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Stephen Dean (12-229-186-181.client.attbi.com - 12.229.186.181)
Posted on Saturday, August 03, 2002 - 06:38 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Halo, Cad é mar atá tú?

I'm sorry if I miss spelled any of that. I am still learning Gaelic and I have a long way to go. I was wondering if there was any places or chatrooms I could join to speak Gaelic. No one where I live speaks it, so it is hard for me to memorize. Any leads would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

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James (209.48.182.219)
Posted on Saturday, August 03, 2002 - 01:17 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

There is allegedly a site on Pal Talk that is strictly Irish. I've attempted to get on but it runs only once or twice a week and only for a few hours. The advantage to this particular one is that it is hosted by a regular participant on this site whose contributions are extremely helpful. I'm afraid though, that as beginners, it might be a bit fast paced for us. As I've said, I've never actually logged on, so my fears may be unfounded.

I've also gone to some sites on AOL's chat rooms in the "international" section but most of the conversation is as bearla with a smattering of gaeilge tossed around. Personally, I'm not too impressed with their "chat room" forum at all.

If you really want to "speak" Irish, I'd strongly suggest looking on the "events" section of this site. (you'll find it in the margin of the main page) Using their list of upcoming events you can track down an immersion course in your area. I'm going to do my best to attend the beginners weekend this September in New York. It's about 12 hours away from where I live, but I firmly believe it'll be well worth the effort. There are many such events scattered all over the country. I'm sure you can find one reasonably close to where you live. (This is, of course, assuming you live in the U.S.)

Adh mór ort.

Le meas,

James

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James (209.48.182.219)
Posted on Saturday, August 03, 2002 - 01:54 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

There is allegedly a site on Pal Talk that is strictly Irish. I've attempted to get on but it runs only once or twice a week and only for a few hours. The advantage to this particular one is that it is hosted by a regular participant on this site whose contributions are extremely helpful. I'm afraid though, that as beginners, it might be a bit fast paced for us. As I've said, I've never actually logged on, so my fears may be unfounded.

I've also gone to some sites on AOL's chat rooms in the "international" section but most of the conversation is as bearla with a smattering of gaeilge tossed around. Personally, I'm not too impressed with their "chat room" forum at all.

If you really want to "speak" Irish, I'd strongly suggest looking on the "events" section of this site. (you'll find it in the margin of the main page) Using their list of upcoming events you can track down an immersion course in your area. I'm going to do my best to attend the beginners weekend this September in New York. It's about 12 hours away from where I live, but I firmly believe it'll be well worth the effort. There are many such events scattered all over the country. I'm sure you can find one reasonably close to where you live. (This is, of course, assuming you live in the U.S.)

Adh mór ort.

Le meas,

James

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Larry (host213-122-48-43.in-addr.btopenworld.com - 213.122.48.43)
Posted on Monday, August 05, 2002 - 04:57 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

A Chairde,

Sadly, I've had to close my site on Paltalk as it had reached the stage where I was the only "moderator" and it simply became too much due to pressures of work etc.

Should anybody hear of a similar site then please post the details on here.

Le meas,
Larry.

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sam (cache-loh-ae04.proxy.aol.com - 195.93.49.10)
Posted on Thursday, September 12, 2002 - 10:44 am:   Edit Post Print Post

dia daoibh,
I am learning gaeilge and like Stephen was looking for a chat room. I visited http://www.finditireland.com/chat2.htm the other night and even though it's basically all in Bearla, I was happy to find a few people were having a go at speaking Irish. If enough people go it wouldn't be long before it's buzzing with the Irish Language..

sam

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