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As an active learner of the Irish language, you can move to being a practitioner of the language. Even attending a class once a week isn’t enough. It can be daunting, but you’ve already proven to yourself your deep curiousity around Gaeilge. 

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Based on a set of principles for diving into the Irish language, we’ll first lay out ten secrets for practicing Gaeilge Gach Lá. At Bitesize Irish, our mission is to help you achieve this.

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Dia dhuit, this [Gaeilge Gach Lá Checklist] will be so useful – great for motivation as well as staying organised and keeping track. Go raibh míle maith agat.

Author and learner, UK. Bitesize Irish member.


As mentioned in the ebook, come back here after reading it and take the pledge of Gaeilge Gach Lá. To do so, leave your reply below. This is your chance to draw a line in the sand and say “I’m doing this”.

Pledge how you might practice Gaeilge Gach Lá. It can be simple or not, and all depends on your life, context and energy resources. I’m sure you have your own variations and ideas, which you can share. Leave your comment below.

47 thoughts on “Secrets for Gaeilge Gach Lá”

  1. Ann Downs McArtor

    I believe the only official language of Ireland should be Irish and fluency in Irish should be requisite for schooling and employment. I’ve always hated speaking English It’s a constant reminder of my subjugation and the rape and pillage of my people.

    1. Haigh a Ann. I definitely agree in the language being more fully supported in Ireland! And why not have all primary schools be gaelscoileanna by default? I don’t feel that forcing the language through employment would help. There are lots of positive approaches we can take (and a lot are already in place!).

  2. I make my pledge to spend an hour every morning, practicing my reading, writing ,and talking irish.
    I am only starting the learning process, and I am determined to make progress.
    Thank you .Gerard

  3. I’ve been studying Gaeilge now a couple months and am ready to be more consistent. With the downloaded ‘Learn Irish with Eoin’ the language is appearing friendlier and more attainable. I know it will take some time, and I’m up for the exciting challenge. The goal of holding a conversation in Irish will keep me inspired!
    Go Raibh Maith A Gaibh Bitesize Irish team!!

  4. I have a special love for Gaelic languages and have been trying to learn Irish with some degree of fluency, but can never be consistent. Making the pledge now to practice Irish every day! 🙂

  5. Mother always dais my Irish genes were stronger, referring to my father’s side. DNA results proved her to have been spot on. Western Iveragh peninsula, County Kerry to be precise. And that is without the Lavery acncestors who were native Irish from county Down and Antrim. I started looking for a good resource for learning in anticipation of a trip to the Republic in 2022. Bitesize seems to be the best for my purposes. Daily lessons keep me from reading about politics.

  6. I’m making the pledge to Gaeilge Gach Lá.
    As a lot of people, I have a busy life, but once everyone has gone to bed, I’ll have ‘Me time’ to learn. 😊
    Thank you.

  7. Gobnait
    19 Meitheamh 2021 7:46 pm

    Go raibh mile maith agaibh, Bhain mé an sult as an chead seachtain seo. Gaeilge gach lá!! Tá an clár go deas.y suimiuil.

  8. Having just completed a 3 year degree in Irish, I know I need to keep it fresh in my mind and your 10 tips are great especially the ones on writing labels to put around the house and also to think in Irish.
    I wish to make the learning and promotion of Irish as fun as possible.
    Ní neart go cur le chéile

  9. Marjorie Westmoreland

    With my right hand in the air, I say “Gaeilge Gach La!”
    I have just begun to put my foot in the door via the Taster Courses, and, in due time, I hope to become a Member.
    I may not be sure just how, but I will find a way, no matter what happens, and I will be sure to gain a foothold on mastering the language, bite by bite each day. Thus commences my journey as a Gaeilgeoir.

    Again, I tell myself, “Gaeilge Gach La!” So help me God!

  10. Beidh me ag éisteacht le Gaeilge gach lá agus beidh mé ag léamh leabhar Éireannach awháin gach mí
    I have a long long way to go but a year ago I was desperate because I couldn’t even read the language with all the H and vowels all over the place but now it makes sense so there is hope!

  11. Anne O Sullivan

    Go raibh maith agaibh BC @bitesize. Is maith liom an ebook agus is aoibhinn liom bheith ag féachaint ar duine amháin agus ag chur scéal faoi. Is deis iontach é. Feicim ar TG4 agus cloisim ar RnaG gach lá agus táim ag scríobh freisin. Lockdown has encouraged me, finally, to give 100% to learning mo Theanga Dhúcais and to not worry too much about making mistakes. Go raibh míle maith agaibh.

  12. Christopher Holmes

    Irish Gaelic is a language that I have been interested in learning. I have and continue to learn Spanish. I have studied and learned some German, and Russian, though it has been unfortunately a number of years since my interest in Russian waned. Regardless, I welcome this chance to acquire and learn Irish. Thank you for any and all your help.

    1. Thanks for this special course. Ireland is my ancestral home, so i need to know the language and history. I may move there one day. Living in SA now. Dee

  13. Thanks for the tips in “10 Secrets.” TV broadcasts and podcasts are so much more interesting than the language labs I attended when taking French & German classes 40+ years ago in college. I’ve been playing around with Irish for a few years; I think it’s time to really work at it.

  14. I started out with the free email course. I never finished it because, after taking a look at some of the Taster lessons, I liked it so much that I signed up for an Explore membership. The “bitesize” lessons are wonderfully put together and the format makes it fun to learn. I may not finish a lesson each day but make sure that I spend time learning. After reading the Ten Secrets, I am anxious to get my post-it notes out. I pledge to follow through with learning Irish. I hope to come to Ireland one day to see where my ancestors were from and how wonderful it would be to carry on a little conversation with people I’d meet along the way. Thank you for this great language learning tool.

  15. Matthew Caldwell

    Tiocfaidh ár lá. With all the unrest in the states, I think it’s important to learn about my people. What a beautiful language. I pledge to keep it alive and teach it to my children.

  16. Worthy of the highest compliments. Its simplicity, format and presentation are of the highest quality for the beginner.

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