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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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Discover the Bitesize Irish Gaelic Quizzes

Bitesize Irish Gaelic includes learning-enhancement quizzes. They’re not to stress you out, but rather to help you learn words and spelling in Irish Gaelic, faster.

Irish Language is a Lifestyle with Vanessa Bushell (Ep. 59)

Listen to Vanessa who has never been to Ireland (yet), but has made the Irish language part of her daily life. Living in Australia, she talks about her upcoming trip to Ireland. Discussion podcast about learning to speak Irish Gaelic (in English).

How to Show Up in 2016

Do you say to yourself “I’d love to speak some Irish Gaelic”, but “I can’t get around to it”? You can’t get around to it because it sounds like work. I’m sure you can “get around” to checking Facebook or turning on the TV. It’s not as difficult as you might think. I have lately …

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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 in those areas.

Two Winter Irish Gaelic Phrases (Ep. 54)

As we head into a dark winter in Ireland, Eoin shares with you two relevant phrases to say in Irish Gaelic. He explains what each part of the phrase means. Discussion podcast about learning to speak Irish Gaelic (in English).

Trauma, and The Irish Language

Irish people are traumatised, distraught, and brought to tears at the thought of learning to speak the Irish language. That’s what some people in Ireland tell themselves. Read through Loren’s experience which he emailed us (with permission to post here, and updated to fix that Loren is a “he”!), and our reply below: