All Blog Posts Tagged 'Gaeilge' (60)

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

Six Weeks to Learn the Irish Language

Colaiste Lurgan, the creative and ever-blossoming Irish language school in Connemara, is preparing for the March 3rd launch of their massive initiative to help people who would like to learn the Irish language.

Here's Lurgan's description of the initiative they're calling “Sé Seachtaini” (six…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on February 21, 2014 at 4:30am — 2 Comments

Orangeman Claims 'Irish Language has Become Political'

An Irish language development officer in east Belfast says many people there are upset by an Orange Order claim that Irish is being used for political purposes by…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on February 20, 2014 at 3:30am — 22 Comments

The Stories Behind the Symbols of Ireland

Learn about the stories and tales behind Ireland’s most recognised and renowned symbols as we begin the 4 week count down until Saint Patrick’s Day. The time of year for parades, green outfits, face-paints, Guinness and all…

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Added by The Irish Store on February 18, 2014 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

50 Years Ago - Galway's Aspirations to Become an Irish-Speaking City

Fifty years ago today (21 January, 1964), the Irish Language Commission released a report stating that Galway should be made an Irish-speaking city.  RTÉ News spoke to some of Galway's citizens to get their opinions of the plans.  …

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on January 21, 2014 at 2:09pm — No Comments

2013's Most Popular

A.D. 2013 has been a big year for The Wild Geese.  It was just nine months ago that the new and improved version of TheWildGeese.com was launched.  As 2013 winds down to a close, we thought it would be interesting to compile the most popular blog posts and discussions…

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Added by The Wild Geese on December 19, 2013 at 4:29am — 2 Comments

LearnIrish.com Launches on Indiegogo - Please Sign Up & Support!

LearnIrish.com is a new initiative that aims to make the Irish language and learning resources more accessible to learners throughout the world. By offering an affordable and well structured Irish language course it aims to give people the opportunity to learn at their own pace and in the comfort of their own home. It's currently gathering funds to make it all…

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Added by Peter Stranney on December 7, 2013 at 10:39am — 15 Comments

Saint Stephen's Day and the Wren Boys

Celtic myth had it that the robin that was suppose to represent the New Year killed the wren which represented the Old Year,  During this time Wren Boys blacken their faces and go from house to house asking for money to bury the wren. The money they collect is used to buy food and drink for the "wren dance" held…

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Added by Celtic Myth Podshow on December 3, 2013 at 4:00am — 1 Comment

Priceless Collection of Recordings of Irish Speakers now Online

The Doegen Records Web Project (Tionscadal Gréasáin Cheirníní Doegen) has made available a treasure trove of audio recordings from the 17 counties of Ireland, mostly concentrated in the northwest.  This multi-media archive is a project of the Royal Irish Academy Library in collaboration with the Digital Humanities Observatory, and…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on October 16, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

What's an 'Ubh'?

Sometimes, my husband has these crazy ideas:

"Let’s move to Ireland!” 

“Okaaaaay ...”

“It would be cool to get some chickens!” 

“Really?”

“I bet you could decorate these egg shells somehow.”  

“Umm ... I think I could!”



Sometimes, my husband has really good crazy ideas, and that last one was the…

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Added by Kelly O'Rourke on October 5, 2013 at 11:56am — 9 Comments

So, Irish is a 'Dead Language', is it? Yeah, Right.

After watching the videos produced by Coláiste Lurgan in Connemara and posted here a few weeks ago, I think a few eyes have been opened.  Any eyes who are still blind to the budding revival of the Irish…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on September 14, 2013 at 6:00am — 6 Comments

Irish Influence on English Language

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Added by Eamon Loingsigh on September 12, 2013 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

The Recess Boycott

This summer, driving through Connemara, I pulled into Sraith Salach, (Willow Stream) as Recess is now officially called, on the N59 Galway Clifden Road. All Gaeltacht villages throughout Ireland now only have the Irish name, though it caused such a furore in Dingle/ Daingean that they made an exception. The village consists of a shop, pub and marble shop. My friends were…

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Added by Rónán Gearóid Ó Domhnaill on August 30, 2013 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Education System Failing Irish Language Learners

Mícheál Ó Foighil (left) manages Coláiste Lurgan, the Irish language summer camp for teens, located just around the corner from our house.  You may have heard of Lurgan because of their wildly successful music videos, some of which have been posted on The Wild…

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Added by Kelly O'Rourke on August 20, 2013 at 2:30am — 19 Comments

Irish a Dying Language?

Have you heard that the Irish language is dying, spoken only by a few old men and women on the fringes of the western seaboard?

Watch these videos made by the young people attending Irish summer courses at Coláiste Lurgan in Indreabhán (County Galway). …

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Added by Gerard Cappa on August 1, 2013 at 5:30am — 57 Comments

"Crosswords at the Crossroads": Gaeilge Abú!

It's time for another Wild Geese original crossword puzzle.  This time around, we're exploring the Irish language.  If you have some Irish, this puzzle may be quite easy for you; but even if you don't have any Irish, we've provided a link below to PotaFocal.com that will give you the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on June 29, 2013 at 2:00am — 1 Comment

Come With Us to Cúirt

Established in 1985 and quickly becoming one of the premier literature festivals in all of Europe (and beyond), the Cúirt International Festival of Literature launched its 2013 programme on the 23rd of April.  This annual festival based in Galway continues to…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 30, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Léightheoirí Nua Ag 'Angela´s Ashes' as Gaeilge

Baile Átha Cliath – Is minicí a aistrítear leabhra ó Ghaeilge go Béarla, ná a mhalairt.

Ocáid neamhghnáthach, dá bhrí sin, a bhí ann nuair a iarradh ar an scríobhnóir agus údar as Gaeilge,  Pádraig Breathnach,  leabhar Frank McCourt as Béarla, “Angela’s Ashes,” a aistriú go Gaeilge.



Cé gurb as Maigh Cuilinn i gCuntae na…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 16, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

‘Angela’s Ashes’ Gains Admirers ‘As Gaeilge’

DUBLIN -- It is more common for books in the Irish Language to be translated occasionally into English, than vice versa.

It was an unusual occurrence, therefore, when Irish language writer and author Pádraig Breathnach was  commissioned to translate Frank McCourt’s best seller, “Angela’s Ashes,” into the Irish language.

Originally from Maigh…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 15, 2013 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Gaeilge á Labhairt Anseo ~ Irish Spoken Here

Word Nerd Alert! I am a self-professed word-aholic. Even in my young years, I read dictionaries for fun. It was no surprise then to anyone when I chose English as my major in college. It was also no great surprise that my two minors were Native American Studies and Celtic Studies. The only great curiosity was what I was going to do with all of that knowledge.

One of the research papers which I submitted in my final year covered commonly used words or phrases in day to day English…

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Added by Bit Devine on March 25, 2013 at 2:36pm — 1 Comment

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