Artists Eye: Bringing Irish Trad into the Modern Day
Oct21

Artists Eye: Bringing Irish Trad into the Modern Day

Irish Trad Posters by Paul Gibson www.etsy.com/shop/FunkyGibbo Dublin-based Paul Gibson takes his favorite Irish phrases and traditional music lyrics and gives them his own visual artistic spin. His striking graphic posters manage to be both modern and nostalgic… not an easy task. Browsing his online gallery reveals the inspiration behind each piece, such as the first Irish phrase he learned, “glens” hidden in the...

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Q & A: Ireland’s Great Famine… Recommended Reading
Aug03

Q & A: Ireland’s Great Famine… Recommended Reading

Do you have any recommendations for a good book on the potato famine? – Dana S via Twitter Ireland suffered more than one famine in its history, but the years between 1845 and 1852 mark the era many call the Irish Potato Famine. A million died and another million emigrated… quite a grim time in Irish history. Yet, it is also the period in which many of the Irish diaspora recognize as their family’s direct ties to...

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Celtic Spirals
Jul20

Celtic Spirals

Looks like a fun time in the Irish-speaking Connemara region of Ireland. More videos celebrating the Irish language at http://lurgan.biz/ and http://vimeo.com/lurgan. Enjoy this post?If so, join our list of e-newsletter subscribers. You’ll receive our favorite news stories on Irish travel and culture delivered to your...

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13 Things You Should know About Irish Gaelic Before Visiting Ireland
Jun05

13 Things You Should know About Irish Gaelic Before Visiting Ireland

You’ve probably already heard of “Gaelic” or of “Irish Gaelic” before. It’s the ancient Celtic language that still survives in some communities. Here’s a quick list of what you need to know about the language! The term “Gaelic” can refer to both Scots Gaelic and Irish Gaelic. Those Scots and Irish Gaelic are very similar. People in Ireland simply refer to the Irish language as...

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Irish Words You Can Learn Before You Go-Audio Edition!
Jun01

Irish Words You Can Learn Before You Go-Audio Edition!

The Irish language can be elusive. When you visit Ireland, it’ll be there. You’ll see bits of it written down. You probably won’t hear it spoken. However, if you say a few phrases while in Ireland, it’ll put a smile of amazement or wonder on a local’s face when the words come from your lips. Eoin from Bitesize Irish Gaelic has stepped in to help you learn some useful Irish Gaelic phrases that you can...

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Q & A: Where Can I Hear Irish Spoken?
May22

Q & A: Where Can I Hear Irish Spoken?

  To answer this week’s question, I called on an expert. Mo chara (that’s irish for “my friend”) Eoin from Bitesize Irish Gaelic jumped at the chance to share some tips about the speaking the Irish language.   Where Can I Go to Hear Real Irish Spoken? – Anne Marie Sparks via Facebook Irish Gaelic (or simply, ‘Irish’) is the native language of Ireland. If you’re planning a...

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