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jpmartin (proxy.genevaonline.com - 156.46.205.21)
Posted on Saturday, July 21, 2001 - 07:08 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Please translate "Fauch a Ballach". If anyone can help, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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Máire Ní Ógáin (wwwgate161.motorola.com - 62.172.156.90)
Posted on Monday, July 23, 2001 - 07:15 am:   Edit Post Print Post

In Irish, it's "Fág an Bealach." It means "Leave the road" or "Get out of the way." I believe it was a battle cry (the O'Donnells? O'Neills?)

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Seosamh (1cust73.tnt30.nyc3.da.uu.net - 63.42.158.73)
Posted on Monday, July 23, 2001 - 12:32 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Nach trua go mbíonn sé níos éasca teacht ar eolas faoi éidí armais (agus na sluagháin Laidne atá orthu) ná ar sheanchas na teanga. Go raibh maith agat, a Mháire.

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jpmartin (pm3-ppp112.genevaonline.com - 156.46.117.112)
Posted on Tuesday, July 24, 2001 - 01:28 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Seosamh, I cannot understand your post, but believe that you disagree. This is an inscription on a family heirloom which is a ship in a bottle that also has the date 1798. Does that impact your translation. Please reply in english.

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Seosamh (3cust206.tnt48.nyc3.da.uu.net - 63.46.56.206)
Posted on Tuesday, July 24, 2001 - 03:03 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

I accept what Máire contributed to answering your question. I don't disagree at all. In Irish, I was grousing about how difficult the language lore is to come by -- maybe get some discussion going here in Irish on the question.

1798, as I'm sure you know, was the year of risings by Irishmen of both religious traditions against British oppression, inspired in part by the Americans and the French. It is sometimes referred to as the Year of the French because they sent aid to the rebellion. Does the ship fly a French flag?

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