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Five Irish Names for Boys: Pronunciation and Meaning (Alabhaois, Éadbhard, Feardorcha, Rónán, Tiarnán) Posted by on Mar 31, 2016

(le Róislín) Continuing our look at some Irish given names, here are five more, this time for boys.   I picked these five names since they are interesting from the viewpoint of spelling or meaning.  They range in popularity from moderate (Rónán) to fairly uncommon (Alabhaois).  At some point, I might also do a blog…

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How To Say ‘Bridge’ and ‘Gate’ in Irish Posted by on Jan 14, 2014

(le Róislín) Whatever you might think of the latest “-gate,” this time “Bridgegate,” it never hurts to look at the Irish vocabulary surrounding an issue.  So in this blog, we’ll look at the Irish words for “bridge” and “gate.” Not that Irish actually uses “-gate” (geata) to indicate a controversy or scandal.  For about 40…

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Logainmneacha a Thosaíonn le Gutaí (a, e, i, o, u) agus “in” Posted by on Jul 19, 2011

(le Róislín) Our last blog dealt with places names like Ceanada and Cúba, which take “urú,” and additional place names like Meicsiceo or Sasana, which are not subject to “urú” because of the letters they happen to start with.  As you may recall, the “urú” examples work like this: Tá sé ina chónaí i gCeanada. …

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Lá Bloom nó Lá Bhloom – 16 Meitheamh (gach bliain) Posted by on Jun 16, 2010

(N.B. a ghluaisín féin ag gach alt an uair seo, mar tá an blag seo i nGaeilge amháin; beagán de chuidiú do thosaitheoirí, tá súil agam; a glossary follows each paragraph this time, since this blog is all in Irish!) An oiread sin d’imeachtaí i mí an Mheithimh!  Is beag go raibh mé ábalta m’anáil…

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