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In ómós don sár-réalta shiamsaíochta Prince — Réaltnéal Corcra (a memorial note with some Irish phrases) Posted by on Apr 25, 2016

     (le Róislín) Agus mé amuigh ag siúl oíche Dhéardaoin seo caite chonaic mé marquee ag rá “RIP Prince.”  Ar dtús ní raibh a fhios agam cén fáth a raibh sé sin scríofa.  Bhí mé istigh an chuid is mó den lá ar an lá sin agus níor thug mé mórán airde don nuacht. …

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An Dá Mhuirín agus an Dá Mhúirín (families, scallops, and leaf-mould, oh my! — plus ‘showers’ but that would break ‘an mhéim’) Posted by on Feb 22, 2016

(le Róislín) Sometimes it seems that no sooner do you learn one Irish word, than you find another one spelled in almost the same way.   In some cases, these are, in fact, dialect variations of the same word (raibh/rabh nó madra/madadh, mar shampla).   But often they are completely different words, sometimes with just a “fada” of…

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10 Ways to Describe “Seamróga” (Shamrocks) in Irish Posted by on Mar 8, 2014

(le Róislín) As we approach Lá Fhéile Pádraig (aka “Lá ‘le Pádraig” and “St. Patrick’s Day”), our thoughts naturally turn to “seamróga” (shamrocks).  How many ways can we think of to describe them?  We’ll try for at least ten in this blog.  Maybe some readers will have some more suggestions. A key thing to remember…

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Nite, Bruite, is Ite — Na Prátaí (aka Fataí), That Is! Posted by on Nov 5, 2013

(le Róislín) While potatoes are a popular food year round and worldwide, they are especially popular at this time of year in the U.S. with Lá Altaithe approaching.   This is one of few times, at least i mo thaithí féin, when more than one kind of práta is typically served with a meal. In Ireland…

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