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Member Interviews

An Irish-Brooklynite’s Irish Language Journey – Interview with Cathy

Niall chats to Explore member, Cathy, about her Irish language journey. She shares her childhood memories of growing up in Brooklyn in an Irish family, how she came to start learning Irish and how she’s been finding it overall. When asked about her tips for improving, Cathy quoted her fellow Explore member, Kevin: ‘Don’t think

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Irish Pronunciation Videos

How To Say River In Irish

Let’s take a bitesized look at how to say river in Irish! So, the Irish word for river is abhainn /ow-winn/. If you wanted to say riverbank you would say bruach abhann /broo-ukh aw-unn/. The Irish for stream is sruthán /shruh-hawn/. A mountain stream is sruthán sléibhe /sruh-hawn shlay-veh/. Mountain streams make a nice pitter-patter – we

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“English Every Day” Campaign for Unlearning Irish

Limerick – 1st April 2024 We didn’t see this coming! The Irish language has become much more popular in recent years. The overwhelming success of building a worldwide community around the Irish language has brought its dark sides. The Irish language is popular. Too popular, in fact. Irish has become synonymous with general “coolness”. Introducing

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Irish Pronunciation Videos

How To Say I’m Sick In Irish

Let’s take a bitesized look at how to say ‘I’m sick‘ in Irish! One common way is táim tinn /thaw-im tyne/. The pronunciation of the word tinn, meaning ill in this context, varies depending on dialect. Munster dialect: /tyne/ Connacht dialect: /teen/ Ulster dialect: /chin/ The word tinn also means sore or painful. In Munster

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Learn Irish Language Conversation Step By Step

Eoin and Niall from Bitesize Irish discuss how you can learn Irish language conversation, step by step. Watch our video discussion on how you can approach learning Irish language conversation in steps. For Bitesize Irish members, we have published the latest improvements to our foundations Tús Maith self-paced course. The latest improvements include multiple voices

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Irish Pronunciation Videos

how to say baby in irish

Let’s learn how to say baby in Irish! One common word for baby in Irish is leanbh /lyan-uv/. This is pronounced  /lyan-oo/ in the Ulster dialect. Another common term for baby is babaí /bob-wee/. This is not to be confused with the Irish word for doll, babóg /bob-owg/. If you want to say baby boy

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