All Blog Posts Tagged 'Gaelic' (11)

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

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

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…

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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…

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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…

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

The Irish of Laurel Hill (Part Two)

We might have been called “narrow-backs” or “Micks” or “Donkeys” but the Irish of Laurel Hill were joined together as a community. My dad was in the Holy Name Society. He read the Epistles at Mass in St. Theresa’s. We would travel to Gaelic Park to watch Uncle “Mick” or Uncle Martin beat Kilkenny…

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Added by Kevin Gleeson on October 2, 2013 at 7:00am — 11 Comments

The Irish of Laurel Hill (Part One)

I recently saw a post on Facebook about the former neighborhood of Laurel Hill, Queens, NY. The post described how progress for the City destroyed a community. I wanted to jot down some of my memories to speak (for those who no longer can) about a time, a place and a people.

The house I grew up in…

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Added by Kevin Gleeson on October 2, 2013 at 7:00am — 15 Comments

The Irish Brigade's Heroic Stand for 'Bonnie Prince Charlie'

Map of the Battle of Culloden by "Celtus" on Wikipedia. Click on photo to see larger version.
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Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

The Rise—and Fall—of the Bid To Enthrone 'Bonnie Prince Charlie'

The Highlanders on the attack from "Battle of Culloden', by David Morier. Click on photo to see larger version.…
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Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

'The O'Neill' Bedevils Mountjoy at Moyry Pass

By Joe Gannon…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2013 at 4:00pm — 5 Comments

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