It just occurred to me that I might have followers on here who are interested in learning the Irish language, so if this is you and if you have Discord, please check out the Craic le Gaeilge Discord server:
It's a great way to practice the language at all levels, it's run by an absolutely wonderful woman and a great place to just have some craic :)
Tá súil agam go bhfeicfidh mé sibh ann!
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Irish Advent Calendar
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"THERE’S A WORD in Irish to describe the luminous track of a boat through phosphorescence, tine ghealáin.
It can also refer to flashes of lightning and the mysterious light that is emitted from putrid fish or rotten wood."
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Reblog if you’re Irish! ☘️ feel like we’re a rare breed on tumblr hahaha
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I love my English lectures but one thing that genuinely upsets me is seeing how many works of Irish literature are claimed as or assumed to be “British literature”. Like Bram Stoker, Oscar Wilde and Seamus Heaney weren’t British artists...they were Irish. Why does Britain get to take credit for Irish pieces???
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If Gaeilgoirí reacted to English names the way English speakers react to Irish names:
Ciara Ní É, reposted on TikTok by TG4
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I meant to make this meme ages ago when pride month was still on but yeah gé (pronounced gay) is the Irish for a goose.
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Farmhouse in Ireland
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Kylemore Abbey by Jean Kimmich
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i think i'm crazy because i check barry keoghan's social media's everyday but then i see gems like these and i remember why i do it 😭💀
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British terfs saying they’d never take advice from Irish feminists (whose feminism has been recognisably trans-inclusive) because Ireland has only recently gained abortion rights is an absolutely worms-for-brains take. Imagine thinking it’s an own to scold feminists for recently winning rights they had to fight tooth and nail for as opposed to simply, idk, being born with them???? The abortion rights campaign in Ireland was a grassroots-led movement in which trans and non-binary people played a huge role and while abortion accessibility might have taken us decades to achieve thanks to Ireland’s cultural and financial dependence on the Catholic Church — which, by the way, is a direct result of British colonialism — it is something we’ll go down in history for achieving from the ground up. And once we did achieve it, we immediately began looking at how we could help bring abortion accessibility to Northern Ireland — you know, the six counties of Ireland that are still part of the UK, which British feminists conveniently forgot about and left in the dust once they got abortion rights for themselves 50 years ago??? But sure let punching down on trans people be the great feminist debate of your time, what a shining example of feminism you are!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anyway trans and non-binary folks of Ireland, you’ve always had a special place in Irish feminism and therefore Irish society and no coloniser take is ever gonna change that. And trans and non-binary folks of the UK, I’m sorry your mainstream feminism repeatedly spits in your face — you deserve so much better. Whenever Covid pisses off and leaves us alone, come over for a drink with your Irish pals and sisters ❤️
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Ireland saying flat out what they think of Trump.
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cozy reads on the rainy road to Dublin
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Every time we open a box here in the store, it reveals some kind of treasure. Today’s treasure is a map!
This is an embroidered map of Ireland, which is said to have been made in 1793. The outlines of the counties, as well as the decorative border have been stitched in what looks like chenille thread in muted colours. Smaller details such as the names and ship at the bottom have been worked in finer thread.
We love the area under the ship where the splitting fabric has been darned, it almost makes the sea look more realistic! A great example of the age of an object adding to its beauty and charm.
What treasures would you like to see from our store? With museums currently closed under UK lockdown restrictions we are missing browsing museums and galleries. If you are too, we would love to share more objects with you to help with your cultural fix! Comment below, or send us a message and we will try our best to help!
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✨Bíonn bean bán bábánach I mBaile an Bhuinneánaigh✨
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not taking them cause it'll be night time here in ireland when the classes are on, but if there's anyone in north america or a similar timezone who wants to learn irish (or nocturnal irish people), the university of toronto is offering free irish classes over zoom each wednesday from october 13th to december 1st 2021.
better sign up quick before the places are all gone if you're interested!
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I gotta say, this is probably one of my favourite paintings I've done. I'm just super happy with how the light intensity turned out.
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i learned of the Irish Myth of "Stingy Jack” about a man who tricked the devil and therefore kept out of hell but is not welcome in heaven. He wanders the earth with a Lantern and Halloween is his time of year (x)
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