While one in three people on the Island of Ireland (~ 1,8 million) can understand Irish to some extent, the number of people who speak it on a daily basis is somewhere around 100,000 people. That’s not very much, right? We’re not taking into account the people who live outside Ireland because there isn’t any official research to provide us with a valid number.
That’s one of the reasons that drives us forward to deliver a really comprehensive and intuitive experience at Bitesize. We’re doing our best to allow people to learn the Irish language at their own pace so the language itself will have a better future, the future it deserves.
We’ve been talking about the future of the Irish language in our blog posts a few times and it’s also been featured on the Bitesize Irish Gaelic podcast since it’s a really interesting topic for those who study the language and want to learn more about the Irish culture. In the following Bitesize Irish Gaelic podcast episode, Eoin records his three main predictions for the Irish language in the years to come.
By listening to the re-run of the 39th Bitesize Irish Gaelic podcast (in the English language), you’ll discover what dialect will dominate the Irish language, how’s the Irish language accent going to change and what is the general picture of Gaeltacht going to look like.