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Education

Highlights of Beginners' Blas

 

Sean Mac Nia, from the examination board CCEA, offers advice for GCSE students doing listening examinations.

Listen to Sean Mac Nia Listen to Sean


Barbara Ní Laighin tells us about Féile na Bealtaine

Listen to Féile na Bealtaine Listen to Barbara

 

Malachy O'Neill highlights the benefit of logging onto 'Bitesize' - BBC's support website for GCSE Irish Language students...

Listen to Antaine O Donnaile and Céara Ní Choinn Listen to Malachy

Log-on to Bitesize...

 

 

Róisín Ní Cheileachair joins us with all the information you need to check the new BBC language learning project for adults Colin and Cumberland!

Listen to Antaine O Donnaile and Céara Ní Choinn Listen to Róisín

In an EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW Méabh gets a chance to meet the stars of the project...

Listen to Antaine O Donnaile and Céara Ní Choinn Listen to Cumberland

 

Listen to Antaine O Donnaile and Céara Ní Choinn Listen to Colin

 

Barbara Ní Laighin tells us about the real Saint Patrick
Listen to Antaine O Donnaile and Céara Ní Choinn Listen to Barbara

 

RTÉ’s John Creedon tells us about his search for the Nation’s favourite Irish word.
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Síle Seoige
Síle Seoige
offers some advice for learners' of Irish - labhair í agus mairfaidh sí. She also tells us of her new Irish Language slot on Today Fm.

Listen to Antaine O Donnaile and Céara Ní Choinn Listen to Síle

 

Barbara Ní Laighin tells us about the history of Lá Fhéile Bhríde / St. Brigit’s Day which is the first of February
Listen to Antaine O Donnaile and Céara Ní Choinn Listen to Barbara

Journalist Robert McMillen who writes the ‘Bluffers’ Guide to Irish’ which features in the Irish News on Mondays joined us to tell us why he decided to learn Irish.
Listen to Antaine O Donnaile and Céara Ní Choinn Listen to Robert

Honor Mhic Giolla Chlaoin tells us about her exciting new book - Tuairimí- perfect for beginners!

Listen to Antaine O Donnaile and Céara Ní Choinn Listen to Honor

Mairín Mac Alennan who plays camogie for County Down was awarded an all star award for her contribution to sport. Mairín explains how she was introduced to the Irish Language and how her love for the language has grown down through the years.

Listen to Antaine O Donnaile and Céara Ní Choinn Listen to Máirín

We invited West Belfast actor Tony Devlin into the Blas studio to tells us about why he learnt Irish. You may have Tony in the films Harte’s War and Band of Brothers.

Listen to Antaine O Donnaile and Céara Ní Choinn Listen to Tony Devlin

Now for all of you out there learning Irish, you may have different methods of learning, maybe you’re going to a class or learning from a book or with a group of people, but everyone has their own way of learning and remembering things. Earlier iin the week, Céara Ní Choinn, went to visit Mickey McGuigan from South Armagh, who managed to teach himself Irish simply from books and listening to the radio, he is now fluent enough to write poetry in Irish, Céara spoke to him about his learning experience.....
Listen to Antaine O Donnaile and Céara Ní Choinn Listen to Mickey McGuigan



The well-known broadcaster, John Toal is one of our Foghlaimeoir na Seachtaine or Learner of the Week.
John has just launched a new Saturday morning series on Radio Ulster, called 'Saturday Magazine.'

Listen to John Toal Listen to John Toal

 

Jarlath Burns is also named as one of our 'Foghlaimeoir na Seachtaine'. One of the most prominent footballers and GAA panelists goes under the spotlight on 'Beginners' Blas'. We meet with former Armagh Senior Football Captain and BBC GAA panelist Jarlath Burns is asked why he learned Irish...
Listen to Jarlath

 

Irish Classes
Maybe you’ve been learning Irish for a couple of weeks and you’re starting to feel a bit overwhelmed and wonder why you started at all in the first place, well take heart, it gets easier. Jacqueline Fleming spoke to Grainne Maher and Jim Kearney who are taking classes in 'an Chultúrlann' here in Belfast to see how they are getting on.

Listen to Gráinne and Jim

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