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#Gaeilge

# gaeilge - Friday 24 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'I can go to Lidl and meet people who speak Irish': Why are there so many Gaeilgeoirí in Leixlip? Census 2016

'I can go to Lidl and meet people who speak Irish': Why are there so many Gaeilgeoirí in Leixlip?

Leixlip is the third top non-Gaeltacht town for daily Irish language speakers (outside education), according to Census 2016.

# gaeilge - Thursday 23 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Just 6.3% of Gaeilgeoirí speak Irish on a weekly basis Gaeilge

Just 6.3% of Gaeilgeoirí speak Irish on a weekly basis

Census figures have revealed where the most Irish speakers are in the country.

# gaeilge - Monday 13 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Poll: When was the last time you spoke as Gaeilge to another person? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: When was the last time you spoke as Gaeilge to another person?

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

# gaeilge - Friday 3 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should there be more Irish language reports on the Six-One News? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be more Irish language reports on the Six-One News?

Minister of State Joe McHugh said that there’s a doubling up of reporting that could be streamlined.

# gaeilge - Monday 16 October, 2017

18 ways to describe Hurricane Ophelia as Gaeilge

With help from The Irish For.

# gaeilge - Saturday 14 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Eccentric poetry of Ireland's 'first civil servant' given new life at Imram festival Fantastical Fog

Eccentric poetry of Ireland's 'first civil servant' given new life at Imram festival

Liam S Gógan is credited with creating the Irish word for republic – ‘poblacht’.

# gaeilge - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Extra €2.5m to help Irish language outside the Gaeltacht and to create jobs within Gaeltacht

Extra €2.5m to help Irish language outside the Gaeltacht and to create jobs within

Údarás na Gaeltachta said having a Taoiseach who spoke Irish was “without doubt” helpful to securing funding for the Irish language.

# gaeilge - Sunday 8 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'They were creating their vision of a new Ireland': Bringing up your family as Gaeilge in the 1950s I Modh Ruin

'They were creating their vision of a new Ireland': Bringing up your family as Gaeilge in the 1950s

A new documentary looks at how some families did this from the 1950s to the 1980s.

# gaeilge - Friday 6 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie How should we protect our national anthem? The Seanad wants your input Amhrán Na BhFiann This post contains a poll

How should we protect our national anthem? The Seanad wants your input

What would be classed as misuse of the anthem, and how should potential misuses be punished?

23 ways to say 'potato' as Gaeilge

Happy National Potato Day, ya filthy animals.

# gaeilge - Friday 8 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach 'Leo de Varad' has been given a certificate for Irish-speaking skills Comhghairdeas

Taoiseach 'Leo de Varad' has been given a certificate for Irish-speaking skills

He’s not the first Taoiseach to flex his cúpla focal.

# gaeilge - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'A backwards step': The Irish language option is no longer available on new Bank of Ireland ATMs Gaeilge Ag Imeacht

'A backwards step': The Irish language option is no longer available on new Bank of Ireland ATMs

Sinn Féin are not happy with the move from Bank of Ireland, calling it “very disappointing”.

# gaeilge - Sunday 27 August, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'Irish is a dead language? Judging by your punctuation, English isn't far off either' The Irish For

'Irish is a dead language? Judging by your punctuation, English isn't far off either'

Darach Ó Séaghdha, who runs the successful Twitter account “The Irish for”, is publishing a book on why Irish may not be dead just yet.

# gaeilge - Thursday 10 August, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'I don't know what to do': Clashes over Irish-English language split at Connemara crèche Irish/english

'I don't know what to do': Clashes over Irish-English language split at Connemara crèche

An Crann Taca has rejected accusations of discrimination after it announced it would divide naíonra classes according to Irish-language proficiency.

# gaeilge - Saturday 8 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Culture department adds 'Gaeltacht' to title after pressure from Irish language groups Cad Is Ainm Duit

Culture department adds 'Gaeltacht' to title after pressure from Irish language groups

The name of Heather Humphreys’ portfolio is now the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

# gaeilge - Saturday 10 June, 2017

An old story about the DUP's website getting hacked as Gaeilge has gone viral

By someone called ‘Hector O’Hackatdawn’.

# gaeilge - Friday 28 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Arlene Foster praised and criticised for meeting with Irish language groups Arlín Foster

Arlene Foster praised and criticised for meeting with Irish language groups

An Irish Language Act has been one of the main sticking issues in efforts to form a new Northern Ireland Assembly.

