"Tinteán Tréigthe no.32", 42 x 42cm, oil painting on canvas by Eoin Mac Lochlainn, 2017
It’s Irish Language Week in Ireland this week so I've written my post in Irish. But please scroll down to read the English translation down below, if you wish.
Tá scéailín deas agam daoibh faoin bpictiúr seo ag barr.…Continue
Added by Nollaig 2016 on November 4, 2016 at 9:00pm — No Comments
(Scroll down to read the English translation of this post.)
Bhuel, bhí sé go h-iontach a bheith i láthair i Ros Muc i mbliana le hÉirí amach na Cásca a chomóradh, céad bhliain níos déanaí. Bhí brat na hÉireann ag foluain i ngach gáirdín agus cuma álainn ar an cheantar ar fad. Bhí gach sórt…Continue
National Pilgrim Paths Day is a new Easter Festival based on Ireland’s dense network of medieval pilgrim walking routes. This new heritage themed event is organised by the local communities adjacent to each of…Continue
Added by Thomas R. on February 16, 2016 at 2:30am — No Comments
I thought I might share this. Both of my paternal grandparents came from the spot where Cork, Kerry and Limerick meet. Traditionally -- going back to mythical times -- the area was known Sliabh Luachra (The Mount of Rushes). Finn MacCool and his band were said to have hunted there. The actual townlands were Mountcollins (Cnochuileáin or Cnoc Uí Choileáin) and Caherlevoy.
Above, the Paps of Danu,…Continue
I was reminded of what little credit I give sometimes Ireland's forgotten writers and poets, especially those who wrote in…Continue
This saying helps to explain why I have (unsuccessfully) tried to learn Irish Gaelic -- to better understand the Irish people. In one lesson early on, it was explained that Irish has no system to show possession. In other…Continue
So many of the stories which come to us out of Ireland are, quite simply, sad. From James Joyce's "The Dead" to Frank McCourt's "Angela's Ashes," we read of people who are, if not figuratively, then literally, impoverished. It is a lovely…Continue
It is well known that Douglas Hyde (January 17, 1860-July 12, 1949) was the first president of the Irish Republic. What may not be as well known is that he was a fluent speaker of the Irish language, a wonderful poet and an avid collector of Irish…Continue
I carried the words on my shoulder like a small, rare bird.
"Erin Go Bragh," in gold cursive letters, nesting in a green bow. It was St. Patrick’s Day and my mother had…Continue
Whether you’re studying Gaeilge as a native Irish person or as part of the Irish diaspora, the most important aspect to consider is staying motivated. It is true that there're several ways to achieve this goal,…Continue
Added by David Joyce on March 4, 2015 at 9:30pm — No Comments
Can you hear that? Ah yes ... That's the annual stampede of…Continue
Ériu is generally believed to have been the matron…Continue
Éamonn Ceannt is a little-known leader of the 1916 Easter Rising. Born in Ballymoe in County Galway, he was one of nine children. His father was an RIC Officer…Continue
Irish is considered to be the first uttered literary language of Europe. The ancient Gaeilge of Ireland served as the seed language for Scottish Gaelic and Manx, just as the venerable Irish gene pool originally spread…Continue
Added by Jeanne D'Brant on December 14, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Fancy sending an Irish greeting this Christmas? Simply click on the image you like to open a PDF file, and then print the card on your home printer!
"Nollaig Shona" translates to "Happy Christmas" in the Irish language.…Continue
Added by The Wild Geese on December 3, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments
Some of the Wild Geese will already be aware of this film having seen it on one of our recent U.S. screening tour dates, but for those who aren't you might be interested in this unique docudrama about the 1916 Easter Rising. You can view the trailer and some behind the scenes footage at…
Added by Colin Farrell on December 1, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments
Let’s face it, studying any language gets boring after a while even if the language itself is fun. To resolve this problem, we need to examine the nature of language and how to use that to our advantage. The most…Continue