How to speak Gaelic - Lesson 4: Online resources

There are quite a few decent online resources you can use to help you with your Gaelic.  I thought it would make sense to dedicate this blog entry to them before continuing our lessons, since there may be some of your eager to make great strides.

Perhaps the organisations with the best online resource lists are the two largest Gaelic Colleges: Sabhal Mòr Ostaig on the Isle of Skye ( and the Gaelic College in Nova Scotia, Canada (

The BBC in the UK offers some great resources including: beag air bheag ( and air splaoid! (

There's also a great podcast to Gaelic learners from Radio Nan Gaidheal (the BBC's Gaelic radio station) that you can subscribe to from here:

and of course you can listen to the radio station itself from here: by launching the BBC radio player on the top right of the page and choosing Radio Nan Gaidheal.

You'll find many more sites in the links section of the official site ( in the learn Gaelic section.

If you'd like to learn Gaelic more formally offline without enrolling in one of the Gaelic colleges, I recommend "Teach Yourself Gaelic" which you can get from Amazon in the UK by clicking here or in the USA by clicking here.  The audio-book series should be available in most countries around the world.

le deagh dhurachd,


Previous lessons:

Lesson 1: The Gaelic alphabet

Lesson 2: All the sounds

Lesson 3: Useful phrases