Can the Irish language survive only if there are rural communities where the language is dominant? How important is the Gaeltacht (and what does really mean)? This is the main topic we’ve focused the 73rd episode of the Bitesize Irish Gaelic Podcast.
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 do it… or start planning for next year?
Let me frank about the Irish language and the bigger picture of biodiversity. Usually, I’m Eoin, but today I’ll be Frank.
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 podcast about learning to speak Irish Gaelic (in English).
…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 in those areas.
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 (or say outright) that, if you’re not speaking a traditional dialect, you’re not speaking “true …
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 competent Irish driver. Suddenly you pass an unfamiliar road sign proclaiming: NÁ SCOITEAR Huh? …