Gaelic and Irish in Australia – How Different Are They

Rachel’s Ramblings has posted a very interesting article on the difference between the speakers of both languages in Australia.

Read it here!

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Update to “Speaking Our Language” Content

Learn Gaelic have recently added some extras to the “Speaking Our Language” content on their website.  Each episode now includes a listen, and repeat, or “can seo” section, and quiz to aid in learning the materials.

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Oidhche Shàmhach

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Above are four sets of lyrics for the Gaelic version of “Silent Night”.

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12 December 2018 · 06:51

Gun Gàidhlig

It would appear that there are no class times suitable for me this coming term at the Atlantic Gaelic Academy. And, so, I won’t be learning any more Gaelic for 2018.

Here’s hoping there will be suitable times for me to rejoin An Cùrsa Inntrigidh in 2019, so I can finally complete that course.

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A Gaelic map of Scotland « Wee Ginger Dug

Well, I promised you merchandising this year because I have a wedding to pay for and need to make some money.  First up is a Gaelic map of all of Scotland.  I’ve been doing regional maps of p…

Source: A Gaelic map of Scotland « Wee Ginger Dug

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GaelicUSA’s Local Memory and Monuments Project

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Road sign in Hillsborough, North Carolina, commemorating James Hogg who organized a failed migration of Highlanders. Road sign in Hillsborough, North Carolina, commemorating James Hogg who organized a failed migration of Highlanders.

Are Scottish Highland immigrants, communities and historical events remembered in your local area? How are they commemorated, situated and interpreted in your local landscape or built environment? With road signs, building plaques, statues, monuments or other kinds of memorials? Or are there gaping holes in the community memory of the Gaelic immigrant legacy?

Memorial for the Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge, North Carolina, fought during the American Revolutionary War. Memorial for the Battle of Moore’s Creek Bridge, North Carolina, fought during the American Revolutionary War.

GaelicUSA is initiating a “crowd-source” project to collect material from people around the United States about how the story of Scottish Gaels as an ethnic group and as individuals are memorialized in our communities. We will assemble a digital exhibition, available online, from these materials as they come in.

Here’s what we’ll need from you if you’d like to contribute to this initiative:

  1. The URL to an…

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The ‘Great British’ Haggis?

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Great British Haggis

The latest addition to the Stahly haggis family is the Great British Haggis. Made, of course, with the finest traditional ingredients, this modern take on the original Scotch Haggis is dressed to appeal to a wider audience. In a smart new coat of red, white and blue with a subtle hint of tartan to retain its proud Scottish heritage, the new Great British Haggis is a very modern version of a very traditional product.

This company has decided to re-brand the traditional Scottish haggis as ‘British’ haggis, complete with Union Jack. If you would like to send them your feedback, here is their contact link.

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