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Feabhra na bhFéilte ‘s na bhFeiseanna (February Holidays and Festivals) Posted by on Jan 31, 2013

(le Róislín) These days we can find a special day to celebrate practically every item, product, or concept imaginable, from cheese-rolling (at Cooper’s Hill, England), wife-carrying (originally Finland, now international, including Newry, Maine, and locations in Wisconsin and Michigan), the Idiotarod [sic!] (various locations), and “Punch Your Neighbor Day” in Bolivia. But for a mí…

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Cineálacha Rothaí – Including the “Scottie Pinwheel” Posted by on Jan 26, 2013

le Róislín When I first heard about the Scottie Pinwheel (‘sea, sé bhrocaire Albanacha ag siúl timpeall ar mhol, agus cad é atá sa mhol sin ach “babhla bainne gabhair,” a bowl of goat’s milk), I thought “Now there’s a great phrase to translate.”   Perhaps you’ve seen the video? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDa0z0gEvI4 But, of course, there are lots of…

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You Say You Want a Resolution, bhuel, tá ‘fhios ‘ad … Úúps, “Revolution” a Bhí i gCeist ag na Beatles Posted by on Jan 17, 2013

(le Róislín) Ar ndóigh, “resolution” (dea-rún) atá i gceist againne anseo.  “Réabhlóid” (revolution) a bhí i gceist ag na Beatles.  Ach oiriúnaíonn sé rithim an amhráin — sin é mo leithscéal (excuse)! In the last blog, we discussed “dea-rúin” (resolutions), at least from “dearcadh na leipreachán” (https://blogs.transparent.com/irish/five-new-years-resolutions-a-leprechaun-would-make/).  Let’s look now at the actual word for…

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Five New Year’s Resolutions a Leprechaun Would Make Posted by on Jan 10, 2013

le Róislín So this is the time of year for na dea-rúin.  Déanann muid iad agus briseann muid iad.   Céard fútsa?  An bhfuil do dhea-rún (nó do dhea-rúin) i bhfeidhm fós? Anyway, mulling over and reading over the tendency to make and break resolutions, I figured I’d go even farther out on a “géag” and…

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