An Chéad Nollaig

 

Bhí sneachta ar an talamh,

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bhí réalta mór sa spéir. 

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Bhí aingil Dé ag canadh

Choir of Angels Christmas Ornaments Crochet Pattern
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go raibh Íosa sa mháinséar. 

Holy Family Mini-Nativity oct09
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Bhí na haoirí ar na sléibhte

nuair a chuala siad an scéal.

 

Tháinig na trí ríthe

le hór, túis agus miorr.

School Auction Nativity Set Dec09
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Fadó, fadó i mBeithil,

i stábla dorcha lom, 

rugadh an leanbh Íosa.

An Nollaig a bhí ann. 

 

Muire agus Íosaf,

asal agus bó. 

Ríthe agus aoirí ann

chun ómós a thabhairt dó.

‘Sneachta’

Par un matin enneigé... la lumière se penche... buvant à la source cachée...!!!
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Is maith liom an sneachta,

An sneachta bog bán,

Ag titim, ag titim,

An sneachta bog bán.

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Sneachta, sneachta,

Ag titim, ag titim,

An sneachta ag titim,

Anuas ón spéir.

Snowflakes
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Calóga móra,

Calóga bána,

Ag rince, ag titim,

Ag luascadh san aer.

Flaky Day
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‘Oíche Chiúin’

I (heart) Christmas
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Oíche Chiúin, oíche Mhic Dé,

Cách na suan go héiri an lae.

Dís is dílse ag faire le spéis.

Glór binn aingeal le clos insan aer.

Críost ag teacht ar an saol.

Críost ag teacht ar an saol.

Oíche Chiúin, oíche Mhic Dé,

Aoirí ar dtús a chuala an scéal

Alleluia aingeal ag glaoch

Cantain suairc i ngar is i gcéin.

Críost ár Slánaitheoir féin

Críost ár Slánaitheoir féin

‘Ó, féach an leanbh Íosa sa mhainséar ina luí…’

Nativity
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Ó, féach an leanbh Íosa

sa mhainséar ina luí.

Nativity
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Tá Muire agus Iosaf

‘s na leanaí ag guí.

moonshine @ Breitenbush
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Tá an ghealach…

Orion's Belt And Sword (diffraction spikes)
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is na réalta ag féachaint 

ar an leanbh álainn Íosa

ina luí ar an tuí.

 

Bí linne, a Íosa, bí linne go deo.

Bí linne san oíche, bí linne sa ló.

 

Tabhair grá do na páistí,

tabhair grá dóibh go léir,

 

Tabhair aire do na páistí,

tabhair aire dóibh go léir.

I say a little prayer for you
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Update: Collaborative Project: Comparing Proverbs in Ireland & New Zealand. Using Abair.tcd.ie – The Irish Language Synthesizer

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We are doing a very interesting collaborative project with Mr. Webb’s class, Room Three, Auroa Primary School, Taranaki, New Zealand. We are comparing Irish proverbs and proverbs from New Zealand. You can see the work Mr. Webb’s class is doing HERE. We are going to compare their proverbs with ours and see the similarities and differences. Click on THIS LINK to see the work we have done so far.

Mr. Webb asked us to record the proverbs in the Irish language, so his students could hear them being spoken. We work in a ‘shared area’ in a very busy room and it is hard to record. However before the Halloween break we got received a really useful hint telling us about the speech synthesizer at ABAIR:

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You can find Abair.tcd.ie  HERE . We wrote Irish proverbs into the box on this page and Abair.tcd.ie produced a sound recording of it.

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It was interesting and easy to use. Many thanks to Aonghus for that advice.

Here are the sound recordings we made of the Irish proverbs we had chosen:

A country without a language is a country without a soul (Tír gan teanga, tír gan anam)

Hunger is a good sauce. (Is maith an t-anlann an t-ocras).

A rainy day isn’t a day for children (Ní hé lá na báistí lá na bpáistí).

A beetle recognises another beetle (Aithníonn ciaróg ciaróg eile) in other words ‘It takes one to know one’.

