All Blog Posts Tagged 'Gaeilge' (59)

Building a Specialized Vocabulary in Gaeilge

If you've studied Gaeilge for any amount of time in the United States than you probably have experienced the problem of expanding beyond the basic vocabulary. However, if you live in Ireland you might have a different experience. For those who want to learn advanced vocab there is a studying method which is always helpful to those…

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Added by David Joyce on September 17, 2014 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Learning How to Speak Like a Native Irish Speaker

Like any other language, the goal is to constantly aim for a higher level of written and spoken understanding. The path to this enlightenment can be achieved by taking the next step of predicting what native speaks would say in person, on the radio, or on television.To begin,…

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Added by David Joyce on September 9, 2014 at 9:00pm — 9 Comments

For Irish in NYC, September Brings Focus on 1916, 'The Alt,' Fibin, Baseball

Up and Coming: We're delighted to put the spotlight on a growing number of intriguing events in metro New York in September. Here's a sketch of each along with links for more information: 

(BTW, don't hesitate to reach out to fellow WG in…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 23, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Fíbín Set to Bring Exciting Irish Language Show to NYC

We bring you exciting news as our friends and Wild Geese Irish Heritage Partners Fíbín Teo, will be bringing their exciting show "Réiltín" to New York City.  Fíbín…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 22, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments

Building a Foundation for Understanding Irish Gaelic

Without a doubt, one of the most challenging parts of learning Irish is understanding Irish speakers in person, on TV, or on radio. This can be especially hard for those who live outside of Ireland. However, there is a method of study which can gradually help students over time that…

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Added by David Joyce on August 21, 2014 at 2:30pm — 9 Comments

Learning Gaeilge: The First Steps

It is often said that learning Irish Gaelic is difficult, and there is some truth to this. However, I’m a strong advocate in the belief that it can be simplified with the proper study methods. 10 years ago I began my exciting journey to learn Irish in a place where there was…

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Added by David Joyce on August 19, 2014 at 7:00pm — 4 Comments

Éilís Crean: Passing on 'The Irish Gift'

The  following is a transcript from the LIVE Community Chat held here at TheWildGeese.com on Friday, June 20, 2014 with with Éilís Crean, the founder of a very creative online Irish community called…

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Added by The Wild Geese on June 20, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Queen Elizabeth's Irish Phrasebook

In the 1560s, Queen Elizabeth I began to see the value in becoming familiar with the Irish language.  The Queen was already well versed in the French, Italian, Latin and Greek languages.  There can be little doubt that her interest in the Irish language was brought on by her desire…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on June 4, 2014 at 3:00am — 5 Comments

Find Your Irish Family in the Late Middle Ages

Maps ... I love them.  My grandfather instilled a tremendous appreciation for the art / science of cartography, and the essentiality of being proficient in geography.  He was neither a professional cartographer nor an expert geographer, but he studied maps on a regular basis.  I…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on May 7, 2014 at 5:00am — 3 Comments

The Drama of the Irish Language: Chatting with Darach Ó Tuairisg of Irish Theatre Company Fíbín

The following is a transcript of the LIVE members' chat hosted here at TheWildGeese.com on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 with Darach Ó Tuairisg, Producer and Managing Director at…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 28, 2014 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Catching Up on Cúirt with Festival Director Dani Gill

I recently sat down with the Director of the Cúirt International Festival of Literature, Dani Gill (picture above).  The Cúirt festival is in its 29th year here in Galway, and they have gone from strength to strength as one of the premier literature festivals in all the world.  Writers and…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on April 8, 2014 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

'One Great Irish Spot': Gallarus Oratory on the Dingle Peninsula

I knew it was somewhere on the mountain, part of a ruined monastic site. It’s a tiny, boatshaped, Celtic Christian church. I set out on a damp day to find it, climbing the narrow roads above  Smerwick Harbour. I was seventeen then, on a scholarship to the Corca Dhuibhne Gaeltacht to…

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Added by Felicity Hayes-McCoy on March 22, 2014 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Trace Your Gaelic Roots

Where in Ireland are you from? Trace your Irish heritage and find out where your Irish surname originated or is most dominant in Ireland on the map below.

We’ve included hundreds of popular Irish surnames from all around the country, from the O’Sullivans of Cork to the Doyles of Dublin to the O’Malleys of Mayo.

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Added by The Irish Store on March 14, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

12 Famous Gaelic Irish Phrases

 

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Added by The Irish Store on March 11, 2014 at 12:22pm — No Comments

11 Authentic Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

Instead of playing to the tired, old, and clichéd stereotype of St. Patrick's Day being all about how much green beer one can drink, let's think…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on March 3, 2014 at 9:30am — 28 Comments

Irish Family Trees

How I am Finding (and Strengthening) My Irish Roots

by Kristin Waggoner, for The Irish Gift

I couldn't tell you when it…

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Added by The Irish Gift on February 27, 2014 at 9:30am — 7 Comments

How I Learn Irish Gaelic Online

A Life-Long Fascination with Gaeilge

by Crystailín Narayana, for The Irish Gift

Ever since I was a…

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Added by The Irish Gift on February 27, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge 2014

Seachtain na Gaeilge (Irish Language Week) is an international Irish language festival and one of the biggest celebrations of our native language and culture that takes place each year in Ireland and in many other countries. 

This year’s festival is running from 1 –…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on February 26, 2014 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Learn the Irish Language, Wit and Charm

Did you know there is no Gaelic term for yes or no in the Irish language? Or did you know that there is no j, k, q, v, w, x, y or z in the Irish alphabet?   Have…

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Added by The Irish Store on February 26, 2014 at 5:00am — 3 Comments

The Irish Gift - Online Irish Language Classes and Much More

Welcome to The Irish Gift, an Irish organization that provides online classes in the East Galway music tradition and the music of Eddie Kelly. We also offer classes in the Irish language, sean nós singing and sean nós dancing. Online classes in bodhrán and uilleann pipes are also…

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Added by The Irish Gift on February 23, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

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