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Pledge how you might practise 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.

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170 thoughts on “Ten Secrets for Practising Irish Every Day”

  1. I’ve been teaching myself Irish with books and YouTube. I’ve now decided to join Bitesize. I’m half Irish my Mums side are from Cork and I want to learn my language. I will try to speak/read it everyday one way or another, and I already watch and listen to RTÉ and radio na gaeltachta as its good to hear the language. I watch GAA (Corcaigh Abú) and I strive to hopefully make more sense from the Irish commentary.
    Go raibh maith agat!

  2. At 11 years old I moved to California from mining camps in Montana and found that even though I spoke only English none of the ki could understand me because of my brogue,
    I went to Ireland while in the army in 1966 and found that they were not allowed to teach or even speak Irish. I gave up.
    Now I me chance, still have the brogue and vow to now learn The Irish.
    Erin guh braugh

  3. I pledge to count in irish the amounts of lenghts I am swimming in the linn snámha, do at least one exercise per day on duo lingo and take as much information on bitsize as I can. I will try to speak irish on Achill island during my next vacation. Go raibh maith agat for the chance you give us !

  4. I pledge to use a little bit of Irish each day when speaking to my kids and hubby, and also share what I learn with friends and colleagues. I will be running a small pop-up Gaeltacht at the upcoming St Patrick’s Day festival in my small town in Australia next month, to share what I learn here! 🙂

    1. I pledge to speak irish to my children everyday, to listen to RnaG and RnaLife in the car and Beo ar éigean podcast so I am thinking and dreaming in irish again. Thank you!! GRMMA.

  5. I learned Irish every day at School I Dublin. I married a Scottish man in 1963. Sadly he passed away 17 years ago. I’ve been looking for something to keep me happy. I have been using Duolingo. Been getting up to 88%. Now I find it hard putting it in right order. The voice speaking is fast, making it difficult.
    ..Regards. Rosanna.

    1. Yes I too am using Duolingo , I’m in the United States ( Kansas City , Missouri) and I have no prior course or schooling in Irish or Scottish Gaelic .. at first it was quite intimidating but I’m progressing along slowly but surely. Good luck!

  6. Dia duitch
    My family came to London early 50’s . They played fiddle and whistle in pubs. My childhood was robust, steeped in tales and music. I’m in Portobello Rd now where many opportunities exist to speak Irish daily, so I’ll be okay. Slan go foill, Gerard

  7. I pledge to practice Gaeilge every day that I can, and hope to be able to use it conversationally and to have a similar daily use level as English.

  8. I AM SO EXCITED TO THAT YOU ARE GIVING ME A CHANCE TO LEARN IRISH EVERY DAY AND WITH GOD’S HELP I WILL BE SUCCESSFUL… THANK YOU AGAIN.

  9. I pledge to spend at least 15 to 30 minutes a day practicing the Irish language. and even during the day when I’m not studying to continue to repeat words and phrases to myself. my great grandpa spoke Irish and every time I learn a word or a phrase I remember him.

  10. I take the pledge to spend a good deal of my time on Irish language. I do appreciate Bitesize for its perfect platform and encouragement.

  11. I recently watched live the September Q&A featuring the walk-through of Bitesize Irish 2022. I was SO impressed by the whole team’s passion, determination and commitment to supporting and encouraging learners of Gaeilge everywhere. I’ve felt not entirely fulfilled on my learning journey for a while and now I understand why – I’ve needed Bitesize Irish! I pledge wholeheartedly to Gaeilge Gach Lá😊I’ll be joining Explore in October as my next step. Thank you for all your infectious energy, enthusiasm and your evident love for Gaeilge and Irish Culture. Gaeilge go deo!

  12. I’ve been to I Ireland it was a dream come true.

    I’m part of the O’Brien clan, cork.

    Hall Clan Kerry.
    & Hurley clan I forget. It starts with an s & close to cork.

  13. BILLY PTL WEEKES

    I HAD AN ACCIDENT I WAS IN A COMA FOR 5 MONTHS SO I FORGOT EVERYTHING I LEARNED IN SCHOOL AND I WOULD LOVE TO BE ABLE TO SPEAK FLUENTLY IN IRISH SO PLEASE PLEASE HELP ME

  14. I am determined to tackle this and surprise my Irish friends with my progress!! I love the idea of labeling items in my home and I am determined to practice every day. Thank you for being there every step of the way!! Go raibh maith agat!

  15. My pledge is to practice listening to all three Modern Irish dialects until I can understand TG4 and RnG programs without subtitles. I would also like to be able to read the 1933 Irish translation of Dracula and other pre-spelling reform classical Irish literature. Finally, I would like to be able to write and perform my own druid rituals in Old Irish. And while I doubt my accent will ever be mistaken as a native speaker’s, I would like to work on deanglicizing my pronunciation. There are certain sounds I still can’t make, but I am slowly improving.

  16. I will continue to sfudy Irish every day, and in fact accelerate my studies. Love the videos and the bitesize concept.

  17. HI, THERE MY NAME IS BILLY PTL WEEKES, AND I HAD A SERIOUS ACCIDENT ON MY MOTORBIKE, WHICH LEFT ME IN A 5 MONTH COMA. ie BECAUSE OF IT I FORGOT EVERYTHING I LEARNED IN SCHOOL, SO I AM SELF THOUGHT TO A CERTAIN EXTENT. I AM IRISH AND I WOULD LOVE TO BE ABLE TO SPEAK MY NATIVE TONGUE, AS MY WIFE IS FROM INDIA AND SHE CAN CONVERSE IN HER TONGUE. AND I WOULD LOVE TO BE ABLE TO DO IT IN MY LANGUAGE ALSO.. I WAS 16 WHEN I HAD MY ACCIDENT NOW I AM 57, AND I THINK IT IS ABOUT TIME I COULD SPEAK IRISH FLUENTLY.
    PLEASE PLEASE HELP ME.
    BILLY PTL