Ryan O'Rourke's Blog – February 2014 Archive (5)

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

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

Desmond Fitzgerald Photographic Gallery now Available Online

The Desmond Fitzgerald Photographs, a stunning collection of 179 photos is now available to view on the University College Dublin Digital Library website.  This collection of photographic prints forms part of the papers of Desmond FitzGerald. The majority of these photographs arise out of the…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on February 17, 2014 at 4:30am — 5 Comments

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

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