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Be Proud of Your Irish Heritage

Many Bitesize Irish Gaelic learners are of Irish heritage or have a strong connection with Ireland and this beautiful language. We often ask for your feedback to improve our services and today we’re taking it a step further by sharing with you the story of Jon Moran from Levittown, Philadeliphia, a man with Irish heritage who …

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One Bite at a Time

The old Chinese proverb supposedly says: The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step. We have a lovely seanfhocal /shan-UK-uhl/ (old saying) in Irish Gaelic that says: Tús maith leath na hoibre. /Toos mah lyah nah HIB-reh./

The Echoy Classroom, an American Elementary School Teach Learned Irish to Teach in Ireland (Ep. 9)

Teachers in primary schools in Ireland (elementary schools) teach their students each and every subject. With the Irish language being one of those subjects, all teachers generally need to speak Irish to some level. That can be a stumbling block for people who move to Ireland and want to teach. But it didn’t stop Dr. …

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A Matter of Irish Gender

If you’ve ever studied a language other than English, you know that many languages have something called “grammatical gender.” Irish is no exception. It’s an important concept to get your head around, because a word’s gender tells you how it will behave when it comes in contact with other words.

Looking Back: The First Half of 2013

  The first half of 2013 has come and gone! Here’s a look back at this year’s blog posts to date. There’s something for every Irish learner here: book reviews, grammar tips, lessons on cursing, and more! Some posts fall into more than one category, so expect some duplication below.