# gaeilge - Sunday 23 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'I needed something to centre myself around': US woman learned Irish to improve memory loss Meningitis

'I needed something to centre myself around': US woman learned Irish to improve memory loss

Shannon O’Neill is travelling to Ireland in the summer to visit Gaeltacht areas and advance her level of Irish.

# gaeilge - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

From The42 WATCH: This Dublin GAA club operates completely through the Irish language Gaeilge This post contains videos

WATCH: This Dublin GAA club operates completely through the Irish language

We spoke with members of Na Gaeil Óga, who are finding new ways to use their cúpla focal.

# gaeilge - Thursday 16 March, 2017

There's going to be a pop up Gaeltacht 'from the Bankers to the Mercantile' tonight

Here’s the story behind the events bringing hundreds of Gaeilgeoirs together over pints.

# gaeilge - Tuesday 7 March, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Selfie, alt-right and pre-drinks added to new English-Irish dictionary Gaeilge

Selfie, alt-right and pre-drinks added to new English-Irish dictionary

The editor said that the new dictionary “covers every level of language use, from formal to informal, from polite to vulgar”.

# gaeilge - Sunday 12 February, 2017

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Are there really more Polish speakers than Irish speakers in Northern Ireland? Factcheck

FactCheck: Are there really more Polish speakers than Irish speakers in Northern Ireland?

DUP leader Arlene Foster raised some eyebrows with her claim during the week. Is it true?

# gaeilge - Monday 16 January, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Why has the Irish language been removed as a requirement for NUIG's President? An Ghaeilge

Why has the Irish language been removed as a requirement for NUIG's President?

The Students’ Union president says he’s concerned about the decision the move will have for Leaving Cert students.

# gaeilge - Sunday 15 January, 2017

# gaeilge - Monday 26 December, 2016

How the Irish language lives on Snapchat: 5 Gaeilgeoirí leading the way

“People really respect the language of Irish and they want to see it grow and flourish.”

# gaeilge - Monday 19 December, 2016

# gaeilge - Thursday 8 December, 2016

11 reasons why TG4 is actually the best channel on Irish television

Cláir teilifíse den scoth.

# gaeilge - Friday 25 November, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Over 2.3 million language learners have signed up for Irish lessons on Duolingo Grá Don Ghaeilge

Over 2.3 million language learners have signed up for Irish lessons on Duolingo

It’s estimated that almost a quarter of all Duolingo users are resident in Ireland.

# gaeilge - Thursday 24 November, 2016

# gaeilge - Sunday 13 November, 2016

13 excellent ways to insult someone as Gaeilge

Is smuigín thú! (You’re a snot-nosed brat. Yeah you.)

# gaeilge - Monday 31 October, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Irish language groups (and broadcasters) aren't happy with Heather Humphreys Gaeltacht Minister

Irish language groups (and broadcasters) aren't happy with Heather Humphreys

The Minister for Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht Affairs has refused to meet with some Irish-language organisations for the past three years.

# gaeilge - Wednesday 26 October, 2016

10 struggles that are too real for people with surnames as Gaeilge

Spell ‘Ó Flaithbheartaigh’ right the first time. We dare you.

# gaeilge - Tuesday 25 October, 2016

'Seán an tSneachta': 12 excellent translations from Game of Thrones as Gaeilge

The first book has just been released in Irish and there is much fun to be found in its pages.

# gaeilge - Thursday 6 October, 2016

From TheJournal.ie A Czech Gaeilgeoir tells us why people should go to this Irish-language festival IMRAM 2016

A Czech Gaeilgeoir tells us why people should go to this Irish-language festival

A performance of Cluiche na Corónach, an Irish-language translation of Game of Thrones, is also planned as part of the literature festival.

# gaeilge - Monday 12 September, 2016

From TheJournal.ie 'We just want to speak our own language, in our own country' Tír Gan Teanga

'We just want to speak our own language, in our own country'

After the news last week that a barman left his job after he was banned from speaking Irish, Aodhán Ó Deá says he has also experienced negative reactions when he has spoken as Gaeilge.

# gaeilge - Friday 29 July, 2016

From The42 This Sky Sports News presenter tried to read some Irish on air and it did not go well Go Rabbit Meth

# gaeilge - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

# gaeilge - Tuesday 31 May, 2016

14 essential facts of life for people with a name as Gaeilge

It’s an, eh, adventure.

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