Tag Archives: Gaeltacht

Can You Learn Irish Gaelic by Travelling to Ireland? (Ep. 29) [Re-run]

If you’re passionate enough to learn Irish Gaelic, a trip to the Gaeltacht (where Irish Gaelic is spoken in communities) can be an amazing experience. Seeing how the best time to visit Ireland is upon us, why not go ahead and … Continue reading

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Dropping Biodiversity and the Irish Language

Let me frank about the Irish language and the bigger picture of biodiversity. Usually, I’m Eoin, but today I’ll be Frank.

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Ireland’s a Gaeltacht with Caitríona Weafer (Ep. 64)

Caitríona is from Mullingar in Ireland, and lives in California. She shares her perceptions of Ireland from her trips back home. In her opinion, you can use the Irish language anywhere in Ireland as long as you speak slowly. Discussion … Continue reading

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The Gaeltacht Is Dead

…Long live the Gaeltacht. Considerably large parts of the map of Ireland are dedicated to “Gaeltacht” areas. The Gaeltacht areas are those parts of Ireland where it was deemed over the years that Irish Gaelic was the predominant community language … Continue reading

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Irish Gaelic: To Dialect or not to Dialect?

Every now and then, the Irish speaking/teaching/learning world seems to explode over the issue of dialect. It’s a subject that people can get pretty passionate about, and one that can be pretty intimidating to new learners, especially when purists imply … Continue reading

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Road Signs in Irish Gaelic

Picture the following: You’re cruising along a scenic road in Ireland. You’ve finally got the whole driving on the left thing handled, you’ve figured out how to navigate a roundabout, and you think that, on the whole, you’ve become a fairly … Continue reading

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