Bitesize Irish is from Luimneach / Limerick in Ireland. We are your direct connection to practising the Irish language every day. Our team has Irish ‘running through our veins‘. Bitesize Irish is what you might call a micro-business. We’re personal. If you sign up as a member, you’ll get to know us by name.

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Eoin at Bitesize Irish

Eoin Ó Conchúir

BUNAITHEOIR FOUNDER

Dia dhuit! I started Bitesize Irish in 2010 to give you a way to practice Irish every day. I quickly realised that lessons would be no good without lots of audio. Since then, I have been developing ways of bringing the Irish language into your every day life.

On Vibrant Conflux (opens in a new tab) I cover more topics including my art. I live in Luimneach / Limerick. The Irish language is my first language. I love the vibrancy around Gaeilge, and seeing others find a deeper part of themselves through the Irish language. 

Emma at Bitesize Irish

EMMA

BAINISTEOIR POBAL COMMUNITY MANAGER

Emma specialises in helping our members daily to learn the Irish language through daily pointers on our Bitesize Pobal private community for Explore and Grow members.

Having attended an Irish-speaking primary school it seems that I have always found a way to incorporate the Irish language into my life since then. During my college years I was lucky enough to spend time in the Munster Gaeltachtaí, one being only a 15 minute drive from my home. After finishing my degree I travelled to Leipzig in Germany where I now teach Irish in the University here. I discovered that having a community or group, no matter how big or small, to support one another when learning a language is very important.

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Niall at Bitesize Irish

NIALL

FORBRÓIR ÁBHAIR LEARNING CONTENT DEVELOPER

Niall regularly creates new online Irish language learning content for our members.

Being from Tyrone, I didn’t speak Irish growing up, but as soon as I started to study it at secondary school it became my favourite subject, one that I followed to University College Dublin, where I studied Modern Irish, Old Irish and Irish Folklore. I then moved to London and taught English as a foreign language for many years, something which gave me a great insight into all the joys and difficulties of language learning, from phonetics and grammar to personal motivation and culture, everything that affects a learner.

Eventually I brought my experience back to my first love, an Ghaeilge, and I’ve been promoting Irish, teaching Irish and translating into Irish ever since. I’m now living back in Dublin again, in, quite appropriately, an Baile Gaelach – Irishtown.

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Ben at Bitesize Irish

BEN

TEAGASCÓIR IRISH LANGUAGE INSTRUCTOR

The Irish language has been a constant companion of mine since, when I was four years, my family re-located from Dublin to the wilds of the West Kerry Gaeltacht, Corca Dhuibhne.

Playing gaelic football for An Ghaeltacht as a child the language was a secret weapon which we would deploy to wrong-foot an English-speaking opposition! Moving to Galway city to study at the university there in the late 1990s, the Irish language was a portal into a rich and vibrant Irish language social scene full of drama, music and after-hours pints of creamy porter.

Though my primary degree is in Psychology, I returned to the Irish language when studying for a higher diploma in Applied Communications as Gaeilge in 2001. Since then I have worked in the Irish language media, variously as a radio presenter for the national broadcaster RTE RnaG, as a music correspondent and presenter for TG4 and as a critic and arts writer for newspapers and journals such as Foinse, Tuairisc and Nós.

TOP QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Q: I don’t speak any Irish language at all, where do I start?
A: Take our free Gaeilge Gach Lá 1-Week Challenge. You’ll see over the course of a week how to let the Irish language into your everyday life, even if you’re just setting off on your Irish language journey.

Q: I’m an active learner of Gaeilge. How can I practice it?
A: Sign up for our Explore membership to learn online at your own pace, with daily challenges in our community. Learn and practice with others. Or take the next step to Grow membership, where you’ll also have weekly conversation practice calls with a fluent instructor.

Q: How do I learn Irish language pronunciation?
Yes this is tough, especially if you didn’t grow up in Ireland learning the language at school. Our Foundations membership includes the popular Pronunciation Crash Course, which is a great place to start.

Q: How do I get your weekly newsletter?
Get our weekly Gaeilge Gach Lá Newsletter for Irish language learners. You’ll get regular tips, resources and videos.

Contact Bitesize Irish by Email

Alternatively, email us directly: info@bitesize.irish