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Irish Gaelic Grammar 101 | Lenition

Let’s learn what lenition is! Here is another instalment in our grammar series. This series focuses on helping you crack the code of the basics of Irish Gaelic grammar.  Lenition, also called aspiration, is known in Irish as séimhiú: séimhiú /shay-voo/lenition, aspiration Its function is to make speaking easier and also to make sentences more

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Irish Gaelic Language

Unexpected Gaeilge in Dingle Peninsula

This is just a little story from the County Kerry Gaeltacht, to keep you motivated in using the Irish language every day. I went campervanning on the Dingle Peninsula, with a good friend. We parked up, quite late in the evening. We had plans to go to the local pub-turned-brewery, after cooking up some food.

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Become a Daily “Practitioner” of Irish

Our aim for you at Bitesize Irish is: Gaeilge GACH Lá. Irish EVERY Day. Even if you attend Irish language classes every week, it’s only when you make Irish part of your every day that you’ll move to becoming a speaker of it. It’s possible for you to move from being a “learner” of Irish,

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Bitesize Irish Podcast

Podcast 099: One Bite at a Time

Reconnecting with our idea of “bitesize” Irish. Why small pieces? Well, it’s not your fault. The Irish language can seem overwhelming and daunting. We can end up with self-blame and self-judgement for not understanding more, not being “better”. But this is a calling. A life-long journey. By accepting that the journey is already good enough

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Ricardo’s Advice: “Read, Watch and Listen Hundred of Times”

Bitesize Irish members hail from all corners of the world and all walks of life – we have everyone from realtors, musicians and engineers in our community! One of our newest members is Ricardo, a musician from Brazil who came to Gaeilge through his interest in Sean-nós singing and Irish literature. Read about his journey

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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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Irish Gaelic Grammar 101 | Lenition

Let’s learn what lenition is! Here is another instalment in our grammar series. This series focuses on helping you crack the code of the basics of Irish Gaelic grammar.  Lenition, also called aspiration, is known in Irish as séimhiú: séimhiú /shay-voo/lenition, aspiration Its function is to make speaking easier and also to make sentences more

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How to say “community” in Irish

In this video, you’ll learn a very common word which is often associated with Irish society – community. pobal /pub-ell/ community Now, let’s use the word in a sentence: Fáilte go dtí an Pobal/falw-cha go gee an pub-ell /Welcome to the Community Related posts: How To Say – “Bless You” in Irish Gaelic (VIDEO) How

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“Codail go Sámh” Sleep Soundly | A Poem in Irish

In this video, you will learn a short lullaby poem. You could recite this poem to a child or loved one at bedtime, or simply repeat it to yourself when you’re heading to bed. This poem includes common words and phrases which you can reuse in everyday conversations. Also, Codail go sámh /kud-ell guh sawv/

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