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Feachtas Youth Clubs

Why Bitesize Donated to Irish Language Youth Organisation

With whom does the future of the Irish language rest? The young people in Ireland. If you were to look long-term at ways to help the Irish language, on whom would you spend money? The young people in Ireland. €500 Donated to Feachtas in 2019 I’m proud to say that Bitesize Irish, from part of

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Immersion Weekends for the Irish Language 2019

What is an immersion weekend? As our friend Neasa put it: An immersion weekend (or week(s)) is where people gather to learn the Irish language and speak it and participate in cultural activities (often involving the language). So we immerse ourselves in the Irish language and by the end of the weekend we’ve forgotten how

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The Peril of the Irish Language

Sometimes we should remind ourselves of how much or a marginal language the Irish language is in Ireland.  This all depends on your perspective. My overall view is highly positive: there’s a huge energy and spirit among Irish language speakers (read more below). It’s certainly not a “dead” or extinct language.  Related posts: Charging For

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We’re Bitesize Irish

2018 is turning out to be a really important year in the history of Bitesize & the Irish language learning community. If you read our newsletters, blog posts, watched our YouTube videos or listened to our Podcast episodes, you noticed a few changes. Today, we’re happy to announce that one of these changes is to

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Sneak Peek Behind the Scenes at Bitesize Irish (VIDEO)

November was a great month for Bitesize Irish. At the beginning of the month we had our first live team meeting in Limerick, Ireland. Related posts: Meet the Bitesize Irish Team – Catalin (Ep. 80) What’s New at Bitesize Irish Gaelic Behind the scenes of our Live Lingo Lessons New at Bitesize: Absolute Beginners Class

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Win Irish Children Books (with CD) and Audio Course from Bitesize Irish

We’re happy to have a growing, passionate, engaged community of enthusiastic Irish language learners. That’s why we’re always in contact with them, developing products and tools to match their enthusiasm of learning the Irish language. Related posts: Questions collection: How to say “I wish” in Irish Gaelic and more Irish Gaelic Pronunciation Survey Four Questions

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Bitesize Member Interviews

Helen Irish learner

Helen moved from Maine to Connemara

Helen Aylward comes all the way from Maine, USA, but now lives in the Gaeltacht! Here’s her member interview with Bitesize Irish. I am very lucky to be able to say I live in An Droim, South Connemara in County Galway. Originally, I am from Portland, Maine, USA. How I started I moved to Ireland specifically to study the Irish language and

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Community Advice: Irish Language Learning Tactics

We’re always trying to help the Bitesize Irish community members with good feedback, advice and tactics to use when learning the Irish language. Often than not, that advice comes from the community itself. If you want to discover some solid tactics of learning the Irish language, please read the following interview. Val is a Bitesize

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Videos: How to Say in Irish Gaelic

Watch a Conversation in Irish

Meet Siobhán and Gabrielle from Bitesize Irish, speaking in the Irish language! OK, it’s as natural as can be when you have a camera pointed at you. We hope you enjoy this natural speed conversation (a bit like our Conversational lessons that are part of the Bitesize Irish program, but those lessons also include phonetic

why in irish

How to say “Why” in Irish Language (Video)

To be able to express yourself in Irish Gaelic, it’s great to build up a vocabulary of questions that you can use when speaking with others. Watch the video above, and here are more notes to help your Irish language learning journey: “Why?” cén fáth (Connacht dialect, mostly the north west of Ireland) /kayn faw/

Fairy Door in Irish

How to Say “Fairy Door” in Irish

The old culture of Ireland had immense respect for the Sí: the fairy people. These days, that culture is often ridiculed, which ignores the wisdom that this encapsulated. By showing respect to the Sí, those magical people of the earth, we showed respect to nature around us. It made us mindful of leaving tracks behind


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