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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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Lá Fhéile Valintín Shona Posted by on Feb 12, 2021

Dia daoibh! It is Lá Fhéile Vailintín on February 14th! There are many stories and traditions linked to Valentine’s day, from both Ancient Rome to more recent modern Christianity. The most popular story is about St. Valentin of Rome, a widely recognized 3rd century Roman patron saint of love. He would allegedly cut hearts out…

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Irish Poetry Posted by on Jan 29, 2021

Dia daoibh! I know the holidays are over, but I wanted to share a poem by Sean O Riordain called Oíche Nollaig na mBan – Women’s Christmas Night. Women’s Christmas is on January 6th (The Epiphany) and it is when men take over the household duties for the day and allow women a day of rest…

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Laethanta saoire in Éirinn – Holidays in Ireland Posted by on Dec 31, 2020

Laethanta saoire in Éirinn – Holidays in Ireland Dia duit a chairde!  2020 is almost at an end, and with it comes a flurry of holidays and celebrations. Let’s take a look at some holiday vocabulary and traditions in Ireland. ___________________________________________________________ Nollaig Shona Duit – Merry Christmas to you Santa Claus – Dadaí na Nollaig (Daddy…

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Telling time in Irish Posted by on Dec 1, 2020

An t-am – The time Dia daoibh! Today we are going to talk about an t-am, the time in Irish. Before we do that, let’s look at some numbers: a haon (uh HAYN) – one a dó (uh DOH) – two a trí (uh TREE) – three a ceathair (uh KA-hir) – four a cúig (uh…

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Samhain – Hallowe’en in Ireland Posted by on Oct 31, 2020

Dia daoibh — Hi everyone! Did you know that the origins of Halloween are actually Irish? Samhain is a Celtic pagan festival that originated thousand of years ago. It marks the end of the harvest season and the ‘light season’ and the beginning of winter, the ‘dark season.’ Oíche Shamhna is the Irish word for Halloween…

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An Teaghlach – The Family Posted by on Sep 30, 2020

Dia daoibh! Today I wanted to share with you some an teaghlach (family) vocabulary, some grammar, as well as some resources to help with your Irish language journey. An chlann – family (children) Athair – Father Máthair – Mother Deartháir – Brother Deirfiúr – Sister Tuismitheoir(í) – Parent(s) Mac – Son Iníon – Daughter Seanathair/ Daideo – Grandfather/ Grandad Seanmháthair/ Mamó – Grandmother/ Granny An athair tú?…

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