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# Seachtain na Gaeilge

Last year
2022
Voices
The Irish For: The rise of Rían - the latest baby names in Ireland
Darach Ó Séaghdha take a look at the most popular baby names last year.
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Opinion: Raising your children through Irish is the best way to learn the language yourself
The best strategy for creating a bilingual family environment is for one parent to speak the minority language exclusively, writes Caoimhín De Barra.
All time
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Opinion: We should build a 'Gaelollscoil' in the Gaeltacht as a means of reviving the Irish language
On Seachtain na Gaeilge, Caoimhín De Barra highlights international examples of the rejuvenation of languages and says Ireland should consider similar steps.
# Your Say
Poll: How often do you speak Irish?
Seachtain na Gaeilge kicked off on Monday.
Voices
As Gaeilge: Dubhghlas de hÍde's epic trip to America to woo the US President
Conradh na Gaeilge’s Cuan Ó Seireadáin writes an introduction about Douglas Hyde’s 1905-06 tour of the United States.
Voices
The Irish For: 'Hope & History Rhyme' - the background to a much-quoted line
Joe Biden quoted Seamus Heaney after his Super Tuesday win in the US this week. Darach Ó Séaghdha examines Heaney’s words.
Voices
Opinion: Many would like compulsory Gaeilge taken off the Leaving Cert, but it's a slippery slope
Caoimhín De Barra says if we take compulsory Irish off the curriculum, we’re undermining our language and our identity.
# Gaeilge
How tech could help students learn Irish more easily in school
Oisín Ó Doinn was speaking at Lá na Meán Sóisialta as part of the Seachtain na Gaeilge festival.
# Seachtain na Gaeilge
These are the gaeilgeoirí you should be following on Insta this Seachtain na Gaeilge
If you need a hand with the cúpla focal.
Voices
Opinion: 'You often hear that the Irish language is badly taught in our schools but that is not true'
Compared with other subjects Irish is not badly taught. More students got a B1 or higher in Irish than in French and German combined, writes Caoimhín De Barra.
# Gaeilge
From fidget spinner to spooning: Over 3,000 new Irish words are created every year
There are a few words that could have been used for Brexit: Breatimeacht, Sasamach, or Bréalú.
# the irish for
7 dangerously similar sounding words as Gaeilge
ár nAthair v an nathair
Voices
Column: 'We speak Irish, but we’re pretty normal. We’re not Nazis. We’re not leprechauns'
The Irish language is part of me and it’s something that’s worth keeping, writes Peadar Ó Caomhánaigh.
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'Irish belongs to you, so why not try and use it more'
Is your Irish a bit on the rusty side? Seachtain na Gaeilge is the perfect time to give it a go again.
Watch these Hollywood stars try (and fail) to speak Irish
Well, they tried.
# liudraman
7 Irish words that don't exist in English
Bit of plámás, be grand.
# an dtuigeann tu?
11 songs that will take you right back to your days in the Gaeltacht
Fadó fadó Éirinn, roimh theacht don nua-aois…
# Cluichí an Ocrais
VIDEO: Schoolkids make The Hunger Games - Catching Fire as Gaeilge
Aibhleog Splaince was created by 22 Sixth Class pupils and their teacher for Seachtain na Gaeilge.
# No focal
'A disaster and an insult': Government slammed for having no Irish-speaking minister
Richard Bruton’s lack of Irish annoyed the opposition at Leaders’ Questions in the Dáil today.
# focail dána
Here's a handy guide to swearing as Gaeilge
Just in time for Seachtain na Gaeilge. (Language is quite NSFW.)
# piece of mind
Teenagers to tell politicians what they think about same-sex marriage… as Gaeilge
The second-level students will also discuss global and warming employment matters with the politicians.
Voices
Column: Gaeilge is a part of our culture – how it's taught matters
The poetry, prose and history of the Irish language should be taken out of the current course and put into a separate, optional subject for advanced students – while “Irish Language” should be taught to every student as a core subject, writes Aodhán Ó Deá.
# mamaí mia
VIDEO: Sixth class pupils in Mayo perform Mama Mia as Gaeilge
Lámhs in the air now everyone…
# prátaí
Retro As Gaeilge Crisps of the Day
Tayto have gone right back to the eighties with this one.
# Leaders' Questions
Taoiseach says Croke Park proposals do not target frontline workers
The Taoiseach tells the Dáil it’s not just Gardaí who are being asked to make a contribution to economic recovery.