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Bitesize Irish Podcast
31 minutes | Sep 14, 2021
Podcast 133: Learning the Accordion
Eoin talks about learning the Irish button accordion in this episode of the Bitesize Irish Podcast. It was intrinsically fun at the beginning, but soon hit some frustration. It’s similar to trying to learn the Irish language: great fun at first, but soon can seem daunting. Part of the solution is to make it fun again! Go back to what you found interesting in the first place. Thanks to Ben for his question. You can record your own question for the podcast on the podcast homepage.The post Podcast 133: Learning the Accordion first appeared on Bitesize Irish.
23 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
Podcast 132 – Deirdre: Ciarraí, Ceol agus Gaeilge
Deirdre is from Contae Chiarraí (Kerry), and lives for a number of years in Ontario, Canada. She focusses her time on learning Irish traditional music, along with diving into learning to speak the Irish language. We’re privileged to have her as a Grow member of Bitesize Irish. The intro of this podcast episode of the Bitesize Irish Podcast was, as it happens, recorded in the Kerry Gaeltacht. Do you have comments for Deirdre? Leave a reply on the video interview post. You can also watch the video version of this recording there also.The post Podcast 132 – Deirdre: Ciarraí, Ceol agus Gaeilge first appeared on Bitesize Irish.
64 minutes | May 17, 2021
Podcast 131: Ciara Ní É – Gaeilge, creativity and self-expression
Eoin of Bitesize Irish speaks with poet Ciara Ní É on the Irish langauge, creativity and self-expression. You can also watch this interview, and on that page are notes of various topics covered in the interview. If you have a comment to leave on the interview, please also leave it on the video interview page.The post Podcast 131: Ciara Ní É – Gaeilge, creativity and self-expression first appeared on Bitesize Irish.
19 minutes | May 3, 2021
Podcast 130: What’s holding you back from Learning Irish?
In this episode of the Bitesize Irish Podcast, Eoin asks you what might be holding you back from learning the Irish language. What might be stopping you internally from practicing Gaeilge Gach Lá? It may be a fear of judgement, or a shame of identity, or something else about your story. Also covered is a question from Nigel about where you might find Irish language immersion courses in Ireland. Mentioned in the podcast: Bitesize Irish memberships – including Grow membership for learning and practicing every dayOideas Gael – adult Irish language learning courses in DonegalAn Acadamh – which hold intensive Irish language courses (dianchúrsaí). They have several locations, being part of the university in Galway Coláiste na Rinne – which also offer online Irish language classes Ask your own question on the podcast on the podcast’s home page.The post Podcast 130: What’s holding you back from Learning Irish? first appeared on Bitesize Irish.
18 minutes | Mar 29, 2021
Podcast 129 – Trust the Process
Trust the process. Trust yourself! An empowering aspect of learning to speak the Irish language is not limited to “languages people”. The process of learning the Irish language is a journey. It’s a process that’s available to each of us. Yes, it does include studying with intenstiy (see Episode 128 for more on that). Once you’ve accepted with yourself that you are on this journey, then trust the process and trust yourself. We call the foundation of this process Gaeilge Gach Lá (Irish every day). It means immersing yourself in the Irish language, especially before you understand it. Be a daily practitioner of the language, a Gaeilgeoir, regardless of your spoken abilty. Trust that by being a pracitioner long enough you can ultimately end up being a speaker of Gaeilge. Mentioned in the episode: Bíodh muinín agat as an bpróiséas! Trust the process. Have trust in the process.Bitesize Irish Memberships, which include Bitesize Cúrsaí online lessons to take at your own pace, and Bitesize Pobal private learning community.Robert Green’s “Mastery” book, and “Path to Mastery” article.Julia Cameron’s “The Artist’s Way” book. She has a related online course.Episode 115: Yoga agus Bitesize with GabrielleAlso see: Gaeilge Gach Lá MerchandiseRecord a question P.S. After producing this podcast, I was researching productivity frameworks, of all things. This really is closely linked ultimately to achieving something, like being able to speak a language, such as my book Winning the Language Battle. I came across a free book How to Make Your Dreams Come True by Mark Forster. As it happens, he has a chapter in the book called “trust the process”. The book is only mildly related to this podcast episode, but speaks along the same lines.The post Podcast 129 – Trust the Process first appeared on Bitesize Irish.
