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Cén tOileán É Seo?  What Island Is This? Posted by on Nov 28, 2017

(le Róislín) I recently noticed an interesting article about an island (nasc thíos), not Irish, but let’s just say, near Ireland (relatively speaking).  It was on the November 26th episode of 60 Minutes, on CBS.  Although the article and video are in English, it’s interesting reading, and it occurred to me that some of the…

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Sula bhfágann muid na Fritíortha (Before we leave the Antipodes) Posted by on Jun 9, 2014

(le Róislín) In this blog we’ll take a last look at some geographical terms pertaining to New Zealand, including the interpretation of “Aotearoa,” as mentioned in the last blog.  All of the words in today’s basic vocabulary also have wide applications for conversation in general.  We’ll be looking at the following words: tír, land, country…

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Logainmneacha Ceilteacha agus Náisiúntachtaí a Ceathair: Celtic Place Names and Nationalities 4 – The Isle of Man (Mann) and the Manx Posted by on May 6, 2009

We’ve recently discussed the place names Albain (Scotland), Éire (Ireland), and An Bhreatain Bheag (Wales).  Today we’ll turn to the Isle of Man (IOM), an island which is not part of Britain nor of the United Kingdom, but which has been a British crown possession since 1828.  Under the auspices of the British Home Office…

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