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Irish Oregon Connections with Aislinn Adams (Ep. 41)


Irish artist and illustrator, Aislinn Adams, has taught the Irish language in Salem, Oregon. Hear her journey through Washington D.C., attending an Irish language immersion weekend (Deireadh Seachtaine), and on to her interest in the connection between plant life in Oregon and Ireland.

About the illustration at the top of this page:

“The direct translation of this Irish proverb is –
the people live in each other’s shelter.
I chose to alter this translation slightly to reflect a broader interpretation.
When I hear this proverb I am reminded that we all live in relation to one another.
We live in community and this community includes not only the human species but all species;
from the smallest insect to the largest tree, we are all connected.” — Aislinn Adams

What you’ll hear

  • Aislinn’s perspective of Irish Gaelic, having been taught it in school in Ireland
  • The plant life connection between Oregon and Ireland
  • The Irish language community in Oregon

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2 thoughts on “Irish Oregon Connections with Aislinn Adams (Ep. 41)”

  1. Great podcast. It gives you a different view on how language is perceived in Oregon, and Aislinn’s perspective makes it easier to understand Irish Gaelic. Thanks for taking the time to create this podcast, learned a lot about the Irish language.

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