The course teaches Caighdeán Oifigiúil, or Standard Irish, which incorporates aspects of all three major dialects. The course was originally set to use a text-to-speech engine for audio, but as of April 2015 all course audio is recorded.
The course was created to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.
It's official: the Irish course has begun. Lancet and I have been chosen to create Duolingo's Irish course and we both look forward to the long road ahead. Fáilte!...