Irish Words You Can Learn Before You Go-Audio Edition!
Jun01

Irish Words You Can Learn Before You Go-Audio Edition!

The Irish language can be elusive. When you visit Ireland, it’ll be there. You’ll see bits of it written down. You probably won’t hear it spoken. However, if you say a few phrases while in Ireland, it’ll put a smile of amazement or wonder on a local’s face when the words come from your lips. Eoin from Bitesize Irish Gaelic has stepped in to help you learn some useful Irish Gaelic phrases that you can...

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Q & A: Where Can I Hear Irish Spoken?
May22

Q & A: Where Can I Hear Irish Spoken?

  To answer this week’s question, I called on an expert. Mo chara (that’s irish for “my friend”) Eoin from Bitesize Irish Gaelic jumped at the chance to share some tips about the speaking the Irish language.   Where Can I Go to Hear Real Irish Spoken? — Anne Marie Sparks via Facebook Irish Gaelic (or simply, ‘Irish’) is the native language of Ireland. If you’re planning a...

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The Irish Gift of Gab
Jan30

The Irish Gift of Gab

The Irish gift of gab is the stuff of legend: from traditional Irish folk tales, to the wit and humor of Oscar Wilde, to the gorgeous imagery of poet William Butler Yeats… the Irish storytelling tradition continues as a timeless reminder of the people and their unique culture. For centuries, the Irish have committed words to song, verse, and prose, offering the world a taste of ancient Celtic traditions. The greatest art treasure of...

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10 Irish Words You Should Know When Traveling Around the Emerald Isle

One of the great things about traveling to Ireland is that the Irish people speak English. Or at least most of them do! In fact, over a half million Irish claim to speak Irish, the native language, often referred to as “Gaelic” by visitors. Normally, you do not need to know any Irish language words in the course of staying at hotels or B&Bs, eating in restaurants, going shopping, or taking part in the conviviality of pubs....

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Who Will Be Speaking Some Irish?

Time for us to choose a winner for our Rosetta Stone Irish Giveaway. Entries were submitted via comments on our review of the Irish language software. Must say, there were some wonderful entries. We consulted the True Random Number Generator at www.random.org. The lucky number was 22 and that comment came from Thomas G. Byrne (note: I did not include the two comments I left on the post). We hope Thomas enjoys Rosetta Stone Irish, and...

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Learning to Speak Irish with Rosetta Stone

Rosetta Stone, the makers of self-guided language learning software, sent the Irish Fireside a copy of their Irish language product to test out. Since a lot of our readers are interested in the Irish language, we asked Tony Keegan from www.glenculloocottage.com to give it a try. Tony has used other Rosetta Stone products and Irish language resources, so we thought he could provide some excellent insight. Overall, I’m satisfied...

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