Music to Connect with Ireland (Podcast 088)

Music is a personal thing. There are some contemporary artists in Ireland and further on producing fantastic music that help you connect with Ireland. Mentioned in this show: Three traditional Irish language songs available from Bitesize Irish Fionn – The Opera – go support them: Song featured: Silvery Due by Nissim Khalifa On Facebook Playlist

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Enjoy Irish Language

How to Enjoy Your Language Journey (Podcast 087)

After the honeymoon of starting off with learning the Irish language, how do you keep going? How do you make it sustainable for yourself? In this episode, we focus on how to enjoy the everyday moment of it. [T]he ultimate goals of these activities … are also important but true enjoyment comes from the steps

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In Favour of a Simplified Irish (Podcast 086)

Eoin lays out a case for using a simplified form of the Irish language. The alternative is to never speak it because you don’t think you’re grammatically accurate enough. In reality, many speakers of Irish Gaelic already don’t speak accurately. There is certainly a tension there: the spoken fluent accurate Irish language is beautiful to

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Irish language donation

We Donated! (Podcast 085)

Following on from last week’s announcement of our €500 donation to Feachtas, here is an interview with Loretta at Feachtas to help us understand what they do. Feachtas is an Irish language youth organisation. We believe this is a fantastic way to support the Irish language into the future. Thanks to our Bitesize Irish members

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Community… What if… (Podcast 084)

Listen to this Bitesize Irish Podcast episode for a “What if” of a Bitesize Irish community. We’ve had two forums previously with Bitesize Irish, and both failed miserably. But that was only the first part of the puzzle of giving a community a place, one where you can get to know others who are on

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You’re Already Good Enough (Podcast 083)

You’re already good enough to be able to speak the Irish language. It could be that you’re comparing yourself to others, and living with regret of not learning, rather than following your curiosity with the Irish language, culture, music and history. In addition to the podcast above, here’s a little treat from our Bitesize lessons:

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Names Matter - Bitesize Irish Podcast 082

Names Matter (Podcast 082)

A small cultural practice gives us insight into underlying culture in Ireland: that is that a good number of people in Ireland use the Irish language of their name on Facebook, even though the Irish language is not part of their everyday lives. But that still gives us an insight into the culture, and people’s

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Show Up (Ep. 081)

Listen to Episode 081 of the Bitesize Irish Podcast above. If you have limited time, should you show up, or give up? Should you keep chipping away at that journey that fulfills your heart, or keep putting it off until you regret never doing it? Should you pluck up the energy to work five minutes

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You Don’t Have Enough Time to Learn? (Ep. 79)

Do you feel frustrated on a daily basis that you don’t have more time to learn the Irish language? Maybe it’s not Irish Gaelic, maybe it’s other things that you set up your expectations to do, but it’s not a good enough reason to not spend any time on the things you feel passionate about.

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