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Irish Words ending with ‘-íceach’ and sometimes ‘-ícigh’ or ‘-ící’ – dosaen fada díobh Posted by on Aug 29, 2018

(le Róislín) From “-icí” [IK-ee] to “-ící” [EEK-ee]!  In the last blogpost (nasc thíos) we looked at some Irish words ending in “-icí,” either in their basic structure, like “dicí” or “soinicí”  or in an inflected form, like “picnicí,” “gúsnaicí,” or “ceimicí.”  Today we’ll look at a few Irish words ending in “-íceach,” which in…

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An Sloinne ‘Ó Cinnéide’ (The Surname ‘Kennedy’) Posted by on Nov 15, 2013

(le Róislín) In the past, at this time of year, it’s been hard to come up for air between writing about Oíche Shamhna and then Lá Altaithe, with An Nollaig looming large just around the corner.  But this year, marking the sad 50th anniversary of “feallmharú Kennedy,” we’ll take a breather from the holiday themes…

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Saol Aeronwy Bryn Thomas-Ellis (1943-2009): Mionchroineolaíocht Posted by on Aug 1, 2009

(le Róislín) Barely recovered from the news of básanna Frank McCourt and Michael Jackson, there is now another sad tale to tell, the death of Dylan Thomas’s daughter, Aeronwy. She might not have been as well known in the U.S. as McCourt or Jackson, but leaves a strong legacy and an Irish connection on her…

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