Start Practicing Irish Gaelic Day 2015

Held internationally on March 17th 2015.

Make a real connection with your Irish heritage.

Keep Irish Gaelic alive.

Start Practicing Irish Gaelic Day
March 17th also happens to be St. Patrick’s Day. This is your chance to make a real connection with your Irish heritage.

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”.

St. Patrick learned Irish Gaelic
St. Patrick himself learned to speak Irish Gaelic to speak with the locals of Ireland.

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.

County Kerry
Typical traffic jam in County Kerry, Ireland.

Top three reasons to speak some Irish Gaelic

  1. 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.
  2. You’re keeping alive the language and culture of your Irish ancestors. The number of people who speak Irish Gaelic daily is frighteningly tiny.
  3. 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?
Irish Gaeltacht
Irish-speaking area in Conamara, County Galway, Ireland.

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.


Sláinte! /SLOYNE-cheh!/


Seamróg /SHAM-rogue/

Ireland forever

Éire go brách. /Ayr-eh guh brawkh/

A pint of Guinness, please

Pionta Guinness, le do thoil. /Pyun-tah Guinness, leh duh hul./

I’m Irish!

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!/

Enjoying St. Patrick's Day.
Enjoying St. Patrick’s Day. Or more commonly known as Start Practicing Irish Gaelic Day.

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.

Get Irish for Beginners free email course.

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.

Get Learn Irish With Eoin audio crash course.

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.

O'Flaherty's where Irish language is spoken
Go to O’Flaherty’s to speak Irish with the barman. It’s in Dingle, County Kerry, Ireland.

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2 thoughts on “Start Practicing Irish Gaelic Day 2015”

  1. James Duggan (Dubhagain,Dugain)

    I am Grand Nephew of Edmund Sean Duggan (E.J. Dugain) signor of the 1921 Truce and Peace Treaty, and I am also Grand Nephew of Michael Foley who was the proprietor of the Dublin Pub where the Sinn Fein spies made their drops to the Director of Intelligence. My Grandmothe,r Bridget Foley-Duggan spoke Gaelic to my Grand Aunt Hannah O’Sullivan-Duggan who was sister of Gearoid O’Sullivan. So I am as Irish as you can get. But, I am ashamed to say, totally ignorant of speaking and reading Gaelic. I need help!

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