Dé Sathairn 18 Meán Fómhair 2010


One of the most fundamental reference for all Irish dialects.

Wagner, Heinrich: Linguistic Atlas and Survey of Irish Dialects I (1958) p. xiv; (1981) p. xix.


Sgéalta ó Thír Eoghain, curtha in eagar ag Seán Mac Airt.

I believe this have been translated by Art Hughes (reference pending).

Leagan Béarla :
Airt, Seán Mac: "Tyrone folk tales", Béaloideas 19 (1949) 29-72 (in English).

An important reference

A wee hint on Tyrone Irish

Leid Beag # 1, 'a wee hint'. The fundamental aspect of Irish as spoken in Tyrone, is that is is a 'cha' /xa/ dialect.

For example, 'ní raibh mé' (I was not) was 'cha rabh mé' in Tyrone.

Gaelic dialects can be spilt into the language of 'cha' and the language of 'ní' as illustrated in the map opposite. East Ulster, Scotland and Mann use 'cha', most of Ireland uses 'ní'. To find out more about how to use 'cha' click here.