Coimhéad fearg fhear na foighde.
thatchardkid: “Beware of the anger of a patient man.” An Irish Proverb
slip-jigs-and-bun-wigs: “Poirtín sheáin a tsíoda As rince philib a’cheoil Déansa domhsa rince Is seinnfidh mise an ceol” Learning this atm… can safely say it’s been in my head for a good week or so now :| it’s also a slip jig though I realised lol, could multi-practice ;D
Agus shíl mé, a stóirín, go mba gealach agus grian tú, agus shíl mé ina...– from “A Ógánaigh an Chúil Cheangailte”, an Irish folk-poem. Published in An Duanaire 1600-1900: Poems of the Dispossessed, ed. Seán Ó Tuama. Trans. Thomas Kinsella. (via maststocedartrees)
Anonymous asked: What's the proper translation for "I will settle down"? :)
maststocedartrees: Applying for funding to go to An Ceathrú Rua and study Irish this summer…wish me luck! ádh mór ort a chara! go n-éirí leat.
Dingle film fest offers €5,000 prize for Irish... →
FILM-MAKERS MIGHT BE interested in this generous-looking prize being offered by the Dingle International Film Festival this March. The festival – which is heading into its fifth year – is offering a €5,000 cash prize to the winner of a competition for short film proposals in the Irish language. The festival organisers, headed by artistic director Maurice Galway, say that they want to...
Scéimeanna teanga níos deacra ná Comhaontú Aoine... →
TÁ “TEIPTHE tríd ’s tríd” ar an chóras faoina n-aontaíonn comhlachtaí stáit scéimeanna teanga le Roinn na Gaeltachta, a dúirt an Coimisinéir Teanga, Seán Ó Cuirreáin, ar Thóstal na Gaeilge i mBaile Átha Cliath, Dé Sathairn. D’fhág an teip seo go mbeadh sé “ionann agus dodhéanta anois muinín a chothú athuair” sa chóras a raibh sé mar chuspóir aige cur le caighdeán na seirbhísí Gaeilge a bhí...
Irish Media: The Sound Within →
maststocedartrees: “In Ireland Irish is more of an emotional question than a linguistic one. The sound of Irish seems to be lodged in the sub-conscious mind of our people. That might explain why discussions about Irish are more of an emotional nature than about the intricacies of the language itself. If I had a service which gave a listening ear to those who wanted to vent their...
Mo chara thu go daingean! is níor chreideas riamh dod mharbh gur tháinig...– From Caoineadh Airt Uí Laoghaire [Lament for Art Ó Laoghaire] by Eibhlín Dubh Ní Chonaill. This heart-wrenching 18th century poem expresses her grief after her husband’s death. The text above is from An Duanaire 1600-1900: Poems of the Dispossessed, edited by Seán Ó Tuama. The translation which...
is gaelgior me
sparksundertheocean: bhi me ag smaoineamh agus measaim anois go ba mhaith liom a caint nios mo gaeilge :)
Flora and Placenames
For those of you who are interested in such things and their Irish/Gaeilge names, these links may be useful: http://logainm.ie/ Placename database of Ireland, because placenames are very important and rich in history (or at least in story). Includes pronunciation of most names as Gaeilge, as well as, sometimes, etymology. http://www.wildflowersofireland.net/ Wildflower database. You can search...
New Irish-funding plan criticised →
A new funding mechanism being introduced by Foras na Gaeilge has been strongly criticised by the 19 Irish language promotion organisations that currently receive their core funding from the body. The current system of grant-in-aid funding was inherited by the Foras from the Department of the Gaeltacht over 10 years ago. Foras na Gaeilge, a North/South implementation body set up under the...
Tá Kings le féiceail ar TG4 →
maststocedartrees: Tá sé críochnaithe agam le cúpla nóiméid; is scannán an-shuimiúil é.
killerqueer: If anybody wants to learn Irish Gaelic with me, drop me an ask. I’m using this site, it’s dead good: http://www.irishpage.com/irishpeople/index.htm I have one learning buddy already (comeandgettonomi), but more can’t hurt!
We're doing the poem Colscaradh in Irish
codarsnacht: And in the middle of class Sadhbh turns to me and goes “LOOK AT THE CODARSNACHT!”
A New Era for Newry Gaels →
The Irish language receives a huge boost in Newry this week when building work begins on the new Irish language centre, ‘Gaeláras Mhic Ardghail’. It is hoped that the work will be completed and the centre opened by September 2012 – in time for the centenary of Omeath Irish College, Coláiste Bhríde. Events will be organised in both Newry and Omeath to mark this historic event. “It will be an...
Irish language symposium to be held at TCD →
The school of law and the Irish Language Office at Trinity College Dublin, in association with the Four Courts branch of Conradh na Gaeilge (and with the support of Guth na Gaeltachta) are holding a public symposium on the Official Languages Act 2003 in Trinity College on Saturday, January 21st. It is being held in the context of the review of the operation of the legislation recently...
