It's a piece of something, not a gun. 'Piece' would not refer to a gun in Ireland.
Growing up in Northern Ireland, we referred to a piece of bread and butter or a packed lunch as a piece. So it would be quite normal to put your piece in that bag
Same here!! I came into this discussion to see if anyone had mentioned that, haha
She pronounces "mhála" with a 'v' sounds for 'mh' where I would use a 'w' sound. Is this a dialect thing, and if so which dialects do what? (Or am I just completely wrong? :)
Huh. Why is mhála lenited here but I just did a question in which the answer was an mála (not lenited after the definite article).
Mála is a masculine noun - only feminine nouns are lenited after an.
But prepositions change things up. Some generate eclipsis when the definite article is present (ar an mbord), but i becomes sa when the definite article is involved and causes lenition for all nouns, masculine and feminine. (except in Connacht, where they are eclipsed!)