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Gaeilge.ie: Irish is one of the oldest and most historic written languages in the world. The earliest evidence of this is preserved in Ogham inscriptions dating from the fifth century. Now Irish can now be found in more than 4,500 books, on the television, on the radio, in the newspapers, magazines, and on the Internet.

Wikipedia: Irish (Gaeilge), sometimes referred to as Irish Gaelic or just Gaelic, is a Goidelic language of the Indo-European languages family, originating in Ireland and historically spoken by the Irish people. Irish is spoken as a first language by a small minority of Irish people, and as a second language by a rather larger group. Irish enjoys constitutional status as the national and first official language of the Republic of Ireland, and is an officially recognised minority language in Northern Ireland. It is also an official language of the European Union. The public body Foras na Gaeilge is responsible for the promotion of the language throughout the island of Ireland.

Questions

  • Sláinte! What are your favorite words in Gaeilge?

Celebrations
Seachtain na Gaeilge is an annual international festival promoting the Irish language and culture, both in Ireland and all around the world. Established in 1902, the festival lasts seventeen days and begins on March 1 and runs to St Patrick’s Day on March 17. Úsáid do Theanga = Use your language.
snag.ie
Facebook
@SnaGaeilge

Headlines
http://www.thejournal.ie/readme/opinion-will-bliain-na-gaeilge-turn-into-bliain-na-begrudgers-2018-3732909-Dec2017/
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/taoiseach-launches-bliain-na-gaeilge-programme-1.3334455
https://cnag.ie/en/news/1042-celebrating-contemplating-125-years-of-irish-language-revival-with-bliain-na-gaeilge-2018.html
https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/motherfoclir-can-millennials-rescue-irish-36409449.html
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-05/students-fight-to-keep-irish-language-from-fading-out/9118750
http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/abroad/54-irish-curses-you-won-t-have-learned-in-school-1.3011527
If every week is Seachtain na Gaeilge on RTÉ, do we need TG4?
related: Meáin Ghaeilge RTÉ – Action Plan 2015 – 2019
http://metro.co.uk/2013/03/17/top-10-dreadful-fake-irish-accents-in-films-3545809
http://nos.ie/gniomhaiochas/teanga/6-fhocal-gaeilge-den-scoth@nosmag

Embedded Tweets
https://twitter.com/VisitSheepsHead/status/433296569933119488

2020 Green Party
Programme for Government (June 2020) PDF
“Provide Gaelscoileanna and Gaelcoláiste, where there is strong demand.” (p. 97)

Elsewhere on the Web
peig.ie
Irish Slang – Irish Abroad
One Minute Irish
http://www.fluentin3months.com/speak-like-the-irish
http://www.daltai.com
http://www.worldirish.comhttps://twitter.com/worldirish
http://www.nascanna.com
http://www.youtube.com/michealjohnny
http://www.gaeilge.ie
English-Irish Dictionary (de Bhaldraithe, 1959)

Podcast: Motherfocloir
https://audioboom.com/channel/motherfocloir
https://www.headstuff.org/motherfocloir/
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/motherfocl%C3%B3ir/id1272103213

Twitter
@PEIG_ie
@SnaGaeilge
@aoinifh
@IndigenousTweet
@Irish__Proverbs
@theirishfor
@IrishQuote
@nosmag
@forasnagaeilge
@cigilt
@LetsLearnIrish

Vocabulary
Fáilte = Welcome
Sláinte! = Cheers!
Dia dhuit = Hello
Slán = Goodbye
Craic = fun,news,scandal,merriment
Fionnat = White = Blanca
Lá fhéile Pádraig sona dhuit! = Happy St Patrick’s Day to you!
Lá Breithe Shona dhuit! = Happy birthday
Go raibh maith agat = Thank you (to one person)
Erin go Bragh! = Ireland Forever
Seachtain na Gaeilge = Irish Week
Leithghabháil chultúrtha = Cultural appropriation
Shillelagh = Walking stick
Nollaig Shona Duit = Merry Christmas

Beidh do chosa a thabhairt duit áit a bhfuil do chroí = Your feet will bring you where your heart is.

Videos
https://youtu.be/LM3ISST2eg8

2018
2018 was declared the official year of the Irish language, or Bliain na Gaeilge.
peig.ie/en/2018
facebook.com/gaeilge2018
@PEIG_ie

Wikipedia
Irish
Irish language
Blarney Stone (Cloch na Blarnan)
Gaelscoil
Gaelcoláiste
Gaeltacht

Features
https://www.planeta.com/bliain-na-gaeilge
https://www.planeta.com/craic

Planeta.com
https://www.planeta.com/ireland
https://www.planeta.com/ireland-links
https://www.planeta.com/language

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