
    Children's Books" (can't remember exactly) then all the way to the bottom to "SOS agus Rírá-- any of those would be my recommendation.

    Example:

    Sailí na Spotaí SOS 5
    Anne Marie Herron
    Léaráidí Stephen Hall
    Cló Uí Bhriain 2001
    ISBN 0862787246

    Is breá le Sailí spotaí. Spotaí ar a cuid éadaigh, spotaí ar a cuid bréagán, spotaí ar gach rud! Ní éireoidh Sailí tuirseach de na spotaí go deo – nó an éireoidh?

    Sailí loves dots. Dots on his clothes, on his toys, on everything. Sailí will never get tired of spots - or will he?


    Also there's a book I just purchased that contains short "passages"/stories-- An Ghaelige ó Lá go Lá (Irish Day by Day) that you might like.

    And check out http://www.gaeilge.org/AlA1/

    http://www.gaeilge.org/AlA2/ 

    http://www.gaeilge.org/AlA3/      for "Anseo is Ansiúd" (an old children's reader from about 35 years ago) wherein each lesson features a short, kid-oriented story followed by some questions that test comprehension. I really like these!

    Also: http://www.cnagstl.org/CnaGClassL1.php?PG=Class&LV=1 for three children's stories as PDF files

    Back to Litríocht-- I've also read Fionn mac Cumhaill: Taoiseach na Féinne and its sequel (both by Tadhg Mac Dhonnagáin-- these are easier than the "novels" that I think you're talking about, but more difficult/challenging than the children's books that I'm referring to. There's a new one, too--

    Liam agus an Leipreachán by Gabrielle Ní Mheachair

    Hope this info is helpful to you!

    Slán agus ádh mór!

    Fine Irish Chocolate - Texas

     

    ps- Where in Texas are you?? How long have you been studying the Irish, and what materials have you been using? Just curious...

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  • Mon, Jan 4 2010 7:30 In reply to

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    Sorry, there's an error in the links I gave for "Anseo is Ansiúd"--

    should be: http://www.gaeilge.org/AIA1/

    and http://www.gaeilge.org/AIA2 

    and http://www.gaeilge.org/AIA3

    The other link to the 3 children's stories in PDF doesn't seem to work. I'll check on that one, too.

    Let me know if you've no success with the corrected Anseo/Ansiúd links

    Fine Irish Chocolate

     

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  • Mon, Jan 4 2010 7:31 In reply to

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    Dear Fine Chocolate:

     

    Thanks so VERY much for your response.  That is EXACTLY the kinds of books I am looking for.  I will go on Litriocht tonight and figure out what to order.  I would love it if there were some kids books also with the recording of how it sounds.  I have been studying since March 1, 2009.  I studied intently with my 80 year old dad for about 5 months and had arranged for us to go to Oideas Gael and he was killed in an accident two days prior to our departure.  It sort of killed my motivation for a while and I picked it up again about 1 month ago.  So, I'm about 6 months into it.  

    I live in Navasota, Texas (about 20 miles south of College Station).  I became interested again when a guy down in Cypress asked if I'd help him out and teach him what I know.  We are meeting now once/wk.  I use several resources.  My main pronunciation resource is "Tús Maith" course.  It is all Ulster Irish speakers.  I also (as of Jan 1st) am parsing each sentence that Michelle puts on this website. (dad and I had been doing this)  I write it on a sheet and try to understand each piece of it and why it is presented as it is.  For example:  Chonaic mé an fear ag rith ar shiúl. (from yesterday).  I write out the conjugation of the verb in Past, Present, and Future and study the noun verb and adjective verb.  This is on an index card.  Then today I'll go around muttering the "sentence of the day".  I notice that the sentences are now repeating and I am glad of that as I missed about 6 months during my grieving.

    I have also found a series of lessons on Youtube that help me with basic thoughts.  You can search "Learning irish" and the classes come up.  I've done about 20 of those lessons.  That's about all I'm doing.  I learn by speaking so I can only hope to find a few other people who are near me.  I am looking for people that live within 30-40 miles of me so we could form a little conversational group.  Seems like all the students are either in Dallas or Houston and both are an impractical stretch for me. 

    Where are you and how long have you been learning and what are you using?

    Faber, Navasota, Texas

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  • Mon, Jan 4 2010 8:41 In reply to

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    I'm a bit confused about how it works when one responds to an email re: a reply to a post. I hit reply and thought it would go to the forum, but I don't see it anywhere there. So, am doing it again this way. Let me know what I'm doing wrong, if you have any idea...
    Hi, Faber!
    I think I read about your Dad/his tragic accident on one of the forums--maybe Daltaí?
    You had arranged a birthday celebration for him in Ireland? Or was that someone else?
    That was so sad!! My Dad's been gone for 36 years, and my Mom passed in Nov. 2007
    (though that seems like yesterday still), so I know what you've been going through.
    In the last 5 years of her life, my Mom had a "gentleman friend" who was from Ireland (Arranmore Island, off the coast of Donegal) who still spoke the Irish. He's the one who started teaching me some words & stuff, and who peaked my interest. I call him my "adopted Irish Dad" as I "adopted him" and we talk weekly/visit when I go see my family in Ilinois, etc. He loves it that I'm learning the Irish, as his kids have no interest.
     
