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
Mentioned in the show
- Aislinn Adams Design on Facebook – like the page to keep up to date with Aislinn’s creative and environmental interests
- See also our related blog post about global changes: The Irish Language is in Great Danger
- Mahonia flower, named after an Irish man
- Oregon Garden
- Podcast Episode 035 with Brian Ó Hairt in Portland, Oregon
- Bridie’s Irish Faire store in Salem, Oregon
- Cumann na mBan
- Daltaí na Gaeilge, New York
- Kevin Crawford, musician
- Sean-nós Festival
- Céilí of the Valley
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