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Irish Accent: Dublin

This download focuses on learning a Dublin Irish accent, including recordings of Dublin natives and others from nearby suburbs. There is a lot in common with accents of the northern parts of Ireland, but it's quite different from the accents of the west and south of Ireland.


Dublin Irish Accent Learning Materials

  • The Dublin accent materials include recordings of AccentHelp coach Jim Johnson guiding you through learning the accent, using the text, as well as a number of recordings of native speakers. Jim gathered many of these recordings during a trip to Ireland - bringing the experience back to you in this download.
  • You'll get four versions of the written materials: a PDF file to print or read on a standard computer, a large-format PDF for portable reading devices, and MOBI for Kindle and EPUB for other portable readers.
  • This accent is appropriate for productions of Juno and the Paycock and other plays. You also hear it in films like The Commitments and Once and from people like Colin Farrell.
  • Dublin accents have a lot in common with northern Irish accents. These can both be quite different from the accents of southern Ireland or western Ireland.

Audio files (72.3MB, 73 minutes)

  1. Introduction to Sound Placement, Intonation, and Helpful Hints for speaking with a Dublin accent (5:09)
  2. Consonant sound changes when learning an Irish accent for Dublin (10:38)
  3. Vowel sound changes for the Dublin accent (6:04)
  4. changes to Diphthongs in Dublin accents (6:01)
  5. Alternate Pronunciations for words when speaking with a Dublin accent (1:56)
  6. Wrap up to learning a Dublin Irish accent (1:38)
  7. Dunemead Male reading (1:08)
  8. + his conversation (6:15)
  9. Skerries Female reading (1:03)
  10. + her conversation (:56)
  11. Dublin 16 Female reading (1:01)
  12. + her conversation (4:44)
  13. Dublin Male reading (1:25)
  14. + his conversation (3:46)
  15. Wicklow Male reading (1:11)
  16. + his conversation (7:26)
  17. Dublin Male reading (1:13)
  18. + his conversation (5:16)
  19. Dublin Female reading (1:06)
  20. + her conversation (5:15)

Most of these recordings are made "in the field" so you will hear such things as birds, cars or other people in the background. A transcription of the conversations is included to help you follow along.