Listen to Eoin discuss listener questions and emails around the Irish language (Irish Gaelic) in Ireland. If you feel that deep connection for Ireland, and plan on visiting, or have visited, then you’ll learn about seeking the Irish language out.
What you’ll hear
- Whether you’ll be understood in the Gaeltacht regions if you learn standardized Irish
- How media has changed native speakers’ exposure to different accents and dialects
- How common is the Irish language in Ireland?
- Is there a Leinster Irish dialect?
- Eoin’s rant on why perfectionism is not a practical goal for speaking Irish
Mentioned in this episode
- Gaeltacht regions – those regions that are historically marked as places in Ireland where Irish is the main community language (but those borders don’t always match reality). Eoin speaks about urban Irish.
- Bitesize Irish Gaelic online lessons
- Slea Head Farm (no longer operating)
- Conradh na Gaeilge for cafés and bookstores
- TG4 television and Raidió na Gaeltachta radio
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