Is Irish Your New Year’s Resolution?

Celebrating the New Year.
Celebrating the New Year.

As we often emphasize, learning to speak a language is actually hard work.

You have to sit down with a pen and paper, and hopefully with some Bitesize Irish Gaelic online Irish language lessons.

Ready to make the promise?

It comes down to deciding wether you will make that effort over time to learn to speak Irish.

After wishing people a Happy New Year in Irish Gaelic

Is learning Irish your New Year’s Resolution?

If so, please leave a reply below, and let us know your Irish language goals for 2012.

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8 thoughts on “Is Irish Your New Year’s Resolution?”

  1. Gearóid Ó hAnnaidh

    Beidh sé mar dhea-rúin na bliana úire agam:
    1. Listen to Raidió na Gaeltachta a few times a week
    2. Play Scrabble ‘as Gaeilge’ occasionally
    3. Use Irish in every day situations, e.g. when counting ‘Reps’ in the Gym
    4. Try to read some Irish books
    5. Listen to Irish Music while reading through the Lyrics

    Bliain úr fé shéan is fé mhaise daoibh!

    Gearóid

  2. Great suggestions. I also see some TG4 videos on YouTube. I learned some vocabulary by reading/ translating the book, An Mam O Dheas – an autobiography by Muiris (Mossie) O Scanlain who was raised on a farm in the Gaeltacht near Mount Brandon on the Dingle peninsula and later moved to Australia. He co-founded the Australian Irish language association and teaches Irish language classes, many of which use his book as a learning tool.

    1. bhuel a joan ta suil agam gur bhain tu taithneamh as mo leabhar an mam o dheas.i like to keep in touch with as many as its readers as i can as i have a more than keen interest in my beautiful language and those of you who are learning it. if i can help you with any of it please feel free to contact me . Mile baochas. Mossie

  3. My goal this year is to learn enough Irish to start conversation in Dublin when I visit in September for the Notre Dame vs Navy football game and also be able to sing a couple songs in Irish as I play in a traditional Irish folksong band!

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