More often than not, people learn the Irish language because they want to get in touch with their Irish heritage or they want to connect better with their Irish relatives and friends. But, sometimes, that’s not the case.
Sometimes, people learn the Irish language because they’re intrigued by it or want to dig deeper into the Irish culture and history.
If you’re a constant reader of our blog, you know the stories of people who started learning Irish so they would better connect with Irish history or to enjoy Irish folk music. If you want to know more about Irish culture and literature, learning the Irish language to read Irish poems is the way to go.
This is a rebroadcast of the 45th Bitesize Irish Gaelic podcast episode featuring a really interesting discussion with Ger Killeen – a native of Limerick City, Ireland who know resides near Portland, Oregon. Ger writes Irish language poems and wanted to share his experience with the Irish language in Oregon with us. The podcast episode also features an interesting tale about who Limerick City changed (and didn’t change) over the years.
This podcast episode is in the English language.
Check out the original episode below to discover one of Ger’s Irish language poems called “Mo Bhean Sa Gháirdín”.