By Bob Carney In the September issue of iIrish, we covered some of what we study in our beginner Speak Irish class (https://iirish.us/speak-irish-a-fresh-start/). I’m happy to tell you that once […]
Bob Carney explores Irish mythology, connecting it to Lake Erie’s legendary creature, “Bessie.” This cryptid is believed to be a descendant of the Plesiosaur and is often associated with a dog-like head. Carney delves into the rich world of Irish folklore and the Dobhar Chú, a water hound known for its aggressive nature. He also provides linguistic insights into various animal names in the Irish language.
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By Bob Carney In spite of a rough start this summer, we managed to make it to quite a few of the festivals already this year. We’ve enjoyed some great […]
By Bob Carney I’ve been relistening to a series of lectures by Professor Marc C. Conner from Washington and Lee University, collectively titled “The Irish Identity, Independence, History and Literature.” […]
The month of June kicks off festival season here in northern Ohio. We try to attend as many as possible, one of our favorites is The Ohio Scottish Games and […]
In one of the most famous, “Tain Bó Cuailnge” or the Cattle Raid of Cooley, she appears as a heifer at one point, but also leads an army of fifty-thousand, comprised of warriors from all four provincces of Ireland. When the battle cath (cah) cath a chur, (cah ah chur) to wage a battle (cath a bhriseadh ar orm means to defeat an enemy in battle), starts to go against her, she grabs a sword
Speak Irish: Tá Mé Buíoch! by Bob Carney As I was thinking of a topic for this month’s column, perhaps something to do with Thanksgiving or fall, I got a […]
Speak Irish: Oíche Shamhna by Bob Carney Oíche Shamhna (ee-ha how-na) or Samhain Eve (sow-in), Halloween as most of us know it, was the principal holiday for the ancient celts. […]
Speak Irish: “Teach ar bhéal bóthar ní haistear é ach cóngar.” (chawk ar vail bo-her nee haash-ter ay ach kohn-ger) A House by the roadside shortens your journey. The pubs […]