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 110: Corona Atá Tú?

Ramblings about Gaeilge and COVID-19. We hope this episode finds you in good health. Doctor referenced: Dr Micheal Ryan, Executive Director of the Health Emergencies Programme Blindboy Podcast, boi.

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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 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: Also see Episode 094 of the Bitesize Irish Pocast about Master by Robert Greene. Micromastery

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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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Podcast 105: A Daily Use For Your Irish

It’s not enough to “study” the Irish language every day. You need to make ways for the language to be part of your every day life. Gaeilge Gach Lá. What are you going to do to find a daily use for your Irish? Eoin also looks back at 2019 about how we’ve learned at Bitesize

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Podcast 104: Best Of – Start Something

It’s with deep regret that we learned in October 2023 of the passing of Dineen Grow. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam. — Eoin Dineen Grow appeared way back in 2014 on the “Bitesize Irish Gaelic Podcast” as it was called then. We keep coming back to her message of not accepting that you’re

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Podcast 103: You’re The Hero

In this story of journeying through the Irish language, you’re the hero. It’s a tough dangerous road out there, but someone’s got to do it. You hear that deep calling in your heart, and you don’t let that go. The prize at the end is realising that you’re already good enough, and you become a

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Podcast 102: Being an Impostor

Being a learner of the Irish language will inevitably get you to question your own accomplishments, and feeling like a fraud! “Who am I to try to speak Irish, I can’t even introduce myself!” you might tell yourself. But you can act generously and act despite the feeling of being an impostor. Upcoming Bitesize Irish

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