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Comhrá as Gaeilge: A proposal for deliberate practice

At Bitesize Irish, we want to get you to practice the Irish language regularly, preferably daily. Deliberate practice, as described in the book Grit, requires: focussed learning on a specific skill, which will help get you to your ultimate goal and immediate feedback, so that you can improve quickly. Even if you attend Irish language

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Bitesize Irish relocating to UK for linguistic freedom

April 1st 2019 – London, England. I write to you with this important news: that Bitesize Irish has relocated to London (just opposite the Oliver Cromwell statue in Westminster, to be specific). This might be massive news for you, as a person who values the Irish language, so let me try to explain why we

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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: Where our

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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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Patrick: I want to learn it, to preserve it

What do the US Army, the Easter Rising and the Irish language have in common? One of Bitesize Irish’s newest members, Patrick! Born in America and currently living in Kentucky, Patrick attended school in Ireland, but it was a twist of fate when he enlisted in the US Army which led him to discover his

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Sandra: Think About How a Small Child Learns

When Sandra Cline signed up as a Bitesize Irish member, she didn’t know very much about her family heritage, but she is instinctively drawn to the Irish language and Celtic culture. Read more about Sandra’s Irish language learning journey here, from Indiana in the United States: Why did you decide to learn Irish Gaelic? I

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Mike: A great desire to speak the Irish language

Mike Power is learning Irish, like so many people around the world, to connect with his ancestry and the culture he grew up with. He visits Ireland regularly, not to see relatives, but to see “historic sites and places of beauty and interest”. Of which, we have to admit, there are many! Living in London,

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Videos: How to Say in Irish Gaelic

How to say “Island” in Irish Gaelic

Being an island, and having her own islands, the sense of an “Island” is important in Ireland! Here’s our video for how to pronounce that word in the Irish language. Related posts: How To Say – I Like It in Irish (VIDEO) How To Say – No in Irish Gaelic (VIDEO) How To Say –

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How to say Ice Cream in Irish Gaelic

uachtar reoite /ookh-tur roh-cheh/ ice cream Is maith liom uachtar reoite /Iss mah lyum ookh-tur roh-cheh/ I like ice cream For Bitesize Irish members, related lessons: Bitesize Lesson: I Love It – I Hate It Bitesize Lesson: I Prefer This Related posts: How To Say – I Like It in Irish (VIDEO) How To Say

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Video: How to say “English” in Irish Gaelic

Béarla/Bayr-la/ The English Language Tá Béarla agam. /Taw Bayr-la a-gum/ I speak English. Literally, I have English or there is English at me. Sasanach /Soss-a-nukh/ An English person Is Sasanach é. /Iss Soss-a-nukh ey/ He is English, he is an Englishman (For Bitesize Irish members, see Lesson: Introducing people) na Sasanaigh /na Soss-a-nee/ or /na

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