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An Irish Traditional Poem for This Christmas (Ep.58) [Re-run]

Ever wondered what’s the difference between Christmas in Ireland and in the rest of the World? We don’t think it should be different since this holiday is all about spending time with the loved ones and offering them gifts, whatever … Continue reading

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The Traditional Irish Christmas and a Gift from Bitesize

Every country has its special Holiday season traditions and Ireland isn’t an exception. While some other places focus on buying gifts or partying on Christmas’ Eve, the Irish Christmas is all about tradition and family.

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Christmas Poem From Ireland (Ep. 58)

Eoin reads out the poem by Patrick Kavanagh, “A Christmas Childhood”. It rings of simple Irish Christmases. This Christmas poem isn’t in Irish Gaelic, but surely it’s just the thing to hear as we reach Christmas, the time when we … Continue reading

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside!

Christmas may be over, but winter still has a firm grip on most of the Northern Hemisphere. If, like me, you’re sitting by the fire and waiting for spring, how about getting some mind work done by learning some words … Continue reading

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An Irish Merry/Happy Christmas!

Nollaig Shona Daoibh (NULL-eg HUH-uh DEE-iv)! Happy Christmas to You All! The Christmas Day is coming really fast (Lá Nollag – Law NULL-ug), and we figured we’d celebrate by giving you some Christmas-related words and phrases to liven up your celebration! … Continue reading

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Learn Some Irish Christmas Carols!

The happy holiday of Christmas is right around the corner! If you’ve been following this blog, you know that I’m a big advocate of singing as an aid to learning. Why don’t we have some fun and learn a couple … Continue reading

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A Gaelic Christmas

I know what you’re thinking: “Audrey, there’s still a few weeks until Christmas. Are you writing about Christmas already?” Well, musicians (and their long-suffering families) get started on Christmas a whole lot earlier than the rest of the world (think … Continue reading

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Singing in Irish Gaelic

As you know if you’ve been following these blogs, one thing I highly recommend for any language learner is singing. Singing regularly in the language you’re learning reinforces your learning in so many ways. It gets the sounds of the … Continue reading

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Happy New Year in Irish

To wish someone a Happy New Year in Irish, say: Athbhliain faoi mhaise duit! = Happy New Year! Pronounce it something like: /ah-vleen fwee vosh-ah ghwitch/ Be careful. Gaelic distinguishes between “you” when speaking about one person, and “you” for … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas in Irish Gaelic

Here’s how to say Happy Christmas in Irish. Nollaig shona dhuit! = Happy Christmas!/Merry Christmas! Pronounce it something like /Null-eg hunna ghwitch/ Be careful. This Irish expression is specifically when you are wishing one person a merry Christmas in Gaelic. … Continue reading

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