This morning on his radio show on RTÉ Radio 1, Ryan Tubridy revealed his desire to return to the Irish language.

"I'm slightly falling back in love with the Irish language", Tubridy said whilst praising TG4's stellar work, he said he would love to learn Irish without getting bogged down in grammatical structures but rather, learn the basics to communicate.

The good news for Ryan and everyone else who would like to return to the language or learn it for the first time is, there is a wealth of online resources available.

  • If you'd like to register for classes, Gaelchultúr have a host of classes available, tailored to your competency.
  • If you're more into a casual approach, you could subscribe to some content creators online. Ciara Ní É and Úna-Minh Caomhánach are both excellent.
  • Ryan often talks about how much he loves the programming on TG4, he loved Faoi Scáth a Chéile, a show which profiled 6 people in different walks of life coping with the global pandemic.

You can watch it back here

  • If you're into podcasts, Beo ar Éigean is often described as eavesdropping on friends chatting and brings with it a mix of dialects, if you're trying to diversify and understand speakers from all over the country. You can find it wherever you get your podcasts.
Siún, Áine and Sinéad from Beo ar Éigean.