# the irish for

This month
February 2024
The Irish For: Is Brigid the only saint in space?
Last year
Darach Ó Séaghdha: Why Martin McDonagh’s Englishness shouldn’t be disregarded
All time
The Irish For: What’s the Irish word of the year?
The Irish For: Hope and history rhyme - what will Biden’s inaugural poem be?
We have a wealth of talented podcasters here in Ireland, so why are we not counting their listeners?
The Irish For: Although apart for now, when we reunite, it will be the stuff of poetry. Crisis survival tips from the Irish language
The Irish For: Kiltartanese and a passionate affair. The story of Galway's Lady Gregory
The Irish For - Does Google Translate understand what 'A Cute Hoor' is?
The Irish For: As we celebrate St Patrick's removal of snakes, what other animals have come and gone from Ireland?
The Irish For: 'Hope & History Rhyme' - the background to a much-quoted line
The Irish For: The rise of Fiadh, the third most popular girl's name
The Irish For: 'Tis far from pizza and spaghetti we were reared
The Irish For: Why do so many Irish politicians start out as teachers?
The Irish For: Time for two Irish romantic traditions - Leap Year proposals and the Skellig Lists
The Irish For: Was Dracula's name inspired by Gaeilge? Probably not, but coincidence can be lovely
The Irish For: Cúpla focal for the happy couple
The Irish For: The word 'dote' was used in Britain before it came to Ireland - and that's ok
The Irish For: Reflecting on the decade Gaeilge and social media found each other
The Irish For: Cabbage in bed and fruit in a sock - a few lost rituals to help find a suitor
The Irish For: Don’t like Ulster Scots? Catch yourself on
The Irish For: How a fada can make all the difference
The Irish For: The enduring genius of artist Louis le Brocquy
The Irish For: Are Irish names really that difficult to pronounce?
The Irish For: Notes on the naming of a still-contentious Irish-themed cocktail
The Irish For: How did Irish céilí dancing end up with a waltz but no tango?
The Irish For: Rings, cloth and matchsticks - the secrets of the bairín breac
The Irish For - Doomed tales of unrequited love in Irish literature
The Irish For: The varieties of cailín and the deductive Coleen Rooney
The Irish For: Vegans, vegetarians and the battle of translating modern words
The Irish For: Cuddly mammals and furry predators
The Irish For: How has censorship affected Irish language books?
The Irish For: The weeds and wildflowers that bother and delight the countryside
The Irish For: Cartoons, propaganda and the words children learn
The Irish For: Guns and Gaelic - the history of the right to bear arms
The Irish For: Rising rents mean many prospective tenants are giving Dublin a goodbye 'cíos'
The Irish For: How a familiar tale can help young bookworms become bilingual
The Irish For: Teaching toddlers Gaeilge through the art of storytelling
The Irish For: Bank holidays and Lú, the god of August
The Irish For: An astronaut is a star-sailor, a comet is a paintbrush star
The Irish For: The perception that Irish is intimately linked to Catholicism is too widely held