I assume a lot of people coming to this group might want to know more about the language, so...
One good internet source is www.daltai.com
(daltai means students in Irish). There you can find sound files and all sorts of phrases, etc. For those of us in the States, you can also find classes in your area. They will get you started. there's another site, http://www.philo-celtic.com/
that offers a wide range of Irish language information as well.
I have other resources for those who are interested and will post them as time permits.