Visiting Scotland for the Edinburgh Gaelic Festival was a literary reawakening of sorts, with plans to come.
An bhfuil aon dóchas ann do Ghaeilge na hAlban?
"Are you excited," my mother asks me, clearly excited herself. I was, I guess, but I hadn't yet seen them for myself. The first box of the paperback version of Fás | Growth had been delivered to my family home in Dublin, but between living in Cork, to going on holidays to Portugal, I hadn't yet … Continue reading Publishing (and Performing) Poetry
"It is not in the interests of our community for Irish (which our ancestors shunned as they would rocky crags) to be spoken widely and freely." So wrote Richard Stanyhurt, a Dublin-born alchemist and Latin translator, in 1587. Four hundred and thirty years later, such opinions are still being voiced against the language, and despite … Continue reading Let the ‘Irish Is Dead’ Argument Die Instead
Bank of Ireland will remove Irish from their ATMs soon, but is that the real problem?
Gearrscéal splancfhicsin le Scott De Buitléir
Tar éis cúpla lá ar ais in Éirinn, d'aimsigh mé cairde nua le Gaeilge i gCorcaigh.