All Blog Posts Tagged 'Language' (8)

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

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


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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

The Origin of American Slang

I teach genealogy at a senior center in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.. This city is a virtual melting pot of many nationalities of the world and people of many colors. We…

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Added by Dee Notaro on October 22, 2014 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

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

Not All Celts are Gaels

The Celtic nations consist of:



Wales (Brythonic)

Cornwall (Brythonic)

Brittany (Brythonic)



Ireland (Gaelic)

Scotland (Gaelic)

Isle of Man (Gaelic)

In the beginning, the Celts were divided into different subsects who lived on the European mainland. One…

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Added by Bit Devine on August 27, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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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