Ryan O'Rourke's Blog Posts Tagged 'News' (4)

American University to Study Irish Tongue ... Literally

“Although we all have tongues, we are surprisingly bad at knowing precisely what they're doing or conveying that to others,” says UC Santa Cruz professor of linguistics Jaye Padgett.

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

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on September 23, 2014 at 1:14pm — 3 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

Canadian Greenwood Sliding for Ireland

Today in southern Russia, Irish-Canadian Sean Greenwood will be sliding head-first down an iced-over track at speeds exceeding 80 miles per hour.  Sean is from the Vancouver area of British Columbia, Canada, but he's competing for Ireland in the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on February 14, 2014 at 7:30am — 3 Comments

Cúirt Launches in Presidential Style

The 2013 Cúirt International Festival of Literature kicked off in style last night as Ireland's President, Michael D. Higgins, officially opened the festivities with a speech at Hotel Meyrick in Galway's city centre.  The main event for the evening were the reading by well-known authors, Seamus Heaney and Michael…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on April 25, 2013 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

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