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Sunday 4 November, 2018

The Irish for... 'Why the naming of new technologies in Irish can be more controversial than with English'
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The Irish for... 'Why the naming of new technologies in Irish can be more controversial than with English'

Nov 4th 2018, 8:45 AM 22,184 Views 59 Comments

Darach Ó Séaghdha talks us through the Irish words for emerging technology, including ‘computer’, ‘selfie’ and ‘spam’, exploring their roots and meaning.

Sunday 28 October, 2018

The Irish For... Some spooky Irish words to get you in the mood for Samhain
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The Irish For... Some spooky Irish words to get you in the mood for Samhain

Oct 28th 2018, 8:45 AM 35,284 Views 15 Comments

Darach Ó Séaghdha talks us through the meaning of some spooky words like Cendail, a collective noun for the heads of one’s decapitated enemies.

Sunday 21 October, 2018

The Irish For... How the Vikings influenced the Irish language
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The Irish For... How the Vikings influenced the Irish language

Oct 21st 2018, 8:45 AM 50,877 Views 34 Comments

Darach Ó Séaghdha talks us through the meaning behind some words that get their origin from Medieval Ireland’s interaction with Scandanavia.

Sunday 14 October, 2018

The Irish For... A drunken swaggerer and a place abounding in dogs
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The Irish For... A drunken swaggerer and a place abounding in dogs

Oct 14th 2018, 8:45 AM 28,967 Views 10 Comments

Darach O Séaghdha talks us through some of the marvelous definitions in the venerable Dinneen dictionary.

Sunday 7 October, 2018

The Irish For... You'll find some of the most beautiful autumnal words as Gaeilge
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The Irish For... You'll find some of the most beautiful autumnal words as Gaeilge

Oct 7th 2018, 8:45 AM 69,797 Views 45 Comments

Darach Ó Séaghdha brings us all the wonderful Irish words for things like the harvest moon, conkers, and the rustling sound made by trees.

Sunday 30 September, 2018

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

Sep 30th 2018, 8:45 AM 37,622 Views 46 Comments

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

Sunday 23 September, 2018

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

Sep 23rd 2018, 8:45 AM 83,889 Views 56 Comments

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

Sunday 16 September, 2018

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

Sep 16th 2018, 8:45 AM 23,501 Views 17 Comments

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

Thursday 25 January, 2018

'It breaks my heart that my daughter might think she only exists because terminations were forbidden'
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'It breaks my heart that my daughter might think she only exists because terminations were forbidden'

Jan 25th 2018, 7:59 AM 243,107 Views 308 Comments

Darach Ó Séaghdha says the Eighth Amendment did not save his daughter’s life and people with Down Syndrome should not be used in the pro-life campaign.

Thursday 17 March, 2016

An essential tour of the Irish language in 9 fascinating words
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An essential tour of the Irish language in 9 fascinating words

Mar 17th 2016, 8:15 PM 15,053 Views 3 Comments

Let’s celebrate turscar, léasar and craic!