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Win Irish Children Books (with CD) and Audio Course from Bitesize Irish

We’re happy to have a growing, passionate, engaged community of enthusiastic Irish language learners. That’s why we’re always in contact with them, developing products and tools to match their enthusiasm of learning the Irish language. Related posts: Learning Irish Gaelic with the Help of Video Content Visitor questions: What do I get, and how much

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Dear Bitesize: The Origins of the Irish Gaelic Days of the Week

One of the most appreciated features of Bitesize Irish Gaelic is the member support we provide. A member is part of the Irish learning community, so not necessarily a paying member. We receive a handful of questions about the Irish language on a daily basis and we’re more than happy to reply, so you can

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What’s New at Bitesize Irish Gaelic

Learning the Irish language is easier if you have someone to practice. We acknowledged this issue over than a year ago and started working towards building a strong community with online practice tools.  Related posts: Visitor questions: What do I get, and how much does it cost? Screw it: New English language lessons probably coming

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What’s Holding You Back From Learning the Irish Language?

A few weeks ago we launched a new tool to help you strengthen the connection to your Irish heritage by making it easier to start learning the Irish language. What’s holding you back from learning the Irish language? Related posts: Readers’ Questions Answered About Starting to Learn Irish Keeping it Real: Assessing your Progress with

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Dear Bitesize: How do I get the hang of guttural sounds?

I’m finding it quite difficult to pronounce the guttural sounds found in Irish words, such as in “Dia dhuit”. How do I learn to easily get my tongue around these? Don’t worry, those guttural sounds that are a result of lenition in Irish Gaelic can take some time to get a hang of. Related posts:

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Member Interview: Patrick in Canada

Patrick shared this Bitesize members interview with us: A little bit about myself: My name is Patrick O’Hare and I was born in London Ontario Canada. My parents were immigrants from Ireland, who came to Canada in 1954. My Dad was from Newry, County Down, and my Mom was from Dublin. I am currently retired

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Helen moved from Maine to Connemara

Helen Aylward comes all the way from Maine, USA, but now lives in the Gaeltacht! Here’s her member interview with Bitesize Irish. I am very lucky to be able to say I live in An Droim, South Connemara in County Galway. Originally, I am from Portland, Maine, USA. How I started I moved to Ireland specifically to study the Irish language and

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Videos: How to Say in Irish Gaelic

How to say “Lent” in Irish (Video)

With phonetic pronunciation: An Carghas/on Kor-ees/ (Munster & Connacht dialects)/on Kor-a-guss/ (Ulster dialect) Lent Related posts: Watch Video Chat About Irish vs Gaelic A Children’s Poem – “Bábóg Shíle” in Irish Gaelic (VIDEO) The Wexford Carol “Carúl Loch Garman” in Irish Gaelic (VIDEO) How To Say – “Different” in Irish Gaelic (VIDEO)


Watch a Conversation in Irish

Meet Siobhán and Gabrielle from Bitesize Irish, speaking in the Irish language! OK, it’s as natural as can be when you have a camera pointed at you. We hope you enjoy this natural speed conversation (a bit like our Conversational lessons that are part of the Bitesize Irish program, but those lessons also include phonetic

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How to say “Why” in Irish Language (Video)

To be able to express yourself in Irish Gaelic, it’s great to build up a vocabulary of questions that you can use when speaking with others. Watch the video above, and here are more notes to help your Irish language learning journey: “Why?” cén fáth (Connacht dialect, mostly the north west of Ireland) /kayn faw/


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