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Beirt Naomh Mhí na Feabhra: Naomh Bríd agus San Vailintín Posted by on Feb 3, 2014

(le Róislín) Irish has two words for “saint.”  I wonder if any other language is similar in this regard, but for now, we’ll just look at the two Irish words, “naomh” and “san.”  For most purposes, they are not interchangeable.  February celebrates both “Naomh Bríd” and “San Vailintín,” so let’s look at why they have…

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Lennox (2005-2012): Requiescat in Pace Posted by on Jul 11, 2012

(le Róislín) There is little left that I can add to the outpouring of empathy for the Barnes family that has arisen following the killing of their innocent dog, Lennox.  As many of you know, he was taken from his home in Belfast by dog wardens in 2010, confined for two years in a cell…

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