80 episodes

Not lessons, but a discussion show in English. It's about making the Irish language (Gaeilge) part of your every day, no matter where in the world you are.

Bitesize Irish encourages you to practice Gaeilge Gach Lá - Irish every day.

Bitesize Irish Podcast Eoin Ó Conchúir: Irish language speaker from Ireland

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.4 • 7 Ratings

Not lessons, but a discussion show in English. It's about making the Irish language (Gaeilge) part of your every day, no matter where in the world you are.

Bitesize Irish encourages you to practice Gaeilge Gach Lá - Irish every day.

    Podcast 139: An Deireadh – The End

    Podcast 139: An Deireadh – The End

    Listen to the final episode of the Bitesize Irish Podcast!

    Bitesize Irish is going from strength to strength, but the time for the podcast has come to an end.

    Come join us as an Explore or Grow member to learn and practise the Irish language together.

    Gaeilge Gach Lá is our motto and has been a central theme of the Bitesize Irish Podcast.

    Some of our favourite episodes were:

    * 109 Bathe yourself in the Irish language* 115 Gaeilge Gach Lá agus Ióga* 116 Act As If* 129 Trust the process

    Our Irish language journey continues at Bitesize Irish! We’re continuing to develop our Aistear Irish language learning platform for Bitesize Irish members. See you in there.

    Have you enjoyed the Bitesize Irish Podcast? Please leave a reply below to let us know what you’ve enjoyed about it.

    • 13 min
    Podcast 138: What is Aistear, with Niall

    Podcast 138: What is Aistear, with Niall

    Bitesize Irish is starting a new Journey. Aistear. What is Aistear, and our new foundational course Tús Maith featured on it? It launched Monday 14th March 2022. Eoin interviews Niall Ó Siadhail, our Learning Content Developer at Bitesize Irish about what is Aistear and Tús maith, and how it will help you!

    The podcast exclusive song after the interview is by Ryan Bozeman, brotherwell on Soundcloud. Ryan collaborates with poets to create scores and songs based on their work, and he’s open to further collaborations. The poem Na Gaotha is simpled, which Siobhán originally read in the video below. The poem “Na Gaotha” (The Winds) is by Thomas F. Walsh.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Podcast 137: Emma from Waterford to Germany

    Podcast 137: Emma from Waterford to Germany

    Our Bitesize Irish community manager, Emma, joins Eoin for a Bitesize Irish Podcast chat! Emma talks about growing up near Gaeltacht na Rinne (Gaeltacht na nDéise). At Bitesize Irish, she posts daily challenges for our Grow members on our community Bitesize Pobal. She also teaches Gaeilge at Universität Leipzig.

    Mentioned in the show:

    * An Rinn / Gaeltacht na Rinne / Gaeltacht na nDéise* Universität Leipzig* Make learning the Irish language relevant to you! Find topics that are interesting to you personally* Listen to Irish language podcasts (comment below with your favourites!)* Tuairisc* Nós* Gaeilge Gan Stró books* Buntús Cainte – see Wikipedia and our blog post* Ask a Q&A question for our live Irish language Q&A* And we wouldn’t do you justice if we didn’t say that you can sign up for Grow membership which includes an invite to Bitesize Pobal, our private online learning community. Daily challenges give you something to try out and learn with others.* Watch the interview on YouTube

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Podcast 136: Siar is Ar Aghaidh

    Podcast 136: Siar is Ar Aghaidh

    In this episode of the Bitesize Irish Podcast, Eoin looks back at 2021 at Bitesize Irish, and forward at 2022.

    Ag féachaint siar = Looking back

    Ag féachaint ar aghaidh = Looking forward

    Self-Reflection Prompts

    * Where were you on your Irish language journey this time last year?* How can you be more kind to yourself on your Irish language journey?* How did you surprise yourself during the past year?

    Write out the questions and the answers for yourself. Feel free to reply below with your answers if you feel comfortable doing so. You can also record your reflections for the podcast, on the podcast’s home page.

    Also mentioned in this episode are our Explore and Grow memberships,

    • 21 min
    Podcast 135: Go Raibh Maith Agat

    Podcast 135: Go Raibh Maith Agat

    Thank you for being part of the Bitesize Irish Podcast!

    In this episode, Eoin says thanks to our fluent foireann (staff) at Bitesize Irish: Emma, Siobhán agus Niall. They make Bitesize Irish tick every day for all our Irish language learners.

    Thanks to our kinds customers who said such nice things about our membership offerings for learning to speak the Irish language.

    Go raibh maith agaibh Aoife agus Carrie for your questions on this episode. Record your own question on our podcast’s home page.

    P.S. Thanks to Brian Roche of The Tiger Paws Junior Podcast for interviewing Eoin (on Spotify) in season four.

    • 33 min
    Podcast 134: Biddy Early the Clare Legend with Balor Otherworld

    Podcast 134: Biddy Early the Clare Legend with Balor Otherworld

    Biddy Early was an absolute legend in her own right. She shows us what resilience is, in the face of an oppressor. Her ability to heal people drew people to her.

    Of particular interest to us is whether she spoke the Irish language. Her Wikipedia entry states:

    With her family and friends she spoke Irish, but she had some knowledge of English.[citation needed]

    Balor Otherworld, druid storyteller is on @balor_otherworld on Instagram, on TikTok and on YouTube. Subscribe to him, and even message him that the Bitesize Irish Podcast sent you!

    Halloween and Samhain resources with the Irish language.

    Thanks to Ben about asking about Grow membership, which is open right now. You can study the Irish language with our online Irish language courses at your own pace. And practice with others with Bitesize Pobal, our private learning community for Irish language learners. Check out our Bitesize Irish memberships and sign up today.

    Podcast artwork by Eoin Ó Conchúir. Music by Tsukumo.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

decf13 ,

I love this podcast.

I’m a Limerick man living in Australia for the past ten years.

This podcast is great and helps me deal with living so far from home when the homesickness creeps up on you.

I want to develop my Irish again too, I haven’t spoken a word in ten years and I wasn’t very good them either.

Go raibh maith agat to Eoin And his team.

paul_e_dee ,

Brilliant way to learn

I've only been a paid subscriber to bitesize for about a month, but it has been well worth it so far. I'm from Australia but my parents are Scottish and my Grandparents on my Dads side are Irish, they moved to Scotland in the 50s. My Granda always sung songs to me in Irish, and have always understood a wee bit of it. For the last year or so I've been actively learning more and more Irish. A lot has been from regional dialects and is a bit hard learning from region to region. Easy Irish is great for its school approach to dialect, how else are we meant to learn?. You've done a great job and as a paying member of Bitesize I'd just like to say thank you!

Quick question. If you were to burb loudly. How would you say "excuse me" in Irish?

Paul Docherty

Eimíle ,

Great podcast!

Haigh, a Eoin! Great podcast! I'm actually a student at the Sydney irish language school that Liam mentions in #001, dia dhuit from us all here in Syd! I enjoyed hearing you both chat as gaeilge, just like mates would :)
It is nice to hear your thoughts and suggestions, and to get information that is useful to those of us learning Irish from around the world, in a way that is casual and fun. As a learner outside of Ireland, it is also nice to connect in a personal way, listening to you and your guests chat. I look forward to hearing more; all the best!

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