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Poll: Which album cover do you prefer for this Irish Audio Program?

This is your chance to help us choose the best cover for “Learn Irish with Eoin” – an upcoming abridged album of Bitesize Irish Gaelic Audio Program for learning Irish on the go.

The Competing Designs – Which do you prefer?

UPDATE: Version 2 has now been selected with your help. Thanks for all the votes, and opinions! If you want to share you opinion, feel free to still comment below. It’s now even available on iTunes. If you purchase it, please give us a rating there.

Learn Irish audio program
Do you prefer Uimhir a hAon (1)? Or Uimhir a Dó (2)? Vote by leaving your comment below. Click to see 1 full size and 2 full size.

Vote by leaving a comment below

Which do you prefer? Just comment below with either:

  1. “Uimhir a hAon” (number one), or…
  2. Uimhir a Dó” (number two)

And feel free to add any extra comment along with your vote.

Bonus for comments

Each voter below will be entered to the chance to win one of three Audio Program Bundles, worth $57! (If you already purchased it, please feel free to vote, we still value your opinion!). Randomly-drawn winners will be announced here on Sunday October 28th 2012.


We have randomly selected three comments, who each with an Audio Program Bundle, worth $57.99:

  1. Eric
  2. Seamus Mac Giolla Bhrighde
  3. Leonard Kovacic

Comhghairdeas! If you weren’t chosen, thank you all the same for voting. The winners were selected using the random number generator random.org. The learning Irish Audio Program that the winners will receive features 90 lessons over 15 hours of audio. Copy the MP3s to your iPhone, Android, or MP3 player. It is a full program to learn Irish, perfect if you prefer learning by ear. They also come with PDFs of each lesson.


Now is your chance to vote in the poll – please leave your preference as a reply below.

273 thoughts on “Poll: Which album cover do you prefer for this Irish Audio Program?”

  1. Thanks for aaaall the feedback. We really appreciate it. By popular demand, we’re going with design Uimhir a Dó! But thanks to everyone for sharing their vote.

    The “Learn Irish With Eoin” will be a single abridged album. If you want the full audio program, check it out here, with samples on that page.

  2. I prefer the number 2 cover it looks more traditional and as Gaelic is a traditional language, number two seems to fit the bill

  3. Uimhir a Dó! Is maith liom an dearadh seo níos fearr.

    You don’t need all these 3d effects and chaotic colors of the first variant.

  4. Truly, uimhir a do appears much better. Not only is it easier to read, and thus gets the message across more effectively; it also leaves room enough for the attractive Irish scene in the background to be more noticeable. Number 2 might be even better if the stones and fence posts to the left were left out. They seem to deflect attention away from the “Bitesize Irish Gaelic” rectangle, which is more important than the stones and fence posts. Perhaps changing the color of “with Eoin” to green, to match with “Learn” would add more harmony to the overall design, plus unite the ideas of “Learn” and “with Eoin.” The repeated use of blue and green in the overall picture lend a relaxing, attractive quality to the cover. Excellent work!

  5. Dia dhuit, conas ta tu? I prefer uimhir a Do’ because it looks more attractive to the eye. Uimhir A hAon seems older and outdated to me. If I were to go in the store then I would grab up uimhir a Do’. Sla’n.

  6. Uimhir a Dó.

    Somehow strikes me as sharper and more compact. Why that’s better, I really couldn’t articulate. In the end I suppose “suum cuique” is what it comes down to.


  7. No question in my mind….the second one wins by leaps and bounds…it is legible and attractive, number one feels a bit chaotic to me……but i am blowing my name into the pot of luck…as i would Love to win! I am on the road touring right now and will be home in mind november. Love to you and sasa,

  8. Definitely prefer option 2 Eoin ! The text is clearer to read and the background picture has more of an Irish landscape feel to it.

  9. “Uimhir a Dó”

    We purchased the bundle already and I love what it adds to the online experience. It’s so handy for our active, homeschool family!

      1. This can be tricky. If your computer is configured to an Ireland keyboard, then it’s as simple as typing AltGr+.

        Or copy-paste from me here!

        á ó ú í é
        Á Ó Ú Í É

  10. Uimhir a do looks nicer to me but Uimhir a hAon would stand out more if it was sitting on a shealf next to Uimhir a do.

