The Irish Gift of Gab
Jan30

The Irish Gift of Gab

The Irish gift of gab is the stuff of legend: from traditional Irish folk tales, to the wit and humor of Oscar Wilde, to the gorgeous imagery of poet William Butler Yeats… the Irish storytelling tradition continues as a timeless reminder of the people and their unique culture. For centuries, the Irish have committed words to song, verse, and prose, offering the world a taste of ancient Celtic traditions. The greatest art treasure of...

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10 Irish Words You Should Know When Traveling Around the Emerald Isle

One of the great things about traveling to Ireland is that the Irish people speak English. Or at least most of them do! In fact, over a half million Irish claim to speak Irish, the native language, often referred to as “Gaelic” by visitors. Normally, you do not need to know any Irish language words in the course of staying at hotels or B&Bs, eating in restaurants, going shopping, or taking part in the conviviality of pubs....

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Who Will Be Speaking Some Irish?

Time for us to choose a winner for our Rosetta Stone Irish Giveaway. Entries were submitted via comments on our review of the Irish language software. Must say, there were some wonderful entries. We consulted the True Random Number Generator at www.random.org. The lucky number was 22 and that comment came from Thomas G. Byrne (note: I did not include the two comments I left on the post). We hope Thomas enjoys Rosetta Stone Irish, and...

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Learning to Speak Irish with Rosetta Stone

Rosetta Stone, the makers of self-guided language learning software, sent the Irish Fireside a copy of their Irish language product to test out. Since a lot of our readers are interested in the Irish language, we asked Tony Keegan from www.glenculloocottage.com to give it a try. Tony has used other Rosetta Stone products and Irish language resources, so we thought he could provide some excellent insight. Overall, I’m satisfied...

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90 Meaití Talks About Tradition & Milwaukee Irish Fest School – AUDIO
Jun23

90 Meaití Talks About Tradition & Milwaukee Irish Fest School – AUDIO

Episode Guide – Podcast #90 Meaití Talks About Tradition & Milwaukee Irish Fest School We chat with Meaití Jó Shéamuis about traditional Irish sean-nós singing, passing down traditions and Milwaukee Irish Fest School. CLICK THE PLAY BUTTON below to listen. Our Podcasts are available on iTunes Show Notes 00:00 Intro Song: New Mown Meadows, The Connacht Heifers sung by Meaití Jó Shéamuis 00:15 Oral traditions of sean-nós...

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40 Oireachtas na Gaeilge: A Celebration of Irish Language and Culture – PART 2 – AUDIO

Episode Guide – Podcast #Oireachtas na Gaeilge: A Celebration of Irish Language and Culture – PART 2 We celebrate the Irish language in song as Emer de Barra talks to us about Oireachtas na Gaeilge at Milwaukee Irish Fest. CLICK THE PLAY BUTTON below to listen. Our Podcasts are available on iTunes Show Notes 00:00 Intro 00:40 Safe travels to Liam and any of our listeners who are out and about over St Patrick’s...

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