    I've seen the lessons on YouTube. Haven't watched them all, but they're good. Do you know you can print out the lessons to those? They're quite nice and really helpful. I'm trying to remember how to do that... I'll get back to you on that if you don't already have that info.
     
    Are you familiar with "Giota Beag" and "Giota Beag Eile" on the BBC Northern Ireland site?
    "Giota Beag").
     
    Did you check out the "Anseo is Ansiúd" stories? (my corrected links work)-- I really like those. Still can't get the other one that I gave. That one must be defunct, as I've tried other places to get to that with no luck, and I know it wasn't just a typo.
     
    www.Abair.ie is a site that has synthesized audio of whatever you put in. It's helpful, but sometimes the synthesized results are not clear. But still, check it out. I think it's Ulster, too.
     
    "Irish on your Own" is a resource with a text and 5-6 tapes that I like. Sometimes you can find it on Amazon (used). Don't pay more than $40-50 for it, though. Just wait until you see it for around that price. Some folks really try to gauge. (But others on Amazon who sell used are great!).
     
    There's one called "Colloquial Irish" that comes with a CD (make sure the one you're looking at comes with the CD. when it first came out you oould get the book alone, and probably still can, but you probably want the audio, too).
     
    Another newer one is "Spoken World Irish" (by Living Language). It comes with several CDs and has some good stuff in it. (make sure it's SW Irish, cause I think they have one for Gaelic, too).
     
    Buntús Cainte is an older series that some folks use/like. It comes with CDs. The best way to buy it is to get the set of 3 parts (cheaper than buying each separately).
     
    There are 2 grammar books that I think are really good:
    Basic Irish: A Grammar and Workbook and Intermediate Irish: A Grammar and Workbook
    by Nancy Stenson. I really like the way she presents her information.
     
    The best grammar reference (though Stenson's books are also good for reference) is
    Irish Grammar Book (the full text, not the abridged one) by Nollaig Mac Congáil.
     
    I also really like Teach Yourself Irish by diarmuid ó sé and joseph sheils. You can get it alone, or with CD.
     
    I've been studing the Irish since 2006 with the Gaelic League of Austin. We have weekly classes on Sundays. I've come a long way since I started, but still have a very long way to go, as once a week isn't the same as when we took a language in high school and had class every day, or similarly in college... I do study a lot on my own, though. I'm addicted, in case you can't tell that already!!
     
    Feel free to email me with any questions/thoughts. I'm going to stop for now, but will have more thoughts (and probably references/materials info) later, I'm sure.
     
    It's great that you have that guy in Cypress that you're studying with. It really helps to have another human being to work/study with.
     
    Slán anois.
    Marilyn (fine irish chocolate)
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  • Mon, Jan 4 2010 14:49 In reply to

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    Fuair mé "Fear na noileán" DVD ó Litríocht agus bhi sé ar fheabhas Yes

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  • Thu, Jan 28 2010 22:06 In reply to

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    A chara,

    I've tried to find books for adult learners of Irish on Litriocht.com but haven't been able to identify any. These are books on adult topics that are written at alower level. I use such books in Adult Education.  I've emailed the website twice but have not received a response. Any help on finding such books wopuld be appreciated...I'm at a level about midway though Buntus Cainte 3.

    Go raibh maith agat.

     

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  • Mon, Feb 1 2010 6:40 In reply to

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    A Chara

    I am really sorry we never received your emails.

    I have named just a few of the many titles we have on Litriocht especially for adult learners. You can check these out by following the link included with the book title. If you click on Oideachas/Abhair Theagasc on www.litriocht.com you may see some other books that may be of iterest to you.

    An Foghlaimeoir Fásta  http://www.litriocht.com/shop/product_info.php?products_id=4230

    Míle Murdar  http://www.litriocht.com/shop/product_info.php?products_id=3911
    Sarah Eile  http://www.litriocht.com/shop/product_info.php?products_id=3539
    Croí na Ceiste http://www.litriocht.com/shop/product_info.php?products_id=5056
    Gaeilge agus Grá http://www.litriocht.com/shop/product_info.php?products_id=5073
    Teach na gColúr http://www.litriocht.com/shop/product_info.php?products_id=4329

    Le gach dea-ghuí

    Caitlín

    info@litriocht.com

     

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  • Mon, Feb 1 2010 14:38 In reply to

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    Go raibh míle maith agat.

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  • Fri, Jun 13 2014 9:24 In reply to

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    Thanks for posting this informative post keep it up ankd thanks...

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