Tag Archives: Gaeilge
I’ve started taking Irish classes again. It is great to be back at it. My sister found a group near her in Westerly, RI. Last night she started teaching it. I am very impressed with her. This morning I put this map together to see where the Irish language classes in New England are located and where there needs to be some expansion.… Read the rest
My class last night was really strange, but good. It was probably the smallest turn-out yet. Just the hardcore. It seemed everyone had an leabhar. Smug and Mrs Smug were missing and that made a definite impact on the group. Padraig was not there, so it was both classes (my class being three of us) and the remains of the other class all under Bernie’s tutelage.… Read the rest
Been playing around with the 1940 Census for, well, most of the day today. It is not indexed by name yet, which makes it harder than hell to find anything in. First you need a rough idea of where in the city or town that your ancestor lived at the time.… Read the rest
I started attending my first Irish class at the Irish Cultural Center last night. It was really pretty good. I think everyone was very impressed at the turn-out. I stopped counting at 24 students. There were about 6 or 7 “intermediate” students, but they were soon whisked off to a separate room with the head instructor.… Read the rest
I attended my first Lá Gaeilge (Irish Language Day) this past Saturday. It was at Elms College in Chicopee, MA. God, I hate the Mass Pike. But the event was fun for the most part.
It was very interesting hearing a bunch of folks speaking the language in a million different little day-to-day conversations.… Read the rest
Things have been slow at werk of late. Too slow.
I am used to being busy the whole time I am here: 7:30AM to 4PM.
But, lately, things have been just dead.
I won’t have anything to do until 8 or 9, if I get anything, and then I won’t have anything else to do the entire day.… Read the rest