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To be in Irish Posted by on Nov 30, 2021

Expressing the verb to be in Irish isn’t as straightforward as English – since there are two ways that are completely different and non-interchangeable. The two Irish forms are bí, known traditionally as the ” substantive verb”, and the copula, is. Bí Bí is also frequently referred to as tá (its present tense form). It…

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Féile an Altaithe – Thanksgiving Posted by on Nov 24, 2021

Haigh, a chairde! We all know Thanksgiving is an American holiday and thus not celebrated in Ireland, but did you know the influence Ireland might of had on the first Thanksgiving? Apparently in February of 1631, after a hard winter, the pilgrims were ecstatic to find that some hope and sustenance had arrived in a…

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