this is a fun thing for me to learn Irish for the first time!
It is quite fun (: I am trying to learn it for I am going to Ireland with my choir for two weeks.
Ha Ha, you just haven't learned enough yet. The "fun" goes away really quickly especially here.
The fun is going away as I start to get to those words that have six or eight apparently unrelated consonants! Then it comes back again for a moment when I hear another word, which despite odd spelling, has the same pronunciation as English.
My family members like to hear me practicing, since this is one of the few times I'm totally involved in something which sounds so fascinating but at the same time so different.