Irish Gaelic Language

Your Gaeilge Gach Lá Tips

We asked our members if they had any tips they could share about how they keep themselves motivated to continue learning Gaeilge and practice Gaeilge gach lá. Here are tips from two of our members Jim – Write Your Own Story “I have created a little story where I go and ask for directions to …

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The Road to Gaeilge Gach Lá

Our main goal here at Bitesize Irish is to help you become a practitioner of Gaeilge and use your Gaeilge gach lá (every day)! Eoin shares some excellent tips for this in Podcast 105: A Daily Use for Your Irish. In this article, we run through five different things you can do to use your …

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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 Gaelic Grammar 101 | Lenition

Let’s learn what lenition is! Here is another instalment in our grammar series. This series focuses on helping you crack the code of the basics of Irish Gaelic grammar.  Lenition, also called aspiration, is known in Irish as séimhiú: séimhiú /shay-voo/lenition, aspiration Its function is to make speaking easier and also to make sentences more …

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The Peril of the Irish Language

Sometimes we should remind ourselves of how much or a marginal language the Irish language is in Ireland.  This all depends on your perspective. My overall view is highly positive: there’s a huge energy and spirit among Irish language speakers (read more below). It’s certainly not a “dead” or extinct language.