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# Seachtain na Gaeilge

Last year
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.
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
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.
Poll: How often do you speak Irish?
Seachtain na Gaeilge kicked off on Monday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
These are the gaeilgeoirí you should be following on Insta this Seachtain na Gaeilge
If you need a hand with the cúpla focal.
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.
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.
7 dangerously similar sounding words as Gaeilge
ár nAthair v an nathair
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.
'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.
7 Irish words that don't exist in English
Bit of plámás, be grand.
11 songs that will take you right back to your days in the Gaeltacht
Fadó fadó Éirinn, roimh theacht don nua-aois…
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.
'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.
Here's a handy guide to swearing as Gaeilge
Just in time for Seachtain na Gaeilge. (Language is quite NSFW.)
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.
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.
VIDEO: Sixth class pupils in Mayo perform Mama Mia as Gaeilge
Lámhs in the air now everyone…
Retro As Gaeilge Crisps of the Day
Tayto have gone right back to the eighties with this one.
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.