This Survey constitutes a highly detailed micro-dialectological study of spoken Irish in the Aran Islands, focusing on geographical and social variation linked to generations (older and younger age-groups), genders (male and female), and level of education. It provides for the first time ever for any language anywhere in the world an extensive analysis of a wide range of phonological and grammatical variation on a dialectal and sociolinguistic basis.‌


A Survey of Spoken Irish in the Aran Islands


  • Dr. Séamas Ó Direáin
  • Dr. John Walsh – Roinn na Gaeilge
  • Dr. Deirdre Ní Chonghaile – Project Manager
  • David Kelly – Design & Development

Project Details

Year(s): 2015