  11. Uimhir a hAon – Wonderful color, bursting & inviting. Uimhir a Do is nice as well just a little slower in my opinion, all in all great work!

  12. I feel that number one is the best choice because, number one is eye catching and has really cool graphics that are not boring. I like number two but its plain and not eye popping like number two. If number one were sitting on a shelf it will catch people’s attention and drag them to it, unlike number 2 which is just a little plain and not as eye popping.

    1. “I like number two but its plain and not eye popping like number two.” The two at the end was suppose to be a “one”.

  13. Umihir a Do is my choice…it is cleaner and more concise. I do, however, like the “orbs” in Umihir a hAoan! They seem “magically delicious”! (A verra little Irish humor!)

  14. Uimhir a Do! It’s clean & readable. The simple typeface super-imposed on a solid color do sets it apart from the photo on the background. 🙂

  15. Absolutely number two; the colors are fresh and appealing, the background is more attractive, and it has a more polished look.

  16. Uimhir a Dó
    Also… I downloaded the audio bundle the other day… It is FANTASTIC so far!
    Thanks!! Must look at the PDF’s now to be able to master writing in Irish!

  17. AS it stands I vote for #2. I think you should keep developing #1.

    #1 has something special (it’s just not done yet). It’s got a lot of good energy but it’s over the top with too many perspective angles and too many type treatments so it becomes difficult to read. I love the “Irish” in white and the suggestion of Ireland’s flag.

    Really love your language program!

    Eoin Go Maith!

  18. Has to be number 2. Number 1 is way too fussy. It is over designed. Not sure where to start reading. It is too busy.

  19. As the daughter of a big ad man, I’ll tell you that #2 is the better design.
    It is clearer, easier to read, better proportioned, and allows view of the Irish landscape. #1 looks too cartoony and “in your face”. The language comes from a deep tradition, so go with the more traditional, classic look of cover #1.
    Thanks for asking and good luck on this new project, Eoin!

  20. I much prefer #2. Cleaner and easier to read. The colors in #1 are overpowering. Very excited you are coming out with a DVD! I have been looking for something for my long car commute. I will hold off until yours become available.

  21. #2 because you can see more of the beautiful Irish countryside. I just returned from my first trip to Ireland. The wonderful people, Guinness and sheer beauty are unforgettable.

  22. I much prefer the second one – cleaner, classier… easier to read.
    Thanks for asking my opinion!

    Slan go foil
    (sorry, no accents)

  23. p.s. It’s silly I know, but often I tend to feel inside that the package must give me more when there is an over-sized graphic on it. I guess that’s why they use large graphics and over-sized boxes (much larger than the product inside) in the stores.

  24. Definitely Uimhir a háon. I go for the big, the bold, and a good hierarchy in design. If the most important thing in the design is what it says it is…then hierarchy has been achieved in An chéad sampla (I just LOVE Google Translate).

  25. Hi,
    I like “uimhir a do” best, I think it really “looks” Irish, so it may be more attractive to people with a particular interest in everything Irish! But “uimhir a haon” is lovely as well, it’s trendy !
    Slan go foill,

  26. Uimhir a Dó. Definitely. The first is good and flashy, but it looks TO flashy… like a TV commercial or something. While Uimhir a hAon reflects the Irish colors, I think it is to much. Uimhir a Do lets the eye wander over the Irish scene, and then to the info at the bottom.

  27. Nathaniel Dowell

    Uimhir a Dó The first is too word arty and looks like it’s targeting kids. The second looks more legit and is easier to read. It says “I am an awesome product that doesn’t need flash to sell myself; my simple elegance speaks to my ability to help you.” Or something like that.

    These are my opinions, and as such, they are unquestionably true.

  28. Looks like I may be in the minority here but I rather like #1. The colors appear to be much bolder and eye catching. They seem to better reflect the colors of the Irish National Flag which I thought was a nice touch as well.

  29. I like UIMHIR A DO.

    Instead of your name alone, I suggest you put your face where Eoin presently is, with your name underneath the photo.

    You have a very inviting face, Eoin, so don’t be shy!

