“Lúb ar Lár” and other poems by Máire Dinny Wren

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Lúb ar Lár and other poems by Máire Dinny Wren. Original Irish versions followed by English translations by Máire Dinny Wren and Kathryn Daily Ar an Chladach Dhearóil Is cuimhin liom a bheith ag snámh, Is cuimhin liom a bheith ar an tanalacht, Is cuimhin liom a bheith ar an doimhneacht,…

MareGold Session – 31 Iúil 2021

Tunes – Foinn Session List – Foinn MareGold Retreat Centre July 31, 2021 Out on the Ocean – G Banish Misfortune – D O’Carolan’s Concerto Polkas Maggie in the Woods – G John Ryan’s – D Dennis Murphy’s – D Trip Over the Mountain – G (slow air) Reels Temperance Reel – G (Teetotalers) BansheeContinue reading “MareGold Session – 31 Iúil 2021”

D’éirigh mé sa theach le ceol

le Susan Wright D’éirigh mé sa theach le ceol; foinn traidisiúnta Gaeilge. (Le déanaí, fhuair mé oideachas faoi fonn v. amhrán!) Sheinn m’athair an fhidil agus bhí sé beag cáil aige leis. Thaitin liom an ceol, ach ní roimh mé an tiomanta foghlaithe aon uirlis, nó aon rince. Rince mé, ach níl go maith; nílContinue reading “D’éirigh mé sa theach le ceol”

An Gorta Mór

A pivotal moment If we look back in history and try to comprehend why so many Irish residents emigratedin Canada in the second half of nineteen century, we have to understand thedevastating consequences of the “Gorta Mór”, the Great Famine. It started in 1845 andlasted up to 1849. During these unquestionably trying times, everyone affectedContinue reading “An Gorta Mór”

Why are you learning Irish?

Cén fath a bhfuil tú ag foghlaim Gaeilge? Rose Naomi O’Brey I am hoping that one day I shall visit Ireland… My short answer for this post “Why am I learning Irish? (Cén fáth a bhfuil tú ag foghlaim Gaeilge?)” would be as follows: I am hoping that one day I shall visit Ireland andContinue reading “Why are you learning Irish?”