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Dóigheanna le Prátaí a Réiteach (Irish Terms for Ways to Prepare Potatoes) Posted by on Nov 26, 2015

Potatoes may be popular all year around, but in the U.S., they are especially popular in late November, for Lá an Altaithe.  At this time, many American families will serve two or three types of potatoes with the Thanksgiving meal, and I’ve even heard of up to four types at one meal.  The two types…

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Lá (an) Altaithe: Cén Téarma i nGaeilge? — Nuashonrúchán (an update) Posted by on Nov 28, 2014

(le Róislín) A few years ago, as some of you may recall, I compared the usage of five different terms for saying “Thanksgiving Day” in Irish.  This is a phrase that traditionally didn’t show up in Irish dictionaries, since Thanksgiving, North American style, is not celebrated in Ireland, or, in fact, i dtír ar bith…

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Saying “Thank You,” “Thanks” and “Thanksgiving” in Irish Posted by on Nov 25, 2012

(le Róislín) Some of you might remember previous discussions of Irish terms for “thanking” and “giving thanks” (URLanna thíos).  As we’ve discussed before, Googling the term “Thanksgiving Day” in Irish is not likely to bring up a huge number of hits, since it’s not an Irish holiday.  Nevertheless, it’s widely celebrated in the United States…

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Comhaireamh Síos Lá an Altaithe Posted by on Nov 18, 2012

(le Róislín) In previous Thanksgiving blogs, we’ve counted turcaithe and puimcíní.  This time, let’s count some favorite foods eaten on Lá an Altaithe i Meiriceá and some of the accessories used to cook or serve them.  True, a multitude of turkey basters and lacers in one place might sound rather, well, awesome, but it’s all…

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Béile Lá Altaithe i Meiriceá Posted by on Nov 9, 2011

(le Róislín) Speaking of “goile,” here are some sample foods you might find on the biachlár for a typical American Thanksgiving meal, and also the terms for the different courses in a meal, not quite from “anraith” to “cnónna,” but along those lines.  “Glasraí” has many possibilities and there are two choices for “an príomhchúrsa”…

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Lá (an) Altaithe: Cén Téarma i nGaeilge? Posted by on Nov 23, 2010

(le Róislín) Last year, as some of you may recall, I compared the usage of four different terms for saying “Thanksgiving Day” in Irish.  The total number of hits, based on Google searching, was about 100, which is, of course, quite small compared to the word “Thanksgiving” in English.  Admittedly, the difference in the number…

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Wrapping Up “Before” (roimh, sula, etc.) and “After” (i ndiaidh, tar éis, etc.) Posted by on Nov 21, 2010

(le Róislín) Before we really start talking turcaí, in honor of Lá an Altaithe (the American holiday coming up), let’s briefly review the “before” and “after” spectrum.  Then, after our turkey interlude, we can resume with the points of the compass, as hinted at earlier. For the word “before,” there were two main expressions, one…

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