Wednesday, January 30, 2013

News items for 30 Eanáir

Céard? 17 words from modern Ireland, in Irish
January 26, 2013

The latest edition of the official English-Irish dictionary was formally launched this week – and was marked by the relaunch of, its official website run by Foras na Gaeilge.

The modern dictionary – the first update since 1959 – includes a series of new words, like a formal Irish translation for ‘tweet’ among others.

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VIDEO: The Hunger Games gets an Irish makeover
January 27, 2013

The Hunger Games as Gaeilge? How would that work?

Twenty-three Sixth Class pupils at Gaelscoil Nás na Ríogh took up the challenge before Christmas and came up with some impressive results.

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Film-maker Éamon de Buitléar dies
January 28, 2013

The death has taken place of the wildlife film-maker, conservationist and former Senator, Éamon de Buitléar.

He was 83 and died at his home in Delgany, Co Wicklow on Sunday night.

Ireland's best known independent wildlife film-maker since the 1960s, Éamon de Buitléar also promoted the Irish language and traditional music.

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VIDEO: Want to take a trip around Dublin city in 1965? Now you can…
January 29, 2013

If you have ever wanted to see what Dublin was like back in the 1960s, now you can.

This incredible 10-minute video of a bus driver journeying around the capital in 1965 is something very, very special.

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