Irish Gaelic is usually just called Irish
; usually Gaelic
means Scots Gaelic, a cousin language that is close, but not identical. The spelling was standardized in the 20th century, but the pronunciation wasn't, so there will be regional differences--there are at least three major dialects in Ireland. More on that another time.
But now, enough Irish for the chat room. No, there aren't many Irish speakers in the LiveIreland chat room, but some of us do like to use a touch of the… Continue
Added by Cathy Jo on October 23, 2007 at 15:32 —
Yesterday was my birthday and what better way to spend it then to go for a hike?! I donned a nice pair of jeans instead of the loin cloth (sorry dabh and chip) and headed out to Cooper's Rock for a bit of exercise before I stuffed my face with cookie cake and pot pie. I don't think I would want to be anywhere else in the world then in WV in the autumn. The colors are absolutely amazing! Sadly I had to lower the image quality so I could put the pictures on the site but you guys get the jest.… Continue
Added by Sheena on October 22, 2007 at 19:25 —
We moved the show to the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts in Dover (an elegantly refurbished movie theatre) for the final production on Saturday, Oct. 20 - We were in there from noon until 10 PM, rehearsing, setting the stage, rigging sound & lights, going over entrance and exit routes, etc., etc. - a grueling day..!! It all turned out to be worth it, though, as we sold out the orchestra section and a few balcony seats..!! The director said we may actually have made… Continue
Added by Dabhoch on October 22, 2007 at 15:26 —
Back in 2001, my Irish language teacher came up with the idea of our Gaelic League group sponsoring a cultural tent at the Dublin Irish Festival. He wanted a Wake House, a place where we could recreate the wakes of days gone by with music, stories, craic...you get the idea. Well, I volunteered to create the "corpse"--a stuffed body that my kids dubbed "Grandpa Lumpy" and I made up a tombstone (foam, a magic marker and some stone-look spray paint). After a bit of research, I also worked up a… Continue
Added by Cathy Jo on October 21, 2007 at 21:34 —
Okay, so I finally found this place (yeah, I know..it's still beta, but beta is better than nada!) when I found a few round tuits, I'll try to write more.
Added by Cathy Jo on October 21, 2007 at 20:45 —
For those of you not familiar with it...to begin with, Dublin is a suburb of Columbus, Ohio, but a city in its own right with a population of over 30,000. The festival began in 1987, celebrating the 1000th anniversary of the founding of the city of Baile atha Cliath (that's the real
Dublin!) and the first anniversary of Dublin, Ohio becoming a city (up from a village). The 2007 festival hit attendance records with over 93,000 visitors (more than 50,000 on Saturday alone!) and we had a… Continue
Added by Cathy Jo on October 21, 2007 at 20:45 —
my brother sent this in my email, hilarious and too true!
New Chemical Element
The recent hurricanes and gasoline issues are proof of the existence of a
new chemical element. A major research institution has recently announced
the discovery of the heaviest element yet known to science.
The new element has been named Governmentium. Governmentium (Gv) has one
neutron, 25 assistant neutrons, 88 deputy neutrons, and 198… Continue
Added by Ferris on October 21, 2007 at 9:00 —
It's good to be back with my LI family...it's been awhile. Anyone who has spent any time in our chat knows that we become just like family to each other, sharing joys and heartaches and many laughs together. There are many talented people who come chat with each other. if you havent tried...by all means go and check it out and I believe you will see as I do that the hearts of the world gather there for friendship and a great deal of craic!
Added by Allison (Allie) on October 17, 2007 at 18:43 —
HI ALL JUST JOINING HERE BY THE REQUEST OF MY FRIEND ERIN...SO NICE TO BE HERE AND LOOK FORWARD TO THE JOINING OF MORE MEMBERS AND THE GREAT MUSIC.
Added by Robert Hodgins on October 17, 2007 at 2:00 —
Well, here are a few:…
Added by Dabhoch on October 16, 2007 at 2:43 —
Well, my first time blogging -
"The Hobbit" opened Saturday and the crowd was nearly a sellout..!!! The director said it was the first time the Children's Theatre EVER sold balcony seats..!! Dress rehearsal on Thursday was a train wreck, Friday's rehearsal went much better - and, as often is the case, the MAGIC happened on Saturday - the kids were absolutely phenomenal..!! (and the old man remembered almost all his lines and cues)
Then - guess what..?? Sunday afternoon, we did… Continue
Added by Dabhoch on October 15, 2007 at 20:22 —
Hi all !
Well that was a surprise, i'm happy i checked in yesterday on the radio !
I wish this site a long life and can't wait to see here the usual suspects, apart from those already signed in. I promise i'll check back everyday (the privilege of being self-employed), and do my best to keep it fun and alive.
I already have 2 other blogs running so i may not write a real blog on here BUT i'll comment and answer anything and upload… Continue
Added by Evolaine on October 15, 2007 at 15:13 —
I havent been online that much due to some really busy Issues and now i get back in here and this page is up!!!!!!
All i can say...Great work so far.
Hope to see more of new entries....:D
Added by Ferris on October 15, 2007 at 13:49 —
Seeing that I work most of the night and stay up until the wee hours of the morn, I don't get to chit chat as much as I would like to all you lovely IRC people. What better way to update you on my lack of activity then here on my blog. Today was my mother's birthday and what better way to start my day then to call her and remind her that she is officially one year older then last year and sing very badly to her!!! ;op Better news, I finally broke down and bought myself a new digital camera. I… Continue
Added by Sheena on October 13, 2007 at 9:06 —