Tag Archives: Scottish Gaelic

The month of maggots and flies

Tha Ruairidh MacIlleathain a’ mìneachadh mar a fhuair “An t-Iuchar” ainm. Tha eadar-theangachadh Beurla às dèidh na Gàidhlig. Roddy Maclean tells us about the history behind the Gaelic name for ‘July.’ An English translation follows below the Gaelic. Mìos nan … Continue reading

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Astonishing facts about place names – folklore of the Gaels.

This blog explores part of the rich folklore of the Gaels and the importance of the Gaelic heroines of Scotland and Ireland in the naming of places.  A must read.… An English translation is below Gaelic text. Na Dùin a … Continue reading

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Oidhche Shamhna… the original Halloween

Saoil a bheil fios aig mòran gur e rud Albannach a bh’ ann an Oidhche Shamhna bho thùs? B’ e fèis Ceilteach a bh’ ann a’ comharrachadh deireadh an fhoghair agus tòiseach a’ gheamhraidh, ged a tha freumhan na fèise … Continue reading

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