A (real) friend’s eye is a good mirror. (Is maith an scáthán súil charad)

He who is not strong must needs be smart! (An té nach mbíonn láidir ní folláir dó bheith glic)

Everyone is goodhumoured until a cow strays into his garden. (Bíonn chuile dhuine lách go dtéann bó ina gharraí)

 

Teach your Voki Avatar to speak Irish!

Teaching a Voki to speak Irish is fun!

We wanted to teach ours how to say this:

Dia dhuit. Céad míle fáilte romhat! 

Cad is ainm duit? Is mise Seán.

Conas atá tú? Tá mé féin ar fheabhas!

Slán!

We had to write it as it is pronounced:

Dee a gwith. Cade mee le fault teh row at.

Cod iss ann im dit? Iss mish e Shaun.

Cun as a taw too? Taw may fain air owse!

Slawn!

So what does that mean?

Hello. (God be with you) One hundred thousand welcomes.

What is your name? My name is Sean.

How are you? I myself am feeling wonderful!

Bye!

It’s not quite right. But we think we did a good job.

Why not click on this link to check out some of the

other work we have done in Irish.

Seanfhocail: Is maith an scáthán súil charad

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We used this tool from ‘fun effects’ on pho.to.com , the photo editor befunky.com to turn the picture into a sketch and also the graphic design website canva.com to provide a background with text and WE HAD FUN !

In class we NEVER translate Irish into English and perhaps the picture could help you guess what it means, but as we are doing this for our friends in New Zealand, we will tell you that it means A (true) friend’s eye is a good mirror.

Seanfhocail: Bíonn chuile dhuine lách go dtéann bó ina gharraí

EEW! MOO!

 

We used pho.to.com to turn an old photograph of a painting into an ‘oilpainting’, the photo editor befunky.com to add the graphics of the apples and the worm and also the graphic design website canva.com to create the cow from different shapes and a background with text. We enjoyed doing this.

In class we NEVER EVER translate Irish into English and perhaps the picture could help you guess what this proverbs means, but as we are doing this for our friends in New Zealand, we will tell you that it means ‘Everyone is good humoured until a cow gets into their orchard.’ Many Irish proverbs come from a time when raising animals and growing your own food was very important.

Seanfhocail: An té nach mbíonn láidir ní foláir dó bheith glic.

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We used pho.to.com to turn an old photograph of a painting into an ‘oilpainting’, the photo editor befunky.com to add the graphics of the small animal and the bird and also the graphic design website canva.com to create a background with text. We enjoyed doing this.

In class we NEVER EVER translate Irish into English and perhaps the picture could help you guess what this proverbs means, but as we are doing this for our friends in New Zealand, we will tell you that it means ‘He who is not strong needs to be clever.’

Seanfhocail: Ní hé lá na báistí lá na bpáistí

Ní hé lá na báistí lá na bpáistí

We used pho.to.com to turn an old photograph of a painting into an ‘oilpainting’ and the graphic design website canva.com to create a background with text. This was the first proverb we illustrated for a project we are doing.

In class we NEVER translate Irish into English. Can you guess what this proverbs means from the picture? What could it be about? As we are doing this for our friends in New Zealand, we will tell you that it means ‘The day of rain is not a day for children.’ We like the way this turned out.

Greeting someone in Irish: Dia duit! (2)

Dia duit!

 Sancta Trinitas
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Dia ‘s Muire duit!

 Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
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Dia ‘s Muire duit ‘s Pádraig !

St Patrick (Kempe)
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Dia ‘s Muire duit ‘s Pádraig ‘s Bríd !

 St Brigid of Kildare
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Dia ‘s Muire duit ‘s Pádraig ‘s Bríd ‘s Naomh Colmcille

 Colum Cille (St. Columba)
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Seanfhocail: Na Gaoithe

Weather Vane
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An ghaoth aduaidh bíonn sí crua,

Is cuireann sí fuacht ar dhaoine.

Rainy Day Woman.
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An ghaoth aneas bíonn sí tais

Is cuireann sí rath ar shíolta

Trigales / Wheat fields
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An ghaoth anoir bíonn sí tirim

Is cuireann sí sioc istoíche

Crystaline
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An ghaoth aniar bíonn sí fial

Is cuireann sí iasc i líonta.

 muikku fish and fishing net
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As an leabhar "Seanfhocail na Muimhneach" (1926) leis an Seabhac