Chris joined me for our first members’ interview of 2022. Chris was born in Dublin and moved to England almost 50 years ago. We began our chat by discussing what brought him back to the Irish language as he hadn’t had much to do with it since his school days. His starting point was Michael McCaughan’s book ‘Coming Home‘ which inspired him, like many others, to try his hand at some Irish on Duolingo. Although it is a great way to begin learning a language, Chris longed for more than just phrases and words. From there, he decided to join a course at Gaelchultúr in April 2021 and has since completed 2 levels and is onto his third.
In the breaks between the courses, he felt that he wanted more practice and chose to join Bitesize Irish in December 2021 and I’m delighted that he did! Chris tells me what he enjoys about our online community, specifically the daily challenges that I set out as community manager for members to practice Gaeilge gach lá. He also shares his advice to those thinking of returning to the Irish language or starting from scratch.
Go raibh míle maith agat, a Chris for taking the time to talk to me.
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