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40 Oireachtas na Gaeilge: A Celebration of Irish Language and Culture – PART 2

March 17, 2008

Episode Guide – Podcast #Oireachtas na Gaeilge: A Celebration of Irish Language and Culture – PART 2

We celebrate the Irish language in song as Emer de Barra talks to us about Oireachtas na Gaeilge. CLICK THE PLAY BUTTON below to listen.

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Show Notes

00:00 Intro

00:40 Safe travels to Liam and any of our listeners who are out and about over St Patrick’s weekend.

01:00 Five podcasts this month.

01:18 Send me an email at

01:40 Add some turf to the fire.

02:08 Irish travel news – the dollar vs. the euro (get the most current exchange rate at

02:38 Money Saving Tips from Episode #34…Part 2 of our interview with Ireland Expert Pat Preston.

02:50 Dublin Guides at , a tip we posted on our TravelBlog last week.

03:08 Emer de Barra from Oireachtas na Gaeilge: Song, Dance, Storytelling.

06:40 Website:

08:15 Spoken in Irish (Gaellic).

08:40 The tradition is extending beyond the Gaeltacht regions.

09:10 Milwaukee Irish Fest.

09:29 Episode #39.

10:09 Warm welcome to Mary in Iowa city, Mike in Paris, Tennessee, Claire in New Hampshire, Frank in Bay City MI, Patricia in Danbury CT, John in Vermont, Christina in Canada and Mary in Oregon.

10:30 Share irish travel or culture 414-455-5473.

10:50 Irish Song: Bean a’ Leanna sung by Mairéad Ní Fhlatharta.

Performers from Milwaukee Irsh Fest:

Brian Ó Cuinneagáin – Sean-Nós Dancer
Meaití Jó Shéamuis – Uilleann Pipes
Johnny Connolly – Melodeon
Éamon Ó Donnchadha – Flute
Gearóid Ó Mórdha – Flute
Ray Mac Mánais – Keyboards
Órla Ní Cheallaigh – Tin Whistle
Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin – Guitar

More information at

Photos in these show notes were taken at Milwaukee Irish Fest 2007.

Irish Language Links from our Best Sites for Dreaming About Ireland list:

TG4 Television –
The words might sound strange, but TG4, Ireland’s Gaelic-speaking television station, now airs their programs on the Internet. Just open the Web TV window and choose a program. If the Irish culture documentaries don’t have you hooked, Ros na Rún, the Irish-language soap opera, will.

Most shows have English subtitles, and who can resist a reality dating show like Paisean Faisean where the eligible bachelors and bachelorettes flirt in Gaelic?

Gael Saire
A showcase of Ireland’s seven Irish-speaking Gaeltacht
areas with colorful regional overviews that include links
for sites, travel and accommodations in both Irish and

Irish & Gaelic Translator
Part Speak & Spell, part dictionary, the Irish Gaelic
Translator provides common Gaelic words and phrases in
three different dialects and offers resources for helping
with English-Irish translations.

Baby Names of Ireland
Yep, an entire website dedicated to Irish names; thank
goodness Angela’s Ashes author Frank McCourt is on
board to reveal the meaning and pronounciation of each

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