Email

Spam as Gaeilge

Tá seic do chiste ($ 2.5 milliún) curtha i dtaisce againn trí roinn Western Union tar éis ár gcruinnithe deiridh maidir le do chiste. Níl le déanamh agat ach teagmháil a dhéanamh le Stiúrthóir Western Union, an Dr. Ferdinand Umeh trí sheoladh ríomhphoist, tabharfaidh sé treoracha duit maidir le conas […]

Ireland

Putting Accents on Characters on Mac

Accents, everyone has one but some characters have more than one, and writing them on a Mac can be hard unless you know how. I really only need one type of accent, the “sine fada” in Irish that goes over the vowels. They look like this: á, é, ó, ú […]

Ireland

YOLO NASA you know?

YOLO, an acronym that I’ve only ever heard on Reddit, stands for “You Only Live Once”. Does anyone actually use it in real life? If you’re talking to some young hip Irish person try saying NASA to them. That’s YOLO in Irish! Nil Ach Saol Amhain! They’ll really know what […]

Ireland

Phishing in Irish

Well, this is a surprise. One of my .ie email addresses got a very targeted phishing email. It was so specific that it was actually written in Irish! It wasn’t directed at me, but at a list owner address at linux.ie. I wonder if the spammers know how many Irish […]

Ireland , tv

In The Name Of The Fada

You’ll already know about the Irish version of Jump Around by Des Bishop if you’re a regular reader here, but if you have missed previous episodes, please watch the last episode of “In The Name Of The Fada”. It’s on RTE 1 tonight at 10:15pm. Sky+ is set to record […]

Ireland , Music

Jump Around as Gaeilge

“Léim Thart” le Des Bishop ag canadh ag Oireachtas na Samhna 2007 i gCathair na Mart. It’ll be on RTE 1 tonight on “In the Name of the Fada” at 10:15pm if you want to catch a probably better version. I can barely make out any of the song in […]

Donncha

The origins of my name

A friend emailed me regarding my post about Dingle signage commenting on Eamonn O Cuiv’s surname and how likely it would be for him to change his name to O Caoimh. His email prompted me to search and I found this interesting titbit. An Leiriu Shimpli simplified the Irish spelling […]

When-in-Ireland

Níos Gaelaí ná na Gaeil iad féin

Seachtain na Gaeilge is now over for another year but this year RTE actually featured a tv program I enjoyed. Níos Gaelaí was a four part series which followed 4 immigrants to Ireland as they learned to speak Irish and learn about Irish culture through cooking, sport, music and dancing. […]