Someone recently sent an English message to which
you replied, concerning which Celtic langauge to learn.
Unfortunately I accidently deleted the original.
I would strongly recommend Scottish Gaelic over Irish
Gaelic unless the learner has an opportunity to learn proper
The way the "New Irish" has been devised, it leaves people
unable to read anything but the remedialised spelling. This
means that virtually all of traditional Irish literature by
the best literate native speakers is literally a closed
We are now seeing hundreds of books in rubbishy "Irish" on
the market, mostly by learners who are obviously thinking in
English and putting a "Gaelic" skin on their efforts. It is
a total waste of money and nobody in Ireland will publish a
book in traditional spelling.
Another point to bear in mind is that the learner will
have a lot less trouble with dialects in Scottish Gaelic
than in Irish Gaelic.