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From TheJournal.ie The Irish For... Why do feelings run so high around the letter V? Column

The Irish For... Why do feelings run so high around the letter V?

Is V a cheeky stowaway in the Irish language? Darach Ó Séaghdha takes a look.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For...What can we learn from the rise and fall of Irish girls' names? Column

The Irish For...What can we learn from the rise and fall of Irish girls' names?

Gaeilgeoir Darach O Séaghdha talks us through the meaning behind names like Saoirse, Órla and Aoife – and what we can learn from them.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For... What do Irish political names tell us about their roles? Column

The Irish For... What do Irish political names tell us about their roles?

Gaeilgóir Darach O Séaghdha talks us through what the Irish for everything from Taoiseach to TD means – and what we can learn from it.

18 ways to describe Hurricane Ophelia as Gaeilge

With help from The Irish For.

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.

7 dangerously similar sounding words as Gaeilge

ár nAthair v an nathair

13 excellent ways to insult someone as Gaeilge

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

10 times Twitter perfectly sum up the Irish language

So many vowels…

8 perfect Irish words and phrases English just can't match

There’s a word for ‘one of those visits that goes on way too long’.

From TheJournal.ie 9 Irish language translations that are so bad they're good Hiopstar

9 Irish language translations that are so bad they're good

Cálslá. CÁLSLÁ!

An essential tour of the Irish language in 9 fascinating words

Let’s celebrate turscar, léasar and craic!

8 delightful Irish words and phrases that English could never match

‘A place with an abundance of seagulls’.

7 Irish words and phrases that English just can't match

A tense silence? “The slumber of the sneaky pig.”