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Irish language and poetry

Hopefully getting as famous as Ferris´ Irish Folk Musik group, I´m starting this group for everything about Irish language and poetry. For native speakers same as for the interested or appreciator in Irish poetry and language. Welcome !

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Latest Activity: Oct 10, 2013

An Ghaeilge - The Irish language

This is my entry post for this new found group.
It´s an Irish language poem about the Irish language itself.
It´s posted in Irish and English language:

An Ghaeilge

Is mise an Ghaeilge
Is mise do theanga
Is mise do chultúr
D'Úsáid na Filí mé
D'Úsáid na huaisle
D'Úsáid na daoine mé
is d'Úsáid na lenaí
Go bródúil a bhí siad
Agus mise faoi réim.

Ach tháinig an strainséir
Chuir sé faoi chois mé
Is rud ní ba mheasa
Nior mhaith le mo chlann mé
Anois t'acuteim lag
Anois t'acuteim tréith
Ach fós táim libh
Is beidh mé go beo.
Tóg suas mo cheann
Cuir áthas ar mo chroí
Labhraígí mé
Ó labhraígí mé!
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The Irish Language

I am Irish
I am your language
I am your culture
The poets used me
The nobles used me
The people used me
and the children used me
Proud they were
And I flourished

But the stranger came
He suppressed me
Something worse than that was
my own people rejected me
Now I am weak
Now I am feeble
But still I am with you
and I will be forever.
Raise up my head
Put joy in my heart
Speak me
Oh speak me!

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Comment by Jennifer Allison Liffey on April 15, 2008 at 5:39
Go Raibh Maith Agat !
Comment by Peter on March 25, 2008 at 16:12
Dia dhuit. Ba mhaith liom your group, go raibh míle maith agat.
Slán.
Pete.
 

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