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Why Are You Interested in Learning to Speak Irish Gaelic?

Irish Gaeltacht
Irish Gaeltacht
Irish-speaking area in Conamara, County Galway, Ireland.

Little you may know it – you’re sharing a journey in the Irish language (also called Gaelic or Irish Gaelic) with thousands of others worldwide.

We come from different backgrounds

Perhaps you don’t speak a word of Irish yet.

Or maybe you speak cúpla focal (a couple of words).

You might even be a lapsed speaker coming back to the language.

Why do you want to speak the Irish language?

Please reply below, and share with us why you want to speak Irish.

278 thoughts on “Why Are You Interested in Learning to Speak Irish Gaelic?”

  1. Alexander Griffith

    Dia daoibh! Cén chaoi an bhfuil sibh? I first started taking Irish with my mom back in the mid to late 1990’s through the now defunct Irish Gaelic League of Pittsburgh. In 2017, I began taking lessons on Duolingo and supplementing that with your YouTube videos.

    My mom and I were, and now I am, the only Irish speakers in her family on either side of the pond. Although we do have relatives over there.

    My reason for wanting to learn Gaeilge is primarily for religious reasons…. I consider myself an itinerant Druid and shaman-in-training; and two of the spirits I work with (Bríd and Morrighan) have been gently coaxing me to incorporate Irish into my work.

    Please keep up the grand work! Yours is a very valuable resource.

    Go raibh maith agat agus slán libh!

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