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Ó ‘Uncail Oscar’ go garmhac Fhionn Mhic Cumhaill: The Irish Roots of the Name ‘Oscar’ Posted by on Feb 25, 2015

(le Róislín) Hmm, I was going to continue writing about “bombogenesis” and the guairneáin associated with aimsir gheimhriúil, but the timely topic of the Oscars was too tempting!  The last blog (nasc thíos) addressed that subject, and we’ll return to it in another blog or two. So, “Oscar” was the grandson of Fionn Mac Cumhaill and…

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Ainmneacha Ceilteacha ar Hairicíní (Fiona en route) Posted by on Aug 31, 2010

As a dedicated ainmeolaí, I recently found myself wondering why I couldn’t think of any hurricanes that had Celtic names, even in their anglicized forms.  So I decided to look into it.  Reviewing the situation, I see that traditionally hurricanes were named after the saint’s day on which they occurred (which could reopen the door…

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