Our blog serves as regular motivation for you to speak the Irish language. Find posts about culture, videos where you find how to say certain phrases, and member interviews to tell you about their experience of learning the language.

Annoucements

Q&A November 7th 2019

Live Q&A with Siobhán at Bitesize Irish took place on Thursday, November 7th 2019! Watch it above! Related posts: Q&A Le Siobhán Agus Gabrielle – 5th December 2019 Q&A le Siobhán agus Eoin – 16 Eanáir 2020 Indiana: Irish Language Immersion Weekend 2011 Bitesize Irish Gaelic has been spotted in the wild!

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Irish Pronunciation Videos

Traidisiúin Oíche Shamhna | Irish Halloween Traditions

Here is a video I put together of the customs associated with Halloween Oíche Shamhna /ee-ha how-na/. Let’s learn about Halloween traditions.Foghlaimímis faoi Thraidisiúin Oíche Shamhna/foh-lem-ee-mish fwee hrad-ish-oo-in ee-ha how-na/ Halloween is celebrated on 1st November.  Ceiliúrtar Oíche Shamhna ar an gcéad lá de mhí na Samhna.  /kel-oor-tur ee-ha how-na air on gayd law jeh

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Samhain - Halloween leaves
Gaelic Culture

Origins of Oíche Shamhna Halloween

If you’re like me, you probably love Halloween. It’s been one of my favorite holidays for as long as I can remember…not QUITE up there with Christmas, but close! I mean, seriously…what kid DOESN’T like dressing up and running all over the neighborhood after dark begging for candy? In fact, with my daughter now off at

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Irish Pronunciation Videos

“Dance” in Irish

In this video, you can learn the various Irish words for dance and dancing. Both variations below are commonly used in everyday Irish. You will certainly not regret learning these words as they commonly come up not only on TV and radio but also in face-to-face conversations. damhsa/dow-sa/dance rince/rin-keh/dance Now, let’s use those words in

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Member Interviews

Learning Gaeilge for Connection

You may have heard the seanfhocal “Is fearr Gaeilge bhriste ná Béarla cliste” – broken Irish is better than clever English. This is one of Bitesize Member Joe’s mantra’s as he travels on his Irish language journey. He takes each lesson at a time and sees learning Gaeilge as marathon not a sprint to connect

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Irish Pronunciation Videos

How to say “Cup of Tea” in Irish

In this video, you will learn a very handy phrase as well as how to say that you would like a cup of tea. That’s undoubtedly a very useful phrase if you’re having a conversation in Irish. cupán tae/kup-awn tay/a cup of tea Now, let’s use that in a sentence: Ba bhreá liom cupán tae./bah

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