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Another Irish Word Beginning with the Letter ‘Y’ (‘Yólais’ as well as ‘yó-yó,’ etc.) Posted by on Aug 4, 2018

(le Róislín) A few years ago I ran a mionsraith of blagmhíreanna about Irish words that started with some of the litreacha neamhthraidisiúnta in the Irish alphabet, like v, w, x, and y (naisc thíos).  Among the few examples that we have for “y” are “yó-yó” (not surprisingly, just add the síneadh fada) and yaincín…

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Ainmneacha Crann: Irish Names for Trees (native and non-native to Ireland), cuid/pt. 1 Posted by on Nov 11, 2017

Tree Branch of Cape Ash, posted by Lynn Greyling; Téacs Gaeilge agus dearadh le Róislín, 2017

(le Róislín) Our recent blog on duilleoga (leaves) seemed to be quite popular, so I thought I’d continue with various trees. One of the most interesting pictures I’ve found for a tree in leaf is the one shown above.  A great angle (uillinn iontach!) although I doubt this particular tree grows in Ireland.  The…

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