Category: Gaeilge

OK, here’s how it started, at least the Irish Gaelic part.

One of the requirements of our Master of Arts in Hawaiian Language and Literature program is that students travel to a place where the native language faced perpetuation issues, such as those we face with Hawaiian. My original plan was that after acceptance into the MA program I would talk my way out of the requirement, and find some kind of research project to do. However, after thinking about it and doing a little online research on the state of the Irish language, and looking at it as a bit of a pilgrimage to the land of my own ancestors,…

I found the Slugger O’Toole weblog via Karlin’s.

I have paid less attention to Northern Ireland than the Republic, and found Slugger to be very enjoyable. There was an interesting and intelligent discussion going on there regarding the state of Irish language in Dublin, which of course was rudely interrupted by someone whose time would be better spent improving his own English, rather than criticizing other people’s choice of language.

Funding announced for University Education through Irish

The President of NUI Galway welcomed the announcement on Monday (3 November), of funding of EUR 1 million over three years, to support the special Academy being established by the University for teaching through Irish. Congratulations. Our College of Hawaiian Language teaches all upper division and graduate classes through Hawaiian.

Irish Studies Online!

I was stoked to find this site online, and plan to investigate it further. With my the receipt of my MA in Hawaiian Language and Literature just around the corner, I’m looking for a new mountain to climb. This looks like small mountain, but maybe just a warmup. I’m really want to get back to Ireland for an extended stay, maybe up to a year, to continue study of the language, and also study the efforts being made to assure the perpetuation of Irish Gaelic. All signs point toward National University of Ireland at Galway, and coincidentally it is through…

Back To Top