You've made learning the Irish language easier than pie! I'm so grateful for your easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and pronunciation tips. If I were to attempt learning Irish using any other source, I wouldn't have nearly as much success as I did on Bitesize.
Jordan Lampe
Wisconsin, USA
This is an awesome program and I'm so glad I stumbled on it by accident while surfing online. I'm American but very proud of my Irish heritage. It's always been my dream to visit my ancestral land. I love languages and Irish is the most challenging and rewarding one I think I'll ever study!
Amy Carson
From Ocean Shores, Washington, USA

Irish for Beginners

At Bitesize Irish, we have been helping Irish language absolute beginners (and beyond) since 2010. Take our Where to Start quiz:

Where to Start Quiz

Bitesize Irish has been helping people connect with the Irish language since 2010. This quiz suggests what to do next.

Q: Are you currently learning the Irish language?

For beginners of the Irish Language

Gaeilge Gach Lá heart

If you love Irish culture, and you’re intrigued by the Irish language, here are some reasons to continue on our language journey:

  1. Make a deeper connection with who you are, and your place in the world, through the Irish language.
  2. Show a real respect and appreciation for Ireland’s living culture.
  3. If you live outside of Ireland, the language can make your trip to Ireland so much richer.
  4. If you learned Irish at school, you now have the chance to reconnect with what you might have lost connection to over the years.
  5. Find people around the world who are already on an Irish language journey.

Irish for Beginners FAQ

How do I learn Irish pronunciation?

Yes, the Irish language is written according to different rules than English. But the language does indeed follow rules. Get familiar with the language by listening, reading, writing and even speaking. You can do all this already through our 1-Week Challenge (see the quiz above).

How can I practice to speak the Irish language?

If you’re an active learner, and looking to practice with others whilst learning at your own pace, then we would heartily recommend our Explore membership. It includes a monthly Beo Starter scripted conversation practice call. You can later consider to upgrade to Grow membership, where we have weekly calls.

Where do I start? I have no idea.

You can drop the expectations, and realise that there’s a way to already let the Irish language into your everyday life. Again, take the 1-Week Challenge to help you start.

I love Irish culture. Can I get a taster of the language?

Check out our Foundations membership. It features self-paced mini-courses with a mix of cultural and foundational language courses to take at your own pace.