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Bia Fáistineachta um Shamhain: Bairín Breac (Barmbrack) agus Cál Ceannann (Colcannon) Posted by on Oct 31, 2009

One could fill a volume on nósanna Oíche Shamhna (Halloween customs), and indeed, it has been done.  But I’ll wrap-up this year’s season with a discussion of some of the ways that ordinary foods can be used for divination.  If it’s been a bit of a tuile (flood) of Halloween lore lately, what can I…

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Tuilleadh Téarmaí Oíche Shamhna (More Halloween Terms) Posted by on Oct 31, 2009

(le Róislín) An bhfuil culaith Oíche Shamhna agat?  Do you have a Halloween costume? Má tá, cén sórt culaithe atá ann? An mbeidh tú i do vaimpír?  [un may too ih duh VAM-peerzh?]      Beidh [bay] / Ní bheidh [nee vay] For these questions, note that you’re literally saying something like, “Will you be in your vampire?”…

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Lá Náisiúnta Arbhar Candaí i S.A.M. = an 30ú Deireadh Fómhair (October 30th) Posted by on Oct 29, 2009

(le Róislín) Although there don’t seem to be any taifid ó Chomhdháil na Stát Aontaithe or forógraí uachtaráin for this holiday, it has some popularity in what I’ll call the penchant for Laethe Náisiúnta Mhic Uí Rudaí (National Days of Thingamajigs), sna Stáit Aontaith , ar a laghad.  And these days, we have more and more…

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Bob nó Bia – Trick or Treat Posted by on Oct 24, 2009

(le Róislín) Sorry, all you Bobs in the Bob Club (www.thebobclub.com).  This blog (“Bob nó Bia“) is not specifically about you, though I hope you’ll find it of interest if you’ve made it this far through cibearspás [KIB-yar-SPAWSS],.    “Bob” is an Irish word that means “a trick” or “a target” (in games).  Pronunciation is…

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Oíche Shamhna – The Eve of Samhain (October 31) Posted by on Oct 21, 2009

(le Róislín)  Uair amháin agus mé ag spaisteoireacht i bpasáiste na ngníomhfhigiúirí (na mbábóga aicsin) i siopa ilrannach, cé a chonaic mé ag stánadh anuas orm trí phacáistíocht thrédhearcach phlaisteach ach carachtar ó Ghostbusters darbh ainm “Sam Hain”!  Bhain sin preab asam!  That startled me!   So, what was that all about?    As late…

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