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Live Q&As

Irish Language Pronunciation Explained

In this month’s Bitesize Live Q&A Ben and Niall welcomed you to submit your questions on how to pronounce words and sounds in the Irish Language. Topics covered included dialects, broad and slender consonants, and how and why the form of surnames in Irish can change. The boys also answered questions on adding ‘t’ to

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Irish Culture

Brigid or Bridget – St. Brigid’s Day

Let’s cut to the chase: St. Brigid’s Day celebrates St. Brigid. She lived circa the years 451 – 525. Yes, she was a real person. Her name is referred to as Brigid officially in Ireland in the Irish language. It would be incorrect to spell her name as Bridget. You may see references to “Brigit”,

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Irish Pronunciation Videos

How to say an Irish historical motto in Irish

Let’s learn how to pronounce a famous Irish historical motto. This phrase is often used by promoters of the Irish language to this very day. The phrase is Tír gan teanga, tír gan anam /cheer gon chon-ga, cheer gon on-um/, which means “A country without a language is a country without a soul.” Tír /cheer/

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Live Q&As

Live Q&A: Irish Language Beginners’ Questions – No Query Too Simple!

In this month’s Bitesize Live Q&A Ben and Eoin welcomed you to submit your beginner learners’ questions about the Irish language. Topics covered included blended approaches to learning, learning from poetry and song, prepositions, initial mutations, the Irish primary school system and preserving the linguistic and cultural richness of the language. Here’s a taste of

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Gaeilge Gach Lá

Smaller steps on your irish language journey

Looking back a year ago, did you have expectations about learning to speak Irish? And how did it work out? Did you manage to have fun, and enjoy the journey? Here’s a suggestion to consider taking smaller steps along your journey, and having fun while you’re at it. What if you dropped big expectations, and felt it

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