Giveaway: Bitesize Irish Gaelic
Dec12

Giveaway: Bitesize Irish Gaelic

Anyone else adding “learn some Irish” to their list of New Year’s resolutions? Bitesize Irish Gaelic‘s online language lessons teach Irish from the perspective of a beginner, and Eoin from Bitesize Irish Gaelic has offered year-long memberships to FIVE Irish Firesiders! To enter, you’ll have to post a message in Irish below. Include the Irish and English versions, and PLEASE, let’s save the naughty...

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Ten Websites We’re Thankful For…
Nov24

Ten Websites We’re Thankful For…

It’s Thanksgiving in the US, and we picked ten sites for which we’re especially thankful. Each site has proven to be committed to celebrating their passion for Ireland… and contributing to a wonderful year. B&B Ireland Blog – This newcomer to the blog scene has become a consistent source for authentic Irish travel information. Check it out. Bitesize Irish Gaelic Blog – For those interested in...

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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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