There are three major dialects within Gaeilge (the Irish language).
- The Ulster dialect which is spoken primarily in Donegal;
- The Connemara dialect which is spoken primarily in Galway, Mayo and on the Aran Islands; and
- The Munster dialect which is spoken primarily in west Cork and Kerry.
Munster Irish also serves as the “official” or “government” Irish.
In Corca Dhuibne (Korca Gweena) a small village located deep in the Kerry Gaeltacht, the people do not speak Gaeilge. Instead, they speak Gaoluinn, a sub-dialect of Munster Irish.