These lesson-by-lesson answer keys for Progress in Irish
have been used by countless students in New England-area Irish classes
since 1989, and have been gradually "proofread" through the years. They
may, however, still contain the occasional error, and if you find any,
please let us know. They
are typeset as individual sheets, as they have been designed for use
as hand-outs in Irish classes.
Many lessons of Progress in Irish contained an exercise
simply titled "Léigh" (Read). We chose to reinterpret
these as "Léigh agus cuir Béarla air seo" -- an
extra opportunity to practice translating. Feel free to disregard these
sections if you are a literalist.
There is often more than one "correct" way to express a thought in Irish.
Ní Ghráda relied heavily on the Caighdeán
Oifigiúil in the creation of this book; every effort has
been made to keep these answers "correct" within the context of Progress
in Irish -- within the confines of the vocabulary & phrases
which had been taught up to any given point where you might find yourself
preferring some other answer.
We understand that the various dialects may have equally appropriate
equivalents to these answers, but for the sake of brevity, and of consistency
with Ní Ghráda's book, we have preferred answers derived
solely from the teachings of Progress in Irish.
We hope that the countless students of Irish who will read and/or download
these answer key sheets will appreciate Ní Ghráda's book
all the more, now that they can check their work against the work of
Conradh na Gaeilge
of New England
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revised 10 May 2005)
thanks to Richard Benedict who got us started on this project many years
to Peter Vatne whose keen eye and diligence helped see this project
through to its completion;
and to the countless Gaeilgeoirí over many years whose input
has helped shape, guide and"polish" the final product.
maith agaibh go léir.