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Slán Abhaile Posted by on Mar 31, 2022

Slán Abhaile – Goodbye Slán Abhaile means ‘goodbye’ but it literally means ‘safe home,’ which I think is pretty fitting for today’s blog! 5 months ago I relocated and started to build a new life and ‘home’ in the south of France. It was always a dream of mine and it was made possible thanks…

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Posted by on Mar 17, 2022

Mora daoibh go léir! Greetings to you all! Earlier today in Dublin there was a large parade to celebrate, and you can see the recorded video here: Besides the celebrations today, there will be celebrations all throughout the weekend in Dublin. Check out some of the scheduled events here. The festival organizers talk about this…

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Téarma and Foras na Gaeilge Posted by on Feb 28, 2022

Haigh! Have you ever heard of Téarma? It is An Bunachar Náisiúnta Téarmaíochta don Ghaeilge (The National Terminology Database for Irish). From their website:  Seo é an bunachar náisiúnta téarmaíochta don Ghaeilge, á bhainistiú ag grúpa taighde Gaois, Fiontar & Scoil na Gaeilge (DCU) i gcomhar leis an gCoiste Téarmaíochta, Foras na Gaeilge. Tá c.186,000 iontráil dhátheangach ar fáil sa…

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Irish Wordle: FOCLACH Posted by on Jan 31, 2022

Dia daoibh! You may have already heard the hype around the new addictive word game called Wordle. This simple daily game challenges you to guess a word in six tries, and it lets you know if a letter is in the word or not, and whether it is in the right place. The word is…

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Animals in Irish Posted by on Jan 21, 2022

Dia dhaoibh! Did you know the the Irish word for wolf is ‘mac tíre‘ which translates as ‘son of the land’? Next time you watch Game of Thrones (which was largely filmed in Ireland) and think of the wolves (or dire wolves) roaming around the Kingsroad (aka the Dark Hedges) you can reflect on why…

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Nursery Rhymes and an Irish Christmas Carol Posted by on Dec 21, 2021

Haigh, a chairde! Nursery rhymes and song are key when learning language as a kid, so I wanted to share some typical nursery rhymes in Irish, as well as a Christmas carol and a video to accompany it. 🎄 A haon, a dó, muc is bó A haon, a dó, muc is bó, A trí…

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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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