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Where our Irish course all started: Slovenia

No, this isn’t Ireland… Read on.

Bitesize Irish Gaelic was started waaay back in 2008 (correction: 2009). That’s when we came up with the ideas, and Saša claims to have come up with the name.

You already know that learning to speak Irish can be fun, but it is hard work. The truth is, you also need to take a break at the right time.

The idea for an online Irish course came about while on holidays in Slovenia, where Saša is from.

We were back in Slovenia just last week (June 2011). I just thought I’d share a few pictures of this fine place in early summer, where the idea started:

Sasa’s father’s weekend house.

There’s lots of food for thought:

Summery berries waiting to be picked.

Here’s the table where we sit, and had been thinking. Actually, “Bitesize Irish” was originally going to be a 30-day language course by email. Email is mainly text-only, of course, and it turns out that you do need audio to learn a language! Later on the idea turned to our Irish online Gaelic course that we have today.

The thinking table.

Last, but not least, a little Slovene beer doesn’t hurt the thought process:

Slovene beer.

Hope you enjoyed this little journey outside of Ireland!

Once you’re refreshed, you can start to learn to speak the Irish language, with our online course.

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5 thoughts on “Where our Irish course all started: Slovenia”

  1. I absolutely love the pictures. Yes, ideas for all things pop up in all and often either beautiful or desolate conditions. Thank you so much for sharing!

  2. Eoin, how great! And do you have Slovenians learning Irish now as well? Loving the photos, particularly since it’s pouring rain again here today in Corca Dhuibhne, and everything in our garden’s looking battered and grey. (No raised beds, by the way, but ridges of spuds.) Having said which, it was gloriously sunny yesterday – see my blog on http://www.felicityhayesmccoy.co.uk for photographic proof!

  3. Amanda Atkinson

    Hi Eoin! Beautiful pictures! I had never even heard of Slovenia until you told me about it!! I have to be honest, your pictures look like they could have been taken in Michigan!! That’s exactly how it looks here now. Our crops got a late start because of all the rain we have had, but the corn is taking off now! Thanks for sharing, post more if you have some!!