24 minutes | Mar 15, 2021
Podcast 128 – Immersion and Studying
Gaeilge Gach Lá is about immersing yourself every day. How does that relate to the step of your Irish language journey to study with intensity? Are both parts needed, and which comes first? Eoin discusses how immersion is an accessible foundation upon which you can base later study. Keep up the Gaeilge Gach Lá. Stretch your understanding, and then study with intensity. Don’t spend too long studying the patterns of the language all the same, before you start reaching out to others who are on a similar journey. Mentioned in the episode: Member interview with Irish language learner JeriGrow Membership, with Bitesize Pobal private communityExplore Membership, to study with intensity before going onto Grow Fáilte isteach to Emma, our Community Manager at Bitesize Irish.The post Podcast 128 – Immersion and Studying first appeared on Bitesize Irish.
23 minutes | Feb 16, 2021
Podcast 127 – Agallamh le Jeri
The Bitesize Irish Podcast featuring member interview and Irish language learner Jeri. Jeri shares her motivations for learning the Irish language, and what brought her to the language. She also shares some interesting tactics, including poetry, for diving deeper into Gaeilge as a learner. Watch Jeri’s interview as a video too. Mentioned in the episode: Irish for Beginners free email courseTaster membership with Bitesize IrishGrow membership with Bitesize Pobal community and Bitesize Beo practiceThe post Podcast 127 – Agallamh le Jeri first appeared on Bitesize Irish.
21 minutes | Jan 19, 2021
Podcast 126 – Your Irish Language Journey
Diving into the Irish language is a journey of a lifetime. You start at finding your calling, go on to intense self-study, followed by starting to practice with others, and moving toward intuitive self expression. Follow these five steps along the journey. Find your calling. If you’re starting as an absolute beginner with the Irish language, take our free course Irish for BeginnersApprentice with intensity. Become a dedicated observers. Try our free Taster membership of our Explore program for self-studyGain social intelligence. Now it’s time to start practicing together. Sign up for our Grow membership to take part in our Bitesize Beo regular scripted practice calls, and Bitesize Pobal private learner’s community.Awaken your creative energy. Put that knowledge you’ve picked up to good use. In your Grow membership, practice self expression through writing and open-ended conversation.Develop high-level intuition. Realise your self-expression as Gaeilge. Act as an ambassador for the language. Mentioned in the podcast: Your Irish language journey five stepsRobert Greene’s Path to MasteryPrevious episode 094 about Gaeilge Gach LáBitesize Irish merchSign up for membership to find your journey with Bitesize IrishThe post Podcast 126 – Your Irish Language Journey first appeared on Bitesize Irish.
45 minutes | Dec 1, 2020
Podcast 125: Agallamh Baill le Jim
This podcast features the video interview recently with Bitesize Irish member Jim. Watch the video there, and please leave any feedback for him there too as a reply. Also mentioned in this episode: Bitesize Irish Merchandise!Sign up for GROW membership like JimThe post Podcast 125: Agallamh Baill le Jim first appeared on Bitesize Irish.
39 minutes | Nov 9, 2020
Podcast 124 – Aisling, Bainisteoir Pobail
Aisling joins the podcast for this episode. Aisling is the Bainisteoir Pobail (Community Manager) at Bitesize Irish. Her daily focus is on helping members of our community at Bitesize Pobal. We discuss her time in the Gaeltachtaí of Corca Dhuibhne and An Rinn, how she got interested in Irish, and her time in Vancouver. Aisling is the community manager for Bitesize Pobal, our Irish language learning community online. Sign up as a Grow member to get an invite to Bitesize Pobal. Some notes from the show: Popup Gaeltacht – locally-organized events for connecting with people through the Irish languageCorca Dhuibhne Gaeltacht in Co. Chiarraí (Co. Kerry). Blog post “Unexpected Gaeilge in Corca Dhuibhne“. Also check the episode Winter in Corca Dhuibhne. Where the Irish language is referred to as Gaelainn.An Rinn Gaeltacht in Co. Phort Láirge (Co. Waterford), where the Irish language is referred to as Gaoluinn.Doireann Ní Ghríofa“There really is Gaeilge community all over the world”Grow member interviews with Bridget and Peadar Do you have any questions for Aisling? Reply below!The post Podcast 124 – Aisling, Bainisteoir Pobail first appeared on Bitesize Irish.
46 minutes | Oct 26, 2020
Podcast 123: Áine Gallagher
Interview with Áine Gallagher, who do many things including greann dhá-theangach (bilingual comedy). In this episode of the Bitesize Irish Podcast, we talk about the mindset that encourages you to speak Irish. Find Áine at ainegallagher.com – including the Irish Matters web series plus her TedX talk about what is it like speaking Irish as … Podcast 123: Áine Gallagher Read More » The post Podcast 123: Áine Gallagher first appeared on Bitesize Irish.
