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Cén sórt rothair é seo? Irish words for types of bicycles Posted by on May 27, 2018

(le Róislín) In keeping with our recent thread on bicycles, including a brief discussion of the globe-trotting bicycle “Rozinante” (owned by _____? freagra thíos),  here’s a matching game for types of bicycles.  An aithníonn iad go léir?  Freagraí thíos, mar is gnáth. Note that in at least one case there are two different Irish phrases…

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Toe Head and the Hag’s Footstep, Co. Cork; The Foot of the Sea, Co. Galway, and Other Geographical Footnotes, Plus Some More Straightforward Vocabulary Posted by on Sep 16, 2009

(le Róislín) Well, as promised, today’s blog has a pedal theme, hopefully not too pedantic and at least as entertaining as it is pedagogic. Let’s start with the actual word for “toe.”  Oops, not so fast. the actual words for “toe” (I think I’ll christen this the TMTM premise in vocabulary – “the more, the merrier,”…

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Picnic Lá Samhraidh Posted by on Jul 10, 2009

Even though “An Ceathrú” (The Fourth) is now over for this year, with all of its picnic activities, I imagine there will be many more picnicí held over the course of the summer.    Here are some selections of bia picnice (picnic food) that are popular in my neck of the woods (and that’s an…

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