Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Tá mé críochnaithe le an leabhar "The Summer King" de O.R. Melling agus is leabhar maith. Tá Gaeilge i an leabhar seo freisin.

Is maith liom "The Chronicles of Faerie: The Hunter's Moon" agus nil an leabhar seo mealltach.

Monday, February 27, 2006

It must be marching season again..........
The month of March brings out two very different forms of Marching season in Ireland and on this side of the pond! We Irish-Americans know only the happiness and revelry that is St. Patrick's Day month with the various parades, performances and parties.....
In Ireland things are a bit more complicated as can be seen by this weekend's riot in Dublin sparked by an Orange March allowed down O'Connel St. Go here to see a photo journal of the events
Tá súil agam go mbeidh síocháin i éirinn go luath. I also hope one day they will be able to have only the pleasant marches we have here in the States.

Gerry Adams' Fundraising Visa Denied Again by US Administration

The U.S. Special Envoy, Ambassador Mitchell Reiss, has barred Gerry Adams once again from attending a fundraising event unless the party endorses the PSNI [Police Service of Northern Ireland]. This time it is a Friends of Sinn Féin breakfast at the Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C. on the morning of March 16th.

The move by the US Administration is all the more galling and mystifying at this time as policing reform remains the subject of delicate negotiations with the British government, expected to introduce legislation devolving policing and justice to elected officials in the north of Ireland. Something Sinn Fein has been lobbying for.

The IRA moves over the past months in standing down as a military force and totally decommissioning its arms seems to have stimulated the US Administration to punish Sinn Fein.

The IMC [Independent Monitoring Commission], which is neither independent nor monitors anything - it is told what to report by the PSNI , just happens to be visiting the U.S.

Meanwhile, the DUP [Democratic Unionist Party] is opening a US office. There are no plans to ban Ian Paisley from fundraising. The DUP will be rewarded for its tireless efforts to wreck the GFA [Good Friday Agreement] and return to the unacceptable, bloody past.

We must send a powerful message to Ambassador Reiss, the National Security Council, and whoever else is responsible in the U.S. Administration by telling the Bush Administration know we will not tolerate this discriminatory treatment of Irish officials.

Go here to voice your opinion

Monday, February 20, 2006

Famine Church Can Be Destroyed

St. Brigid’s Church in Manhattan’s Lower East Side , which was a refugee for Famine Irish immigrants and has a prominent role in New York immigrant life, is being sold by the Catholic Church to developers after a court ruled that the church can be demolished and replaced with luxury apartments. Efforts to save the church are far from over. "We’re going to keep fighting. This beautiful building could be an Irish center, an Irish museum or an immigration museum. To knock it down to build luxury apartments is a real shame,” said Patti Kelly, a member of the Save St. Brigid campaign. Go to to help.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Is fado, fado, fado ó scríobh mé anseo. Bhí mé gnóthach.

Tá mo ríomhaire briste. Tá mo mhurnán briste aris.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Is fada ó scríobh mé anseo. Bhí mé gnóthach. Téim go dtí bun-rang Gaeilge i Frackville agus rachaidh mé go mean-rang Gaeilge in Allentown an mí seo chugainn. Agus tá pian i mo mhuineál agus mo ghualainn. Tá mé ag dul go dtí doctúir.

Monday, October 10, 2005

Musings on an teanga Ghaeilge

I've been thinking about the Irish languge. It's a great and beautiful language but its also difficult. Its not too hard to read, it's slightly more difficult to listen to (especially if you are a beginner) but why is it so difficult to write?

What makes it so difficult to put English into Irish? Does it get any easier as you go?

Rang Gaeilge

Beidh mo rang Gaeilge Dé Céadaoin. Tá sé bun-rang, tá mé sa mean-rang le Deirdre McFarland ach tá Deirdre ag múineadh an rang i contae Scú Cill, Pennsylvania. Rachaidh mé go an rang Dé Céadaoin. Táim corraithe........ an bhfuil sin ceart? Conas a déarfá excited as Gaeilge?

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Táim ag obair le mo siopa

I'm currently hard at work on my Irish shop and hoping to make some money to help my meager income. I'll post more later.

Mo siopa

I opened a small Irish shop on the web. I'll be adding even more items soon. Check it out.