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Irish reading practice + quiz (translation + answers) Posted by on Sep 24, 2021

Haigh!  Here is the translation as well as the answers to the quiz from our last blog post. _______________________________________________________________________ I’m Maria. I am Spanish but I have lived in Ireland for a few years. I work in a restaurant in Dublin. I love this country and the Irish but everyday life is very different. I…

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Irish reading practice + quiz Posted by on Aug 31, 2021

Haigh, a chairde! Here’s some Irish read practicing + a quiz, try it out in the comments below! ________________________________________________________________________________ Spáinneach in Éirinn – Spaniard in Ireland    Léigh an sliocht seo thíos agus ansin léigh na ráitis. Cuir tic le A (Fíor), B (Bréagach), nó C (Ní deirtear) i ngach cás. Read this passage below…

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An Irish translator in Brussels Posted by on Aug 13, 2021

Haigh, a chairde! In 2007 Irish was made an official working language of the European Union and so since then numerous translators have taken up residence in Brussels to work for the EU. In the three videos below from 2016 one of those translators, PJ Mac Gabhann, describes life in Brussels and his job as…

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Irish Storytelling Posted by on Jul 28, 2021

Haigh, a chairde! Recently I read a BBC article about the Aos Scéal Éireann, or Storytellers of Ireland, who gather in public spaces to tell anything from traditional Irish folk tales and mythology to historical events. This new generation of storytellers in Ireland are based on the seanchaí who were the original storytellers well before…

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An Ghaeilge agus Éirí Amach 1916 Posted by on Jul 23, 2021

An Ghaeilge agus Éirí Amach 1916 – The Irish Language and the Rising of 1916 In the Irish Times I recently came across a publication originally from 2016. It is a 32 page document which intended to provide analysis on relevant topics relating to the vision that existed for language and society 100 years ago…

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Harry Potter agus an Órchloch Posted by on Jun 29, 2021

Harry Potter agus an Órchloch le J. K. Rowling Last week I wrote about some Irish language resources, and I mentioned reading books in Irish that you are already familiar with in English. Below is an excerpt from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in Irish. See if you can catch any familiar words in…

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Irish language resources online Posted by on Jun 23, 2021

Dia daoibh! Conas atá sibh? Tá súil agam go bhfuil tú go maith. How are you all? I hope that you are well. Today I wanted to share some resources online with you to help with your Irish language journey. Irish language TV online Irish language radio online Watching TV or listening to the radio…

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