Tongue motion, it turns out, is crucial to the documentation of endangered…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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 –…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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. …Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue