Category Archives: Irish

News from Ireland

If you read that Ireland’s prime minister plans to resign, you’ll want to know: Fine Gael (feen uh gayle) = Irish Family Fianna Fáil (fee ahn uh foyle) = the Fianna were mythological bands of warriors, led by Fionn Mac … Continue reading

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Laethanta na Seachtaine

The days of the week in the languages I know a little resemble English in their etymology: Sunday = sun’s day. The German sonntag means sun day. The French dimanche derives from the Old French for day of the Lord (dies dominica), as … Continue reading

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