Tóstal na Gaeilge 2012: Treisiú Stádas na Gaeilge →
Tá sé fógartha ag Comhdháil Náisiúnta na Gaeilge go ndéanfaidh Príomhfheidhmeannach Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge, de chuid Ollscoil na hÉireann, Gaillimh, an tUasal Dónall Ó Braonáin, Tóstal na Gaeilge 2012 a oscailt go hoifigiúil Dé Sathairn seo chugainn. Le linn eochairchaint an Tóstail tabharfaidh an tUasal Ó Braonáin forléargas ar chlár na comhdhála agus díreofar ar roinnt...
Intensive Irish course for primary school teachers →
By Kernan Andrews Conradh Na Gaeilge is offering a preparatory Irish language course for people due to take the Graduation Diploma in Education (Primary Teaching) interview. Marino Institute of Education, St. Patrick’s College of Education, and Mary Immaculate College, Limerick are holding interviews this month for their post graduate diplomas leading to a qualification in primary school...
Gaillimh le Gaeilge to host Gradam information... →
By Declan Varley Gaillimh le Gaeilge will host an information evening on Gradam Sheosaimh Uí Ógartaigh from 6.30pm to 7.30pm, Tuesday January 24, in the Menlo Park Hotel, Terryland. This prestigious award recognises, honours and celebrates all the great bilingual work done in Galway City and is named in honour of Seosamh Ó hÓgartaigh, founding member and company secretary of Gaillimh le ...
hrhprincessconsuela: Is Mise Raifteirí an file, Lán dúchais is grádh, Le súile gan solas, Le ciúnas gan crá. Ag dul síar ar m’aistear Le solas mo chroí Fann agus tuirseach Go deireadh mo shlí Féach anois mé Is mo chúl le bhfalla Ag seinm ceoil Do phócaí folamh I’m Raftery the poet, Full of hope and love, With eyes without sight, My mind without torment. Going west on my journey By the light...
Putóga dubha na blianaó Nollaig go Lá Fhéile Bríde. [The darkest part of the...– Irish proverb (via fuckyeahgaelicpolytheism)
Béal Feirste: Ranganna Gaeilge saor in thaisce de... →
seanmacdiarmada: From Na Croisbhealaí (Béal Feirste) Worker’s Co-op Café: Free Irish language lessons for learners starting tomorrow (Wednesday, 11th January) at 6pm. Please note: lessons are from most basic level. Come and support the Irish language revival, the destruction of British bourgeois hegemony and the re-conquest of our country by learning Gaeilge i 2012!
More Irish Than The Irish Themselves - Níos Gaelaí... →
fuckyeahgaelicpolytheism: “A documentary about a passion for the Irish language - how people around the world have been inspired to learn Irish.”
Tá ‘Abair Leat’ ag obair anois (ceapaim..)! Faigh mise air agus cuir lean orm! Is ‘AnMarcach’ m’username. Abair leat appears to be working now (I think.) Find me on there and add me! ‘AnMarcach’ is my username. This link might work too: http://abairleat.kontain.com/anmarcach The site is entirely in Irish and so may be intimidating to any learners out...
Foras na Gaeilge to spend €6m on new Irish-English... →
A €6m project is set to produce the first new Irish-English dictionary in 50 years. Foras na Gaeilge’s dictionary will add thousands of new Irish words into the lexicon. Technological words in particular will form the bulk of the new words. Cathal Convery, project manager for the new dictionary, said: “The coverage in the dictionary 50 years ago, while it was excellent at its time,...
New Year’s Irish classes at Conradh na Gaeilge →
Visit www.cnag.ie and have a look at Conradh na Gaeilge’s new schedule of intensive Irish classes to suit beginners, refreshers, and intermediate levels. Classes will begin on January 23. Conradh’s teachers have several years’ experience facilitating classes to enable learners to develop what they hear, read, and speak in the language. You will be amazed at how quickly your confidence...
Irish language community slam merger of Language... →
33 LEADING MEMBERS of Ireland’s Irish language community have called on the Government to abandon proposals to merge the functions of the Language Commissioner with the Office of the Ombudsman. The government announced proposals to scrap the Coimisinéir Teanga, and add its functions to that of the regular Ombudsman, in November as part of its plans to rationalise the number of so-called...
gaeilgeblog: ní thuigim cén fáth a bfhuil daoine Breatnach soooooo proud Breatnais a labhairt… Ach is fuath le na Éireannaigh ár dteanga go hálainn. Sometimes I don’t understand why most Welsh people are so proud to speak Welsh but Irish people resent an Ghaeilge so much. I used to live in Chester (in England, couple of miles away from Wales) and I would hear people talking in Welsh all the...
Haha best thing I've heard today..
ciara-in-wonderland: You’re not Irish unless you can pronounce “The Taoiseach and Tánaiste met Tadhg and Caoimhe between the Dáil and Ranelagh”
dylanoo: An bhfuil aon cheann de mo leanúna ábalta an Gaeilge a labhairt? Líofa no ar shli eile? Are any of my followers able to speak Irish? Fluent or otherwise?