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Irish Language Phrases for Oíche Shamhna (Halloween)

Last Saturday we shared with you some interesting information on the origins of Halloween (in Irish, Oíche Shamhna, pronounced roughly EE-hyeh HOW-nuh) in Oíche Shamhna (Halloween) – Part 1. In this post, we’ll teach you a few words and phrases … Continue reading

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Gaelic For Visitors

As I mentioned in a previous post, Road Signs in Irish Gaelic, I’m often surprised when friends come back from a visit to Ireland and tell me “we didn’t see/hear a word of Gaelic the whole time we were there.” … Continue reading

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Irish Gaelic Songs

I have to tell you, in all honesty, that I usually go into hiding around St. Patrick’s Day. “Why?” you ask. “Why would a person who loves Irish music, especially Irish singing, go into hiding on St. Patrick’s Day?” The … Continue reading

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Irish Gaelic Love Songs

The subject of love songs comes up fairly frequently on Irish language forums. Usually the topic is brought up by a visitor: “Can you give me the titles of some happy Irish Gaelic love songs?”

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Irish-Language Radio: A Free Resource for Language Learners

When I first started learning Irish, I was really jealous of friends who were learning Spanish. Here in my home in California, you can just turn on the TV or radio and be instantly immersed in Spanish. You can surround … Continue reading

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Irish Singer Shares More Songs in Irish

Mary Murphy is an Irish singer based in Canada (and also a member of Bitesize Irish Gaelic, by the way).

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Irish Singer Shares Irish Language Song, and Interview

We got chatting with one of our latest Irish language lessons members. Her name is Mary Murphy – an Irish singer and writer based in Canada. Here she shares one of her songs to listen to, along with an interview … Continue reading

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Back to basics: What’s Gaelic? What’s Irish?

Sarah recently emailed us: What’s the difference between Irish and Gaelic?? 🙂 Good question! It’s important to clear up what we means. Here, we’re always referring to the Celtic language of Ireland. What does Irish mean? In Ireland, people generally … Continue reading

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Bitesize Irish Gaelic has been spotted in the wild!

Remember Amanda who teaches Irish Gaelic to her Irish dance students? They were invited to dance at the Saline Celtic Festival 2011 in Saline, Michigan. Amanda was kind enough to have a Bitesize banner and flyers displayed, enticing everyone attending … Continue reading

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How learning Irish means even more now

The Irish language has had a fair share of ups and downs throughout its history. If you’re learning the language now, or want to, you are part of such a positive force. At the same time, its hard to ignore … Continue reading

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