This week, I had the chance to catch up with our GROW member, Deirdre. Deirdre grew up in County Kerry and moved to Ontario, Canada over 35 years ago. During a visit home last year, Deirdre enrolled in music lessons held through the medium of Irish at Scoil Cheoil an Earraigh in Dingle, Co. Kerry.
Our blog serves as regular motivation for you to speak the Irish language. Find posts about culture, videos where you find how to say certain phrases, and member interviews to tell you about their experience of learning the language.
Eoin of Bitesize Irish caught up with Ciara Ní É about Gaeilge, creativity, self-expression and more. The conversation goes deep into self-identify. They discuss whether there’s an inherent beauty in the Irish language, plus how Ciara adds to the richness of her Gaeilge. Ciara Ní É does much writing bilingually between English and Irish, and
Watch back May’s Live Q&A with Siobhán and Emma above! The Irish words for “uncle” and “aunt” look and sound very much like English. Is it a coincidence? Did the words change over time? Uncail does seem to be borrowed from English, originated from Anglo-Norman uncle, from Old French oncle, from Latin. Has been in
Learn how to speak to your dog, or any other pet you may have in Irish. You may also find some of these phrases useful in everyday conversations with humans. Watch the above video to hear the phrases listed below. The phrases in the above video and in the list below are available as a
Watch back April’s Live Q&A with Siobhán and Emma above! Here are some notes and links from the Q&A: Irish vowels 0:52 Aibítear na Gaeilge Recommendations for plays in Irish 3:15 Scoil Drámaíochta – scripts of plays for school children Leabharlann Drámaí – Library of Plays Playography as Gaeilge – Database of Irish plays Some
Learn how to count to a hundred! This topic was requested by one of our Grow members over on Pobal. 20 fiche /fih-ha/ 30 tríocha /tree-khu/ or /trukh-a/ Munster 40 daichead /da-hed/ ceathracha /ka-hru-kha/ 50 caoga /kway-ga/ 60 seasca /shas-ku/ 70 seachtó /shokh-toh/ 80 ochtó /ukh-toh/ 90 nócha /no-kha/ Munster or /nee-kha/ 100 céad /kayd/ 21 fiche a haon /fih-ha
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