19 minutes | Oct 13, 2020
Podcast 122: Zúm
How will you use the Zoom revolution to connect with others, as Gaeilge? Group video calls are now ubiquitous. There’s no-one stopping us from connecting with others. So start a Zoom call! Post a link. Find “the others”. If you’re on Bitesize Pobal as a Grow member, do this through Bitesize Beo calls, and even … Podcast 122: Zúm Read More » The post Podcast 122: Zúm first appeared on Bitesize Irish.
25 minutes | Sep 30, 2020
Podcast 121: Agallamh Baill le Melinda
Bitesize Irish member Melinda speaks with Aisling about her journey into Gaeilge. Melinda’s sustainable approach to diving into Gaeilge Gach Lá has always intrigued us. In this interview, you’ll hear how she approaches the learning process, which means she has been able to continue on the journey. Watch the video version of this interview on … Podcast 121: Agallamh Baill le Melinda Read More » The post Podcast 121: Agallamh Baill le Melinda first appeared on Bitesize Irish.
28 minutes | Sep 8, 2020
Podcast 120: Using Your Abilities to Contribute
Adlerian psychology – indiviual psychology – is a holistic approach to understanding your motivations. It gives us a “guiding star” to use your abilities. In the book “The Courage to be Dislike” by Kishimi and Koga, they use a fabulous dialog to discuss the “individual psychology” laid out by Alfred Adler. He was a contemporary … Podcast 120: Using Your Abilities to Contribute Read More » The post Podcast 120: Using Your Abilities to Contribute first appeared on Bitesize Irish.
36 minutes | Aug 19, 2020
Podcast 119: Gaeilge Gach Lá le Peadar
This podcast episode was originally published as a video, check it out: Watch this episode’s video The post Podcast 119: Gaeilge Gach Lá le Peadar first appeared on Bitesize Irish.
24 minutes | Aug 5, 2020
Podcast 118: Breithlá Sona Bitesize
In August 2010, Bitesize Irish went live to the world. Ten years on, Eoin reflects on the journey of a decade, and how that relates to learning the Irish language itself. Mentioned in the podcast: Bitesize Pobal private learning community is available to Bitesize Irish GROW members. Sign up for GROW. Gaeilge Gach Lá email … Podcast 118: Breithlá Sona Bitesize Read More » The post Podcast 118: Breithlá Sona Bitesize first appeared on Bitesize Irish.
46 minutes | Jul 21, 2020
Podcast 117: Agallamh le Siobhán
Siobhán, Áisitheoir & Teagascóir – Facilitator & Instructor at Bitesize Irish joins the podcast for this episode. You may recognise her from her many Bitesize Irish videos on YouTube, from our live Q&A sessions, and lesson walk-throughs. The conversation goes over some of Siobhán’s background, and then onto topics close to people’s hearts who are … Podcast 117: Agallamh le Siobhán Read More » The post Podcast 117: Agallamh le Siobhán first appeared on Bitesize Irish.
27 minutes | Jul 8, 2020
Podcast 116: Act As If
Action informs identity, and identity informs action. We can take action even if we don’t know how to get “there” ultimately. For the Irish language, we can act as if we understand, by listening. Act as if we speak, by participating in conversation. Act as if we are practitioners, by making it part of everyday … Podcast 116: Act As If Read More » The post Podcast 116: Act As If first appeared on Bitesize Irish.
45 minutes | Jun 23, 2020
Podcast 115: Yoga agus Bitesize
Gabrielle and Eoin talk about the strong connections between Yoga and the Bitesize Irish approach to learning Irish: Gaeilge Gach Lá. Gabrielle is community manager at Bitesize Irish, and also a yoga instructor. She shares her years from over a decade of practicing yoga, which is intertwined with her time getting deeper into the Irish … Podcast 115: Yoga agus Bitesize Read More » The post Podcast 115: Yoga agus Bitesize first appeared on Bitesize Irish.
13 minutes | Jun 3, 2020
Podcast 114: Find the Beauty in the Irish Language
Does your Irish language journey feel difficult and frustrating? Do you feel lost, and that you’re beating yourself up? Turn into the beauty of immersing yourself in Gaeilge instead. The post Podcast 114: Find the Beauty in the Irish Language first appeared on Bitesize Irish.
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