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Traveling Posted by on May 31, 2021

Haigh, a chairde! As more and more people get vaccinated, it seems as if travel this summer is back on the table. So if you are planning a summer time trip to Ireland, check out some travel related vocabulary below. Hello (initial greeting, lit. God to you) – Dia duit Hello (in response, lit. God…

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An aimsir chaite – The past tense Posted by on May 20, 2021

An aimsir chaite – The past tense The past tense is used to denote a single event in the past. In English, we typically add ‘ed’ to the end of the verb to form the past. In Irish it is also formed from the verb stem alone, with some additions. When the verb begins with…

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Irish sayings Posted by on Apr 30, 2021

Haigh, a chairde! Expressions and sayings are always important to learn to sound more native, so here are some common Irish sayings. Feel free to write more in the comments! Go néirí an bóthar leat Translation: May the road be successful with you Meaning: Good luck on your journey (literal and figurative) Níl saoi gan…

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An Aimsir Láithreach – The Present Tense Posted by on Apr 22, 2021

An Aimsir Láithreach – The Present Tense  When conjugating Irish verbs in the present tense, there are two categories: “1st conjugation” and “2nd conjugation” verbs. 1st conjugation verbs have one syllable and 2nd conjugation verbs have two or more syllables. It’s important to remember this because they have different conjugations. Also, it is important to remember…

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An tEarrach – The spring Posted by on Mar 31, 2021

Dia daoibh! Conas atá sibh? Tá súil agam go bhfuil tú go maith! How are you all? I hope that you are well! For many of us, this March marks a full year since the pandemic has stopped life as we know it. This spring feels like a hopeful renewal like none other, especially as…

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Lá Fhéile Pádraig Posted by on Mar 17, 2021

Lá Fhéile Pádraig – St. Patrick’s Day Today is St. Patrick’s Day, so today we will discover some relevant vocabulary as well as how the Irish celebrate and the history of the holiday. Who is St. Patrick? St. Patrick is the Romano-British patron saint of Ireland, and is credited with bringing Christianity to the island…

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Yu Ming Is Ainm Dom Posted by on Feb 26, 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 with you a short film by the Irish director Daniel O’Hara called Yu Ming Is Ainm Dom, My Name is Yu Ming. It is about young man who…

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