Held internationally on March 17th 2015.
Make a real connection with your Irish heritage.
Keep Irish Gaelic alive.
What is Irish Gaelic?
Irish Gaelic is the native language of Ireland. It’s still spoken today, and has been in Ireland for about 2,000 years.
In Ireland, we simply call the language “Irish”.
Why it’s so important to speak some Irish Gaelic
We have a saying in Ireland:
Tír gan teanga, tír gan anam. /Cheer gon chong-gah, cheer gon on-om./
That means: A country without a language, a country without a soul.
Top three reasons to speak some Irish Gaelic
- You’re making a real connection with your Irish heritage. It’s a much deeper, more personal connection you can make than simply watching Irish movies and reading Irish books.
- You’re keeping alive the language and culture of your Irish ancestors. The number of people who speak Irish Gaelic daily is frighteningly tiny.
- You’ll put a smile on the locals’ faces. Are you dreaming of visiting Ireland? What worth is it to spend thousands of dollars, and not even then show respect to Ireland’s real culture?
Seven Irish Gaelic phrases to speak on St. Patrick’s Day
These are three phrases taken from the full Bitesize Irish Gaelic online program. Our phonetic pronunciation guide should help your ear catch the new sounds you hear.
Éire go brách. /Ayr-eh guh brawkh/
A pint of Guinness, please
Pionta Guinness, le do thoil. /Pyun-tah Guinness, leh duh hul./
Is Éireannach mé! /Iss Aye-ron-okh may!/
St. Patrick’s Day
Lá Fhéile Pádraig /Law Ale-yeh Pawd-rig/
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Duit! /Law Ale-yeh Pawd-rig Sunna Ditch!/
How do I speak more Irish Gaelic right now?
1. Take our free beginners course
Irish for Beginners is our free one-month email course.
It will get you speaking simple Irish Gaelic conversation, and the most essential phrases.
You’ll also get an instant download of our popular book “The Irish Langauge – Your Key to Gaelic Ireland”. It answers many of your questions about Irish Gaelic.
2. Take our audio crash course
In 90 minutes, you’ll be immersed in the language of your ancestors.
Recorded by Eoin of Bitesize Irish Gaelic in Limerick, Ireland, these Bitesize audio lessons assume that you don’t speak a single word of Irish Gaelic yet.
You can get an instant digital download, and even order the accompanying CD.
3. Try our full Bitesize Irish Gaelic Program
Bitesize Irish Gaelic lets you learn to speak the language of your Irish heritage, in easy Bitesize portions.
It feature thousands of audio recordings for you to hear it spoken. It features a phonetic pronunciation guide to help you learn. The conversational lessons will get you ready to have your first simple conversation in Ireland.
Take a free trial of Bitesize Irish Gaelic. It begins immediately, and there’s no obligations.
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