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diving into dialects

Emma & Ben answered questions about the three major dialects of Irish – Connacht, Munster and Ulster. They spoke about pronunciation, the main differences between the dialects, and some of the things that they have in common. They also walked us through through the free-to-download Bitesize Irish Dialects cheat-sheet. Deborah asked: In addition to differences

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Ask the author With special guest Gary Bannister

This month Ben hosted an insightful ‘ask me anything!’ session with Irish language author and academic Garry Bannister. They discussed the links between the Irish language and Russian, the Irish language roots of Hiberno-English, proverbs in Irish (seanfhocail) and approaches to Irish language education. The elusive irish-russian dictionary Dr. Bannister’s background told us how he

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How To Ask Questions in irish

Niall & Ben gave pointers on how to form your questions in Irish confidently and effectively. Niall described the new ‘Asking Questions In Irish’ course module on the Bitesize learning platform, and walked us through the free to download cheat-sheet that he put together to accompany the launch! Janine asked if there Is a standard format to building

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Back To School

This month Ben and Emma discussed your questions on balancing Irish learning with other responsibilities as we settle back into our daily routine after the summer break. They’ll had tips on resources for busy people and suggestions for speaking Irish with kids everyday. Gaeilge gach lá! Bitesize member Lynn asked ‘What do you recommend on

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Visiting Ireland

Eoin and Ben discussed where to use your Irish when visiting Ireland. They spoke about the expectations that you may have as a visitor, and how to experience the native culture during your stay. Barra is an Irish emigrant who is returning to Galway City from living abroad for the past 6 years. he asked

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All Things Nature in Irish Q&A

Niall and Siobhán discussed Irish language words, phrases, and customs related to fauna, flora, and the weather. I imagine there are some very poetic names for flowers and plants in Irish. Could you give some examples? [01:42] There are many plant names beginning with the word lus (plant, herb) that have very evocative meanings. lus

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