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Dear Bitesize: How do I get the hang of guttural sounds?

I’m finding it quite difficult to pronounce the guttural sounds found in Irish words, such as in “Dia dhuit”. How do I learn to easily get my tongue around these? Don’t worry, those guttural sounds that are a result of lenition in Irish Gaelic can take some time to get a hang of. Related posts:

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Bitesize’s Free Tools to Learn Irish Gaelic

The Bitesize Irish Gaelic online course is helping hundreds of people to strengthen the connection to their Irish heritage through learning Irish Gaelic every day. We specifically designed the online course for people to learn at their own pace and we provided them with the best tools in doing so. But, did you know we

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Dear Bitesize: Irish Gaelic News Sites and Telling The Date

In today’s Dear Bitesize post, I’m answering two questions that came in recently to Bitesize Irish Gaelic. The first learner wanted to know where to get the news in the Irish language. Another Irish language learner wished to know how to correctly tell the date in Irish Gaelic. Related posts: Bitesize Lesson Highlight: Asking a

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Irish Music CDs Giveaway

Mary Murphy is a friend of Bitesize and she has a new CD album called Lucy’s Fling. In this blog post, you’ll have the chance to win a CD with her traditional Irish music. Here’s what you should know about Mary and her music. Related posts: The Road to Lisdoonvarna Video with Irish How Mary Murphy

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Discover the Bitesize Irish Gaelic Quizzes

Bitesize Irish Gaelic includes learning-enhancement quizzes. They’re not to stress you out, but rather to help you learn words and spelling in Irish Gaelic, faster. Related posts: Finding the Best Way to Help You Speak Irish Gaelic Visitor questions: What do I get, and how much does it cost? 68 Gaelic Pronunciation Recordings Added Secrets

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Helen moved from Maine to Connemara

Helen Aylward comes all the way from Maine, USA, but now lives in the Gaeltacht! Here’s her member interview with Bitesize Irish. I am very lucky to be able to say I live in An Droim, South Connemara in County Galway. Originally, I am from Portland, Maine, USA. How I started I moved to Ireland specifically to study the Irish language and

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Community Advice: Irish Language Learning Tactics

We’re always trying to help the Bitesize Irish community members with good feedback, advice and tactics to use when learning the Irish language. Often than not, that advice comes from the community itself. If you want to discover some solid tactics of learning the Irish language, please read the following interview. Val is a Bitesize

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Take On the Challenge of Practicing Irish with Locals

Many members of our enthusiastic community see Irish as a strange but beautiful language. Learn it may have its ups and downs, but if you see it as a way of improving yourself, and not as a chore, you will see progress with every Irish lesson. Related posts: Learning Irish Gaelic to Fill in the

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Videos: How to Say in Irish Gaelic

Watch a Conversation in Irish

Meet Siobhán and Gabrielle from Bitesize Irish, speaking in the Irish language! OK, it’s as natural as can be when you have a camera pointed at you. We hope you enjoy this natural speed conversation (a bit like our Conversational lessons that are part of the Bitesize Irish program, but those lessons also include phonetic

why in irish

How to say “Why” in Irish Language (Video)

To be able to express yourself in Irish Gaelic, it’s great to build up a vocabulary of questions that you can use when speaking with others. Watch the video above, and here are more notes to help your Irish language learning journey: “Why?” cén fáth (Connacht dialect, mostly the north west of Ireland) /kayn faw/

Fairy Door in Irish

How to Say “Fairy Door” in Irish

The old culture of Ireland had immense respect for the Sí: the fairy people. These days, that culture is often ridiculed, which ignores the wisdom that this encapsulated. By showing respect to the Sí, those magical people of the earth, we showed respect to nature around us. It made us mindful of leaving tracks behind


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