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An Caisearbhán (The Dandelion), Cuid 2: Other Names for ‘Dandelion’ in Irish Posted by on May 27, 2016

(le Róislín)   Last time we looked at the word most typically taught for “dandelion” (caisearbhán [kah-SHAR-uh-vawn]) and checked out its interesting etymology (cos, foot, or maybe gas, stem + searbh, bitter + -án).  Today we’ll look at the different ways this word can be used in sentences or phrases, and then we’ll move on to…

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An tAsal ag Béiceach (nó ag Grágaíl … nó ag Búireach) Posted by on Sep 6, 2012

(le Róislín) Following up on the most recent blog, about hinnies hinnying or whinnying or neighing (aka ráinigh ag seitreach), I’ve looked a little further into equine noises.   “Béiceach” and “grágaíl” were mentioned last time, and here’s one more: “búireach.” All of these words have additional meanings as well, so they are not so specifically…

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Maidir le Dreoilíní Posted by on Dec 26, 2011

(le Róislín) Wren Day has become increasingly well-known outside of Ireland, ever since the Clancy Brothers recorded “The Wran (i.e. Wren) Song” in 1955.  Groups as diverse as Steeleye Span and the Chieftains have added to the musical legacy of the wren festivities.  Well, festive for everyone except an dreoilín.  Ar an dea-uair, the wrens…

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