Podcast 115: Yoga agus Bitesize

Gabrielle and Eoin talk about the strong connections between Yoga and the Bitesize Irish approach to learning Irish: Gaeilge Gach Lá. Gabrielle is community manager at Bitesize Irish, and also a yoga instructor. She shares her years from over a decade of practicing yoga, which is intertwined with her time getting deeper into the Irish

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Podcast 113: Is Your Irish Language Here or There?

Assuming you don’t live in Ireland, we might also assume that you sometimes dream of visiting. Being in Ireland is a direct way to connect with the Irish language, and the landscapes and cities that hold it. But imagine if you never got to Ireland again, be it because of a coronavirus, or moreover the

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Podcast 112: Leaflets and Time

Ramblings around… leaflets about COVID-19 that arrived now in the Irish language a few weeks after English ones… what the order of time and quantum physics means about learning a language… Thanks to Tsukumo whose music you hear on this episode under a creative commons license. Mentioned on the show: The Order of Time by

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Podcast 111: Time to be Weird

First ever podcast from the garden shed. It’s time to be weird. Who really cares if you’re expressing yourself in Irish, connecting with people through Gaeilge? Also, is the Irish language only fo the good times? Should Ireland as a society pay for it when the economy tightens? And Bitesize Irish memberships have dropped in

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Podcast 109: Bathe Yourself in Irish

Sometimes immersing yourself in the Irish language isn’t the best approach. Perhaps it’s time to bathe in Irish. That’s immersion, plus relaxing, plus smiling. I HAVE SWAM WITH THE MONSTER IN GOUGANE BARRA LAKE AND I HAVE EMERGED UNSCATHED I HAVE BATHED IN THE SACRED, CRYSTAL WATERS OF THE LEE AND I HAVE BEEN SET

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Podcast 108: Listeners’ Episode

Dana in Chicago and Svenja in German share their thoughts for this episode. Also mentioned: Our YouTube channel with Q&As Kerry of Clover English Podcast: “Irish or British?” Bitesize Irish Podcast episode 036 with Karen Reshkin in Chicago Unexpected Gaeilge on the Dingle Peninsula

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Podcast 107: Who Do You Want To Be

In the book Atomic Habits, James Clear makes a few important points relevant to those of us who want to keep digging into the mastery of a skill, like speaking the Irish language: The effect of identity-based habits, by focussing on who you want to become The Plateau of Latent Potential Mastering a field by

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Podcast 106: Talking to Strangers

The book “Talking to Strangers” by Malcolm Gladwell relates to broad tensions in our societies today. It also strikes a particular chord with people interested in relating with others through more than their mother tongue. Eoin discusses this, and the recurring theme of how to pick up Irish language conversations (with strangers?). Mentioned in the

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