In today’s Dear Bitesize post, I’m answering two questions that came in recently to Bitesize Irish Gaelic. The first learner asked if we know anything about dialect of Irish spoken in Co. Louth. Another Irish language learner wished to know how to say “have a good day” in Irish Gaelic.
Did you ever find yourself attracted to something without knowing why? For example, some people start painting as a hobby in their 40s and soon discover they are actually good at it. Isn’t it amazing to discover something you’re really good at it, even if you thought it wasn’t possible?
Ever wondered what are the places in Ireland where Irish is the main language? These regions make up for the Gaeltacht, the historically marked place of the Irish language. Will you understand people from the Gaeltacht? Are people from these regions only speaking Irish Gaelic and are kids learning English or Irish in schools? These …
If you’re not sharing “Dia dhuit” on Twitter and Facebook every morning, why not? What’s holding you back? You can have a bit of fun and be creative.
Up until now, our fundamental aim at Bitesize Irish Gaelic was to help you make a real connection with your Irish heritage, by learning to speak Irish Gaelic. After thinking about what we can do for you, it’s become apparent that our more specific aim is to change your life, that is to make the …
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).
A couple of weeks ago, we asked you four simple questions in a survey. They were all related to your perception of linguistic talent. A person emailed saying “But they’re all the same question!”, which was not the case. Let’s dig deeper.
We hear from a lot of you that pronunciation of Irish Gaelic is hard. It’s a stumbling block for a lot of Irish language learners. So don’t worry if you find it challenging, you’re not alone.
Mary Murphy is an Irish singer based in Canada (and also a member of Bitesize Irish Gaelic, by the way).
People over the years have said to me “I would love to learn to speak Irish, but it’s not written like it’s pronounced”.