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Cén t-ainm atá agat ar an 6ú lá d mhí Eanáir?  6 ways to say it in Irish Posted by on Jan 6, 2015

(le Róislín) How many ways are there to refer to the “last” day of Christmas (January 6th) in Irish? A solid leathdhosaen, at any rate, maybe a few more in folk tradition.  Can you fill in the blanks to complete the phrases?  The number of blanks corresponds to the number of letters to be filled…

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Oh, Man! ‘Fear,’ ‘Fir,’ ‘Fhir,’ and ‘bhFear,’ (How to say ‘man’ and ‘men’ in Irish) Posted by on Jan 9, 2014

(le Róislín) Since Nollaig na mBan on January 6th gave us the opportunity to discuss the Irish word for ‘woman,’ we might as well follow up with the word for ‘man.’ First, let me clarify that this blog will discuss ‘man’ (fear) as opposed to woman (bean), not “man” as opposed to the following: plants…

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An tOchtú Lá is Fiche (28ú) de Mhí na Nollag i Séasúr na Nollag Posted by on Dec 29, 2009

(le Róislín) There are two names for this day, December 28th, in Irish, one the “téarma oifigiúil” and the other less formal.  Lá na Leanaí Neamhchiontacha (or sometimes “Lá na Leanbh”) is Holy Innocents’ Day, a reference to Matha 2:16-18.  The less formal term is “Lá Crosta na Bliana.”  ”Leanbh” is “child,” with the plural…

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