  30. the first is a little flashy but maybe that’s what we need, somthing to catch people’s eye, but still even though, i prefer number 2 Uimhir a do, because it’s much easier on the eye, and thats what the language is all about, irish is soothing, relaxing, and overall just a beautiful language. so…

    uimhir a do

    1. nah, irish is fine, if you just say gaelic, it will confuse people, because gaelic can refer to scottish, irish, [i think] cornish, or manx gaelic. forgive me if i made a mistake in the diff. gaelics.

      1. Interesting discussion! As a compromise we could have said “Learn Irish Gaelic with Eoin”. Trouble is, as Jordan says, “Gaelic” often leads to misunderstandings between the different Gaelics.

        Mike: I’m curious, would you say that there is Gaelic in Scotland as well as in Ireland?

  31. Uimhir a Dó. It looks modern, but without being too gimmicky. (i.e. It still retains the traditional “feel” associated with the Irish language.)

  32. Uimhir a do. It looks calming and serene. One is an assault on the senses with too many colors vying for attention!

  33. Bernadette Blair

    Both are lovely designs, but … I do prefer “Uimhir a Dó” (number two). thank you for your strong efforts to spread the knowledge of Irish Gaelic!

  34. Uimhir a Dó. Easier to read. Although uimhir a hAon is brighter (eye candy). Perhaps making one as a combination of the two?? I like the flag at the bottom of uimhir a hAon and the brighter orange.

  35. Uimhir a do I prefer this one as it shows the irish country side allot more than the first one, and it looks allot mor profesional,

  36. Uimhir a Dó! It’s inviting, whereas uimhir ahAon feels too in my face. I do like the font used in the small copy on uimhir ahAon too. Maybe combine? Also, have you considered capitalizing your name? Best! I love watching your enterprise grow!!!

  37. Uimhir a Dó
    This one is much easier to read. Not so busy.

    Went to Ireland in September. What a fantastic trip! It is so beautiful and everybody was friendly and helpful. I could even understand a little Irish when it was spoken. I got all nervous and confused and couldn’t speak but it is a start. I will keep at it a little at a time so when I come back I can reply properly!

    1. Nice one. Glad you enjoyed your trip. How did you get to hear Irish spoken? (I ask, since you usually have to seek it out).

  38. Uimhir a Do. It’s clearer. The first one is too flashy and I can’t see the landscape behind the writing. But can’t you combine them? The “Learn Irish with Eoin” from the second one, and the small writing from the first one. Just a thought.

  39. Although, why not include the “Bitesize Irish Gaelic” logo on the cover? (the one on this site) It’s a clever logo, and is a little more iconic and eye-catching, and then coupled with the more mature, second design would be really good.

    1. Thanks for the suggestion, Steven. As it stand, I think the logo might have trouble vying for attention with the rest of the cover, what do you think?

  40. Uimhir a hAon: Feels very happy and popped out and eager, the brighter tones and colors along with the diagonal taking action feeling label makes for excitement.

    Uimhir a Dó: Feels quiet, calm. The darker tone and deeper colors feel peaceful.

    I am quite excited to learn Irish and I feel like Uimhir a hAon portrays my eager (though I do love the calmness of the second).

    🙂 Besides, I’m a game developer and action and excitement is what I do.

      1. Sorry about that, was busy there for a bit. I am based in Southern California, not my favorite place in the world :/ but does make for a lot of jobs haha.

        1. Nice to hear about the jobs. I wouldn’t complain too much about Southern California, but I guess it’s all based on perspective 🙂

  41. uimhir a do
    Why don’t you show Irish people speaking?
    It looks like an ad for some ‘yellow brick road’
    Even a ‘bitesize’ photo of two people talking would be an improvement
    It is the human element of the language development that concerns me…

  42. “Uimhir a Dó”. The title is presented concisely and catches your eye at the very beginning. #1 seems to be more all over the page with different colors which is a bit more confusing. If I were to see these two covers side-by-side in a store, I would definitely look at #2 first. Also, #1 seems to shout more commercialism, where #2 is more subtle & conventional, which I personally prefer.

    1. Thanks, it’s not commercialism we want to convey, of course. The audio lessons are closer to what you might have with your cup of tae 🙂

  43. Uimhir a Dó
    It looks more like it’s something that adults can use. The first one looks more like a program for kids. Also, the emerald in the background is a nice touch. Goes well with learning the language of the Emerald Isle.

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