Learn Irish for free online with this incredible course developed by some of Ireland's best Irish-language teachers. 

Learning any language is hard but one of the biggest difficulties for people around the world who want to learn the Irish language is that access to other speakers and classes of a high standard can be hard to come by if you don't yourself live in Ireland. 

With thanks to Dublin City University, however, this free online course has offered thousands of people around the world the opportunity to engage with Irish history and culture through the language and now it is back online for another run. 

Back in September, "Irish 101: An Introduction to Irish Language and Culture" took us through some of the basics of the language, including pronunciation, greetings, blessings, and curses.

And now, the second stage, "Irish 201," has opened adding to what we picked up from the first course. 

"Build on your existing basic knowledge of the Irish language and culture," the course description reads. 

"Whether you’re looking to work, study or travel in Ireland, gain a greater insight into the Irish language and improve your language skills on this engaging online course.

"You will cover a range of topics that will help you speak and write about yourself, your home and family along with learning some aspects of Irish grammar.

"You will hear from Irish speakers who speak and use Irish every day and learn more about Irish culture through literature, sport, and music."

Running over the next four weeks, just four hours of weekly study is required to get you started on your Irish-language journey. 

You can sign up to Irish 201 here. 

Want to try out some other Irish resources to supplement the course? We have a guide to the best ways to learn Irish online for free here.