In the section you can find rare and hard to find books written in the Irish Langue or Gaelic, the Celtic branch of the Celtic language family.
Known locally as Irish, it was the population’s first language until the 19th century. Irish is still spoken as a first language in a counties such as Cork, Donegal, Galway, and Kerry, as well as smaller areas of counties Mayo, Meath, and Waterford.
Our books are sorted in these categories:
O’BRIEN, John Focalóir Gaoidhilge-Sax-Bhéarla or An Irish-English Dictionary [EARL OF CHARLEVILLE’S COPY]
Whereof the Irish part hath been compiled not only from various Irish vocabularies, particularly that of Mr. Edward Lluyd; but also from a great variety of the best Irish manuscripts now extant; especially those that have been composed from the 9th & 10th centuries, down to the 16th: besides those of the lives of St. […]
O’BRIEN, Rev. Paul. A Practical Grammar of the Irish Language.
FOR THE LOVERS OF IRISH LITERATURE Dublin: Printed by H. Fitzpatrick, 4 Capel- Street, Printer and Bookseller to the R.C. Coll. Maynooth, 1809. First edition. Octavo. pp. x, , 4-214. Printer’s device on titlepage. Folding table of Ogham characters. Contemporary full calf, title in gilt direct on titlepage. Minor wear to extremities and rubbing to […]
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