Behind the scenes of our Live Lingo Lessons

Lough Derg - Ireland

This is not an announcement article. It’s more of an article to get your feedback and see where we go from here with our Skype private tutor service.

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Podcast 028: Marc Gunn of Irish and Celtic Music Podcast

Lough Derg (Shannon)

Marc Gunn of Irish and Celtic Music Podcast joins Eoin about Irish music, American adoption of Irish culture, and touring in Ireland and beyond.

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Progress One Bite at a Time

Beautiful Killarney

The old Chinese proverb supposedly says:

The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.

We have a lovely seanfhocal /shan-UK-uhl/ (old saying) in Irish Gaelic that says:

Tús maith leath na hoibre.
/Toos mah lyah nah HIB-reh./

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The fear of Irish Gaelic down the spine of an Irishman

Beautiful Inch Strand Kerry

If you grew up outside of Ireland, you probably won’t immediately grasp this idea. This summer, I was twice in the United States.

On multiple occasions I had to try and put into words the apathy and negative feeling that many (most?) people in Ireland feel towards the Irish language. Against the Irish language.

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Podcast 027: Best-Of Bits of Bitesize Irish Gaelic Podcast’s First Year

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Listen back to the Best-Of Bits of the Bitesize Irish Gaelic Podcast with Eoin.

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Podcast 026: Irish language rights with Síne Nic an Ailí


img_9516Being an Irish language speaker in Ireland sometimes (or often) feels like you’re climbing uphill, trying to speak with Government services in Irish. Síne Nic an Ailí is part of Conradh na Gaeilge. She was an organizer of Lá Mór na Gaeilge 2015, in which 10,000 people marchec for langauge rights on the streets of Dublin asking for equality and fairness for Irish speakers.

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Take the trip to Ireland, it will work out

I’m here at the Milwaukee Irish Fest. To be honest, Sasa and I were talking for several years about attending an Irish fest for several years. It was going to be a big undertaking, a bit cost for a big unknown.

What if nobody there would be interested in learning to speak the language of their heritage? What if… well, it’s hard to come up with excuses now that we have done it. I’m sure I could have come up with a lot more excuses a month or two before taking the trip.

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Podcast 025: Songs and Music of the Isles, with David Wood

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David Wood is trained in classical music and song, but also has a passion for the traditional song and music of Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales. He shares with us his journey from loving Irish music, to learning to speak the Irish language.

Here’s a song of Mary Dillon, whom David mentions in the show:

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How do you reach out to other Irish language learners?


In several of our recent Bitesize Irish Gaelic Podcast episodes (like with Mara Berstein), our guests suggested the biggest thing in learning Irish is to reach out and find other learners.

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Podcast 024: Secret Dublin with Pól Ó Conghaile


Do you want to visit the more special, hidden parts of Dublin on your next trip to Ireland? Pól Ó Conghaile, a distinguished travel writer, shares three of his favorite spots in Dublin.

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