While you may have met plenty of individuals from Ireland, watched television shows set in Ireland and even visited the country, it’s totally possible that you could’ve not even realized that Irish is its own language.
However, Irish, sometimes called Gaeltachtai, is a very real language. It’s small and the number of speakers who use it is shrinking, and some might even consider it an endangered language — but that doesn’t change the fact that Irish is its own language that deserves recognition and if you’re a lover of languages, your attention.
If you’ve been looking for a beautiful, culturally rich, historic and unique language to learn, Irish is the language for you. However, keep in mind that learning Irish definitely isn’t the easiest of tasks. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication.
There are, though, some resources available to you that can make learning this beautiful language that much easier. One of those resources is podcasts.
Interested? Check out these six Irish language-learning podcasts. (more…)