Tag Archives: Gaeilige

Market Day in Ballaghaderreen (Irish Language Part One)

Twelve years ago, my wife and I were passing thru the small town of Ballaghaderreen in County Roscommon. It is actually on the county line with County Mayo and was “moved” from County Mayo in a re-arrangement of administrative lines at … Continue reading

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The First National Hypocrisy

The First National Language is of course the First National Hypocrisy. In September 2011, I attended the launch of An Liofa initiative. All very wonderful to have senior And junior PSNI members in attendance but on signing up all Liofa … Continue reading

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Mind Your Language

Over on his own site, Bangor Dub has blogged about the Irish Language. And just a few minutes ago, I note that Mick Fealty has published a sensible blog on the same subject. Both are I think in some way … Continue reading

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Cant We All Just Get Along………….For Christmas?

Over two thousand people watched the first live Belfast City Council meeting on the Internet last night. Sinn Féin were probably a bit nervous about it as the Mayor Niall Ó Donnghaile (26) was going to be roasted over his … Continue reading

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“Líofa 2015″… A Campaign to Get People Fluent in Gaelic

Note : “Líofa” is the Gaelic word for “Fluent”. There are lies, damned lies and the Norn Iron Census. And every decade (2011 being just the latest)  I lie thru my teeth and claim that I am “liofa” (at best … Continue reading

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