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AN

INTRODUCTION

TO THE

IRISH LANGUAGE.

IN THREE PARTS.

I.

ORIGINAL AND COMPREHENSIVE GRAMMAR.

II.

FAMILIAR PHRASES, AND DIALOGUES.

III.

EXTRACTS FROM IRISH BOOKS, AND MANUSCRIPTS, IN THE

ORIGINAL CHARACTER,

WITH COPIOUS TABLES OF THE CONTRACTIONS.

BY REV. WM. NEILSON, D. D.

DUBLIN:

PRINTED FOR P. WOGAN, 15, LOWER ORMOND-QUAY.

1808.

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TO HIS EXCELLENCY

PHILIP, EARL OF HARDWICKE,

LORD LIEUTENANT GENERAL, AND GENERAL

GOVERNOR OF IRELAND.

MY LORD, Tìe condescending attention, with which your Excellency has been pleased to patronize the following work, I shall 'ever grate: fully remember. It is consistent with the universal tenor of a yiceroyalty, that is dear to the true friends of Ireland; and in which the humbleșt attempt to promote the im. provement of the country is regarded with paternal encouragement,

Such are the views with which this publication is presented to the world, under the auspices of your Excellency; and I am happy in taking this opportunity to declare myself,

Your Excellency's most obliged, obedient,

and humble Servant, WILLIAM NEILSON.

Dundalk, March 1, 1806.

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