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Seachtain na Gaeilge Let Us Find The Heart Of The Language

Seachtain na Gaeilge (Translated: Irish Week) is a non-profit organisation which attempts to promote the Irish language, not just here in Ireland but also abroad.

The organisation promotes events each year, over a two week period in the month of March, two weeks prior to St. Patrick’s Day.

Using the slogan “Croí na Teanga – It’s You! (Translated: Heart of the Language – It’s You!) many Irish language programmes, this past few days, were broadcast on Radio and Television and many popular shows featured short items in Irish, highlighting this two week event.

Here on Thurles.Info we also have been ‘doing our bit,’ over the past couple of days, for what is the most descriptive and beautiful of languages ever spoken.

Go to the left-hand-side of our Home Page (Under our “Categories Listings) and you will find the heading “Irish Phrase Of The Day.” By uploading a simple phrase here each day, it is our hope that students of all ages and indeed parents will attempt to memorise same, thus building their Irish language vocabulary.

Next, go to the TagIrish Phrases,” at the top left of our Home Page (Highlighted In the colour blue), here you will find a full list of all phrases, which have been posted to date. (Mums, Dads and Teachers please do encourage and reward those who use this facility and if you have any ideas of how we can improve, do contact us.)

Forget the spelling and grammar for the moment. Remember we all learned, as babies on our mothers knees, how to speak the English language, no one bothered with correct spelling and grammar then, we learned the vocabulary first, and later on the grammar became almost self explanatory.

So let’s start talking Irish first, one phrase at a time, after all vocabulary is the heart of our language.

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4 comments to Seachtain na Gaeilge Let Us Find The Heart Of The Language

  • Michael

    Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig chun tú go léir
    St Patrick’s Day greetings to you all

  • Michael

    Old Irish Curses

    English: May Monica Lewinsky destroy your cornflakes.
    Irish: Go scriosa Monica Lewinsky do chuid calóga arbhair.

    English: May a pack of drunken Fomorians eat your ill-gotten wealth.
    Irish: Go n-ithe scata Fomhórach ólta do chuid airgid caim.

  • Rona Sorrell

    Great idea,any chance of a line of pronouciation with it for us foreigners who would also love to pick up a bit of the lingo?
    After all you did say ‘Forget the spelling and grammar for the moment. Remember we all learned, as babies on our mothers knees, how to speak the English language, no one bothered with correct spelling and grammar then, we learned the vocabulary first, and later on the grammar became almost self explanatory.’

  • Rona, Great suggestion. We hadn’t thought of that. Go to tag “Irish Phrases,” on top of our Home Page. Check it out. We checked & this is the best that is available for correct word pronunciation, presently. Thanks for your suggestion.

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