156 episodes

Discussion podcast for Irish language learners. Bitesize Irish offers self-paced Irish language learning courses, and a private online community including regular conversation practice calls. Based in Limerick, Ireland, since 2010.

Bitesize Irish Podcast Bitesize Irish

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 19 Ratings

Discussion podcast for Irish language learners. Bitesize Irish offers self-paced Irish language learning courses, and a private online community including regular conversation practice calls. Based in Limerick, Ireland, since 2010.

    Podcast 156: Learn how to have conversations step by step

    Podcast 156: Learn how to have conversations step by step

    Bitesize Irish founder Eoin and learning content developer Niall talk about some recent updates to the beginner's course Tús Maith and general strategies for learning and practising Irish.

    Find the full video and more shownotes here:  https://www.bitesize.irish/blog/learn-conversation/

    Get 10% off monthly or annual membership by going to : offer.irish
    Support the show
    Go to www.bitesize.irish/links to find out more about courses and membership #GaeilgeGachLá

    • 30 min
    Podcast 155: How much Irish can you learn in a year? - Member Interview with Deborah

    Podcast 155: How much Irish can you learn in a year? - Member Interview with Deborah

    Happy St Patrick's Day! Beannachtaí na féile ort! (Tá súil agam nach bhfuil póit ort!)

    This week we bring you an Agallamh Baill (Member Interview) from the end of 2023, in which New Yorker Deborah tells Niall about her remarkable year of learning Irish. An inspiration to learners everywhere!

    Watch the original interview over at https://www.bitesize.irish/blog/a-year-of-irish-interview-with-deborah/

    Bitesize Irish is an online learning platform that includes self-study lessons, an online community and live video calls. Podcast listeners can avail of a special 10% discount monthly or annual membership by going to offer.irish. 


    Support the show
    Go to www.bitesize.irish/links to find out more about courses and membership #GaeilgeGachLá

    • 37 min
    Podcast 154: Celtic Myth and Divine Time with Dr Gwilym Morus-Baird

    Podcast 154: Celtic Myth and Divine Time with Dr Gwilym Morus-Baird

    In this episode Eoin talks to Dr Gwilym Morus-Baird about the shared Celtic heritage of Welsh and Irish culture, with a special focus on the mythology of both countries.

    Find links to Gwilym's work and see the original video here: https://www.bitesize.irish/blog/celtic-myth/

    Get 10% off monthly or annual membership by going to : offer.irish
    Support the show
    Go to www.bitesize.irish/links to find out more about courses and membership #GaeilgeGachLá

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Podcast 153: Dúshláin Foghlama - Learning Challenges

    Podcast 153: Dúshláin Foghlama - Learning Challenges

    In a live Q&A in December Ben and Niall discussed your greatest learning challenges. Amongst the topics discussed were:


    Confidence as a earnerUnderstanding Irish speakersPronunciationConversation/speaking practicePhonetic transcriptions of IrishHow to deal with tricky sounds like dh
    Some of the fantastic resources we recommend:

    www.focloir.ie
    www.teanglann.ie
    www.fuaimeanna.ie
    www.tg4.ie

    Find the full video and more shownotes here: https://www.bitesize.irish/blog/challenges-learning-irish/

    Get 10% off monthly or annual membership by going to : offer.irish
    Support the show
    Go to www.bitesize.irish/links to find out more about courses and membership #GaeilgeGachLá

    • 52 min
    Podcast 152: Agallamh Baill le Marian - Member Interview with Marian

    Podcast 152: Agallamh Baill le Marian - Member Interview with Marian

    In the first Agallamh Baill of 2024, Emma talks to Marian from Shropshire and finds out how her daughter's connection to Ireland drew Marian herself closer to the country and the language.

    Watch the original interview over at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-qlL9Uqg6k.

    Bitesize Irish is an online learning platform that includes self-study lessons, an online community and live video calls. Podcast listeners can avail of a special 10% discount monthly or annual membership by going to offer.irish. 
    Support the show
    Go to www.bitesize.irish/links to find out more about courses and membership #GaeilgeGachLá

    • 29 min
    Podcast 151: Did the neolithic people of Múchán speak Irish?

    Podcast 151: Did the neolithic people of Múchán speak Irish?

    Athbhliain faoi mhaise duit! Happy new year!

    In this episode, Eoin investigates the origins of the Irish language - just how far back does it go in Irish (pre)history? 

    An raibh Gaeilge ag muintir Mhúcháin?

    Watch the full video at https://www.bitesize.irish/blog/muchan-hill-fort/

    Go to offer.irish for a special 10% discount off monthly or annual membership of Bitesize Irish.



    Support the show
    Go to www.bitesize.irish/links to find out more about courses and membership #GaeilgeGachLá

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

R05AL1NA ,

Love love love this podcast!!!

I live in the UK. My mother was from Kerry and I am fortunate to still have an aunt and uncle and many many cousins still there that I go and see at least every one or two years. I have recently decided to start to learn the Irish language on Duolingo. Then I came across a link to this podcast on the internet. It is probably the best podcast that I have ever listened to and I am learning so much about the history and uses of the language. I am now up to episode 14. Looking forward to impressing my relatives when I see them next and reveal some of my learnings. 🤗

ccg12567 ,

Great for Irish language learners

Great so far. I am new to learning.

oneillpaul ,

Fantastic podcast!

I’m currently listening to this podcast in the UK. It’s a really great resource for understanding more about Ireland and its rich culture, language and heritage. The presenter Eoin and his great guests offer friendly informative insights, guidance and advice for those of us who are trying (albeit slowly!) to learn the wonderful Irish language! I would definitely recommend this podcast for anyone who has an interest in Ireland and it’s language. Go raibh míle maith agat Eoin!

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