After joining Cleveland Public Library’s International Languages and Foreign Literature Department, she persuaded her manager to allow her to take over the library’s Irish, Scottish and Welsh collections that
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by Marie Young Student Stories By Dr. Victoria Luna B. Grieve My experience with being Irish can best be described as roundabout. I’m a third or fourth generation Pittsburgher, but […]
By Bob Carney “If you’re gonna stand there and moo, you’d better give milk!” I remember my grandfather saying that to me when I was young. I was complaining about […]
Meghan Osekowski, a University of Pittsburgh senior, shares her journey embracing Irish culture. From Irish dance and curragh racing to learning Gaeilge, Meghan highlights the significance of her heritage in her academic and extracurricular pursuits.
Explore the ancient Irish perspective on winter through the poetry of Finn MacCumhaill, a legendary figure in Irish mythology. Uncover the sentiments of the eighth or ninth century expressed in the Old Irish poem “Scél Lemm Dúib” and delve into the nuances of its translation. Join the journey back in time to understand the seasonal complaints and observations of days gone by.
Explore the foundations of Irish language with Bob Carney’s “Speak Irish: Tús Maith – A Good Start.” From essential vocabulary and verb tenses to sentence structures and weather expressions, this lesson offers a comprehensive guide for beginners. Embrace the building blocks of communication in Irish and enhance your conversational skills.
Explore the nostalgic student story of Carrie Ann Gobnait McKenna from Scoil Rois in Carrickmacross, County Monaghan. Journey back to the rich world of Gaeilge, Gaelic football, and Irish heritage at this quaint school founded in 1985. A tribute to a remarkable teacher and the unforgettable experiences that shaped generations of students.
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.