Samhain – Irish Language Resources for halloween

Samhain is an integral festival to Ireland’s traditions, intertwined with Gaeilge, the Irish language. Bitesize Irish members have access to “Samhain” and “Seasons and Months” online lessons, amongst many others. Listen and repeat thousands of Irish language recordings throughout the courses in Bitesize Cúrsaí. Learn at your own page.
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Irish Pronunciation Videos

Traidisiúin Oíche Shamhna | Irish Halloween Traditions (VIDEO)

Here is a video I put together of the customs associated with Halloween Oíche Shamhna /ee-ha how-na/. Let’s learn about Halloween traditions.Foghlaimímis faoi Thraidisiúin Oíche Shamhna/foh-lem-ee-mish fwee hrad-ish-oo-in ee-ha how-na/ Halloween is celebrated on 1st November.  Ceiliúrtar Oíche Shamhna ar an gcéad lá de mhí na Samhna.  /kel-oor-tur ee-ha how-na air on gayd law jeh

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Samhain - Halloween leaves
Gaelic Culture

Origins of Oíche Shamhna Halloween

If you’re like me, you probably love Halloween. It’s been one of my favorite holidays for as long as I can remember…not QUITE up there with Christmas, but close! I mean, seriously…what kid DOESN’T like dressing up and running all over the neighborhood after dark begging for candy? In fact, with my daughter now off at

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Irish Pronunciation Videos

How To Say – “Happy Halloween” in the Irish Language (VIDEO)

How to say “Happy Halloween” in the Irish language. Oíche Shamhna Shona Daoibh /Ee-ha How-na hunna ghweev/ “Daoibh” can also be spelt as it is pronounced, “dhaoibh.” Our modern notion of trick or treating arose from the practice of setting food out in welcome for one’s ancestors on Oíche Shamhna. In some areas, setting out food had a second purpose…that

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Irish Gaelic Language

Spiorad na Samhna Documentary video

Halloween may be over for another year, but it’s still a fascinating link to the “otherworld” in ancient Irish culture. Related posts: Take a free Halloween Irish Language Lesson Origins of Oíche Shamhna Halloween Halloween, Old Irish-Style A celebration of 2013: A real Irish summer

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Gaelic Culture

Halloween, Old Irish-Style

When I was a kid, Halloween was one of my favorite holidays. After all, what could be more fun than dressing up and running all over the neighborhood after dark, begging for goodies and scaring yourself half silly in the process? Related posts: Origins of Oíche Shamhna Halloween Take a free Halloween Irish Language Lesson

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Halloween leaves in Ireland
Irish Gaelic Language

Irish Language Phrases for Oíche Shamhna (Halloween)

The fallen leaves of late October in Ireland. Oíche Shamhna – Halloween – must be on its way. In Oíche Shamhna (Halloween) – Part 1, we shared with you some interesting information on the origins of Halloween (in Irish, Oíche Shamhna, pronounced roughly EE-hyeh HOW-nuh). In this post, we’ll teach you a few words and

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Irish Gaelic Language

Take a free Halloween Irish Language Lesson

Many Hallowe’en traditions come from the Irish celebration of Samhain. It was a pagan celebration in Ireland (and probably in other near-by lands, too). To celebrate, we’ve made a new Hallowe’en Irish language lesson available. It’s free below. It’s a sample of content from Bitesize Cúrsaí: our library of online Irish language lessons for members.

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