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john (155.198.17.120 - 155.198.17.120)
Posted on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 06:11 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Hi all,

I am in London. Does anyone know of a shop where I can purchase Irish grammar and vocabulary books? Also, are there short stories (with the story written in both Irish and English in the same book) available. Central London would be best.

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Oliver Grennan (193.122.47.162 - 193.122.47.162)
Posted on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 08:02 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Hi John,

Here's a bookshop I found on the net. I haven't been in yet, but if you download the catalogue you'll see they can supply you with practically anything printed in Irish.

It's an .RTF file and you can view it in MS Word.

http://www.irishdemocrat.co.uk/bookshop/

I see that Foyles in Charing X Road have got dictionaries and learner material too.

Slán agus beir bua,

Oliver.

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Max Matthews (62.254.0.7 - 62.254.0.7)
Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2003 - 05:31 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Foyles is a dead loss! I was in town the other day - visited the so called biggest bookshop in London and was advised to look on Amazon for Irish dictionaries!

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Dennis Leyden (152.13.196.199 - 152.13.196.199)
Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2003 - 12:13 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

I was in London a few weeks ago and with the aid of the yellow pages hit every bookstore I could find in central London that seemed to have a specialty in languages (I think I went to 4 of them). I've forgotten their names (there was one off Charing Cross or Regents Park and one near Kings Cross Station), but none of them had as much selection as I can find here in the states at a Barnes & Nobles, a Borders, or at Amazon. I have found the best source is a place in Cambridge, Massachusetts called Schoenhof's. I found it on the web at: www.schoenhofs.com. They seem to have a variety of books ranging from dictionaries and grammar books (I recently purchased the Christian Brothers grammar book from them) to fiction and non fiction (including children's books). I don't know if shipping costs to the UK would make it too expensive to make it worth your while. The main problem with Schoenhofs is the books don't have much of a description. My recollection is that Amazon (at least the US version) had a reasonable selection of dictonaries and grammar/instruction books, but not much else.

Hope that helps!

Dennis

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Max Matthews (62.254.0.7 - 62.254.0.7)
Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2003 - 12:21 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Try this web site http://www.cuplafocal.ie/

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