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Karen Ham (67.160.10.28 - 67.160.10.28)
Posted on Thursday, November 06, 2003 - 12:51 am:   Edit Post Print Post

I was wondering if anyone knows of a place I can order a wall calendar (with pretty pictures) in the Irish language, or in Irish/English?

I'm an EXTREME beginner to Irish, having taken just 7 one-hour classes in Ulster Irish so far. This class is the only thing that I've been able to find in beginning Irish here in the Seattle area.

I think this site will be highly useful to me, but after reading just a few of the postings my brain is already going into meltdown! (I also have Ó Siadhail's book, but it's WAY WAY over my head. Not to mention in a different 'dialect' than the one I'm currently trying to learn! Maybe when I get a little bit further in what I'm taking; then I'll tackle that one...)

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James (199.112.55.122 - 199.112.55.122)
Posted on Thursday, November 06, 2003 - 12:20 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Karen, A Chara:

Keep at the classes. I don't think you can ever replace or substitute good classroom teaching with self-teaching. Don't worry about the dialect, either. Just get some Irish!! The language needs all the speakers it can get...the dialect thing is secondary.

Also, don't discount Ó Siadhail. It may seem "over" your head but the longer you do this stuff the more sense it'll make. I thought I'd never understand the grammar terms and such when I first started. Now it's almost second nature.

I'd also recommend Irish Grammar by McGonagle. Very concise and very useful.

Sorry, I can't do much for you on the Irish Calendar, though. Maybe I'll make that my project on my next trip over!f

Le meas,

James

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Mare (212.239.221.235 - 212.239.221.235)
Posted on Thursday, November 06, 2003 - 07:41 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

A chairde,

For irish books as gaeilghe and cards and diaries, I can recommend Cúpla Focal in Bray - they have online ordering : www.cuplafocal.ie

After two online orders, which were fulfilled with great personal attention via email, I visited their shop on a trip to Ireland, and the people there are really wonderful. I hope they have what you are looking for.

Of course, there are a lot of other online shops and ordering a picture calendar shouldn't be too diifficult :-)

Le meas
Mare(h)

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Karen Ham (67.160.10.28 - 67.160.10.28)
Posted on Thursday, November 06, 2003 - 08:51 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Thank you both. I wish I had enough Gaeilge to dare to try to communicate in it! One of these days...

James, I do have the Irish Grammar book by McGonagle, and it's helped answer alot of questions. I can only deal with looking at it for a little while, though, before my eyes start spinning around in my head. Irish is a very difficult language, but it's just SO fascinating. What keeps me going when I feel overwhelmed is the knowledge of how many people learn English as a second language. That HAS to be harder; I've always thought that having to learn English as an adult would be a nightmare...

Mare, thanks, I will go out to that website in just a little while!

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Seosamh Mac Muirí (193.1.100.104 - 193.1.100.104)
Posted on Friday, November 07, 2003 - 03:32 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Molaim go mór chomh maith le sin, dialann Chúpla Focal.
I also must praise Cúpla Focal for their diary (= dialann), which I seek out each year. I have offers of English language diaries, free, but turn them down annually for dialann Chúpla Focal. I find the Cúpla Focal diary fits the hand easily with it's pliable cover, to which I attach a copy of my fold-up timetable and I'm ready to go for the new year. There are maps of Corcaigh, Baile Átha Cliath and Béal Feirste in the back of it chomh maith, i nGaeilge ar ndóigh. Is mór is fiú é.

Slán go fóill,
Seosamh

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Karen Ham (67.160.10.28 - 67.160.10.28)
Posted on Saturday, November 08, 2003 - 07:00 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

I didn't spot any calendars on their website (that I could recognize!) so I e-mailed www.cuplafocal.ie, and when they replied, they said they didn't have what I wanted; perhaps next year. So if anyone spots anything that sounds right, let me know!

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