All Blog Posts Tagged 'Gaeilge' (60)

Níl Aon Tinteán Mar Do Thinteán Féin

Painting by Eoin Mac Lochlainn of empty fireplace, Fanad, Donegal

"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.…

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Added by Eoin Mac Lochlainn on March 5, 2017 at 11:00am — 7 Comments

Remembering Patrick Pearse at Easter 2016 in Ros Muc

photo of Furze bushes at Ros Muc by Eoin Mac Lochlainn

(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…

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Added by Eoin Mac Lochlainn on April 1, 2016 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

Irish Pilgrim Paths Day and the Irish Pilgrim Tag™

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…

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Added by Thomas R. on February 16, 2016 at 2:30am — No Comments

Uncovering the Hidden History of Gaeilge In My Family

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,…

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Added by Joe Ó Connell on February 4, 2016 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

Now Comes the Spring -- 'Anois Teacht An Earraigh'

Once St. Brigid's Day has passed, our thoughts turn to the arrival of Spring . . .

I was reminded of what little credit I give sometimes Ireland's forgotten writers and poets, especially those who wrote in…

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Added by Brian Nolan on February 1, 2016 at 5:00am — 3 Comments

Gaeilge, And 'This Business of Living'

Language is a window into the soul.

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…

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Added by Susan O'Dea Boland on November 22, 2015 at 1:30pm — 14 Comments

'Twenty Years A-Growing' on Great Blasket Island: A Review

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…

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Added by Susan O'Dea Boland on November 9, 2015 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

'Why Keep Irish Alive?' Douglas Hyde Responds, Takes Action

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…

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Added by Jim Hawkins on October 17, 2015 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

Learning Irish

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…

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Added by Kathleen Donohoe on March 16, 2015 at 9:30am — 4 Comments

Learning Gaeilge: Staying Motivated

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,…

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Added by David Joyce on March 4, 2015 at 9:30pm — No Comments


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How To Write Your Valentine's Day Cards 'As Gaeilge'

Can you hear that?  Ah yes ... That's the annual stampede of…

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Added by Meabh Ann on February 7, 2015 at 10:00am — 3 Comments


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Leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising: Cornelius Colbert

Cornelius [Con] Colbert was another young man who is also less known for his role in Ireland's 1916 Easter Rising.  He was born in 1888 ,…

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Added by That's Just How It Was on January 31, 2015 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

Etymology of the Name Ireland, Éire, Erin

In Gaelic myth, Ériu, Banbha and Fódla were three goddesses who greeted the Milesians upon their arrival in Ireland, and who granted them custody of the island.

Ériu is generally believed to have been the matron…

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Added by Dee Notaro on January 31, 2015 at 5:00am — 3 Comments


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Leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising: Eámonn Ceannt

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…

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Added by That's Just How It Was on January 26, 2015 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Surnames: Caledonia and Hibernia - 'Mac' or 'Mc'

Mac, Gaelic for "son", is the most common element of Scottish and Irish surnames. In both countries, Mc is always an…

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Added by Dee Notaro on January 10, 2015 at 4:30am — 3 Comments

Cognitive Advantages for Speakers of Irish and Gaeligeoiri of Irish-Medium Schools

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…

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Added by Jeanne D'Brant on December 14, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Free Printable Irish Christmas Cards

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.…

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Added by The Wild Geese on December 3, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

'A Terrible Beauty': A Gift for the History Lover in Your Life



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…

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Added by Colin Farrell on December 1, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Studying Gaeilge: Thinking Like a Native Speaker

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…

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Added by David Joyce on September 26, 2014 at 4:30pm — 8 Comments

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