You don’t have to be a history geek to enjoy reading stories and finding out unusual facts about a country’s past. We did our own research and found out 8 unusual facts from Ireland’s history. Most people when thinking about Irish history, they mostly remember the Great Famine but they would be surprised to learn about some unusual facts that show us what impact the Irish language and culture had on the neighbouring countries and other nations, especially the English language. If you are learning Irish, this podcast episode will be of great interest since most of the 8 unusual facts from Ireland’s history are connected to both Irish and English languages. This is a rebroadcast of the 42nd Bitesize Irish Gaelic podcast episode where Eoin talks to Brighid O’Sullivan (Irish-American author) about growing up with an Irish background, important Irish people and the connections between Irish and English words. This re-run of the 42nd Bitesize Irish Gaelic podcast episode is in the English language. Please comment on the original episode.