A taste of Gaelic …. An Dùbhlachd – December

Unlike in English, the months in Gaelic are preceded by the word ‘the’ and as you would expect, are linked to describing that particular time of year. ‘An Dùbhlachd’ (pronounced ‘an doolachk’ with the ‘ch’ as in ‘loch’) means the ‘darkness’ or ‘blackness’ and of course refers to … Read More

November – An t-Samhain

November marks the end of the Celtic summer and the beginning of winter with An t-Samhain being the Gaelic word for the month and this time of year. This relates to the seasonal transition that was marked with the festival of Samhainn (pronounced soween – ‘sow’ as in … Read More

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