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 […]
In “The Lady of the Dance,” Shauna Meehan shares her remarkable journey through Irish dancing. Starting as a young dancer, she embraced the art form and continued for 15 years. Her story reveals how Irish dancing became an integral part of her identity, connecting her to her Irish heritage, and bridging the gap between her American upbringing and Irish roots. Shauna’s passion for Irish dancing led her to the world championships and became a lifestyle. Her dedication and practice paid off with championship titles, making her proud to continue dancing.
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.
Speak Irish Cleveland is about to begin – All levels welcome. Join us!
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: Neila McElfreshFacilitator: Marie Young What I find so compelling about Gaeilge is the highly figurative nature of the pattern of speech. There are few simple statements in Irish, each […]
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.” […]
Irish Language: Census results for Irish and the Gaeltacht very much a ‘mixed bag’ showing positive and negative trends
‘Consistent, strong and ambitious support required if significant progress is to be made before the next Census’ – Conradh na Gaeilge The Central Statistics Office has this morning published results […]
Éasca Péasca: Student Stories Cailín an RinceBy Emalee Eakin Dia daoibh! Is mise Emalee agus táim i Rang Gaeilge 4 ag Pitt. My journey le Gaeilge starts with my family. […]
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 […]