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Mí na Bealtaine: May, Mothers, Memorial, Mint Juleps, and Macaroons! Posted by on Apr 30, 2017

(le Róislín) OK, so what do all those words in the title have in common besides, starting with the letter “M” in English?  Well, May, Mothers and Memorial (in the U,S.) are a shoo-in — holidays (laethe saoire) during the month of May (mí na Bealtaine).  So are Macaroons and Mint Juleps.  Maybe I should…

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Children’s Books in Irish by Gwyneth Wynn: References, Links, and Vocabulary (pt. 3 of 3)  Posted by on Apr 28, 2017

 (le Róislín) Bhuel, we’ve recently been looking at stories about ainmhithe (béar, madra, leon, broc, srl.), plandaí (crainn mhóra, crann beag), and an aimsir (an bháisteach) in books in Irish by Gwyneth Wynn.  What else makes the world go round?  How about draíocht (magic)?  The final book in our discussion will be Clíona Cailleach, with…

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Children’s Books in Irish by Gwyneth Wynn:  References, Links, and Vocabulary (pt. 2) Posted by on Apr 26, 2017

(le Róislín) If you’ve been following the most recent blogposts (na blagmhíreanna is déanaí, naisc thíos), then you’ve followed our discussion of Micí, Teidí, Beartla Broc, agus An Crann Beag, in books by Irish- and Welsh-speaking author/illustrator Gwyneth Wynn.  Today we’ll briefly recap the background and move on to discuss one or two of her…

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Children’s Books in Irish by Gwyneth Wynn: References, Links, and Vocabulary (pt. 1) Posted by on Apr 22, 2017

(le Róislín) Crann agus cailleach agus broc, báisteach ar lá atá “breá” in intinn carachtar amháin, agus eachtraí Mhicí ar lorg an leoin agus sa bportach.  These are some of the keywords describing Gwyneth Wynn’s children’s books.  Our last two blogposts looked specifically at the two books about Micí (an madra) agus Teidí (an béar). …

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Leabhar Eile le Gwyneth Wynn: Micí agus an Rí (Another Mini Irish Glossary) Posted by on Apr 19, 2017

(le Róislín) In the most recent blog (nasc thíos), we looked at Gwyneth Wynn’s charming Micí ar an bPortach (1998) and provided a glossary of some of the interesting Irish vocabulary words contained in the book.  Most of the entries had to do with digging, drying and “footing” turf.  Today, we’ll look at another book…

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