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How to say mountain in irish

The west Kerry Gaeltacht that I call home, Corca Dhuibhne, is famous for its beautiful mountains (among numerous other things!). I thought that it would be nice to learn how to say mountain in Irish. The Irish for mountain is sliabh/sh-lee-uv/. In the Ulster dialect this is pronounced /sh-lee-ow/. The plural form (mountains) is sléibhte

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Irish Pronunciation Videos

How to say the Names of 5 Mammals Native to Ireland

Lets learn the names in Irish of five different species of mammal native to Ireland! 1. Fox There are two terms for fox in Irish. Lets start with my favourite:sionnach /shun-okh/.The other term for fox is madra rua /mod-ra roo-ah/.This translates literally as ‘red dog’. In Connaught the word madra is pronounced /mod-ah/, with emphasis

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Member Interviews

It’s essential to learn another language! – Interview with Marian

Marian’s first contact with Irish was fifteen years ago, when her daughter moved to Ireland and married a vet from West Cork. Three years ago she decided to begin her Irish language learning journey. Marian shares her experience of learning and using Irish, along with her thoughts on language acquisition and her own personal goals

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Irish Culture

What is Imbolc?

The ancient name of this festival is often used these days, but what does it mean? And what do we know about the roots of Imbolc? For most of us growing up in Ireland, 1st February was always known as St Brigid’s Day, or Lá Fhéile Bríde in Irish. We made Brigid’s crosses as children,

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Irish Pronunciation Videos

how to say take it easy in irish

We all need to take things easy from time to time, though we may not realise it ourselves. If you think a friend or family member needs to slow down or have a rest, here’s how to tell them to do so in Irish! Tóg go bog é /Tohg guh bug ay/ Take it easy

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