What would you say is the best way to connect to Irish culture? You could start learning a few things about Ireland’s history and geography, but that’s only going to have an improved general knowledge about the country. If you really want to connect to Ireland’s real culture, you can do that by starting to learn the Irish language, at your own pace, or immersing yourself in Irish.
Do you think that learning Irish Gaelic is a big task? Well it probably is, but that shouldn’t keep you from doing it. You can start slow by signing up for a free trial and go on from there. If you want to immerse yourself in Irish, there are several ways you can do this. You could start listening to Irish audio podcasts, radio or watch Irish pronunciation videos on YouTube.
In this rebroadcast of the 35th episode from the Bitesize Irish Gaelic Podcast, you can listen to an engaging discussion between Eoin (founder of Bitesize) and Brian Ó hAirt who is an American sean-nós singer, musician, and a speaker of the Irish Language. Brian shares his connection with Ireland’s real culture, through song and Irish Gaelic. His connection to the Irish language started after hearing a song on the radio when he was young.
This is a re-run of the Bitesize Irish Gaelic Podcast – episode 35, in the English language.