193 episodes

Dispatches from a not so dead language. Hosted by Darach O'Séaghdha and The Irish For… @theirishfor (https://twitter.com/Motherfocloir)

Follow the show on twitter @motherfocloir or email us at motherfocloir@headstuff.org

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 20 Ratings

Dispatches from a not so dead language. Hosted by Darach O'Séaghdha and The Irish For… @theirishfor (https://twitter.com/Motherfocloir)

Follow the show on twitter @motherfocloir or email us at motherfocloir@headstuff.org

    #186 | Last Orders - The Residents' Bar

    #186 | Last Orders - The Residents' Bar

    Thank you for your support over the last four years. 




    Thank you for inviting us into your headphones and into your head. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. 




    Thank you to Brian and Kirsten for making each episode look and sound amazing. Thank you to Éimear, Clodagh, Caitlín, Siún and Ola, and all the members of the extended Motherfoclóir family. 




    Thank you to our guests for teaching us so much. Much love to anyone who sent us messages of encouragement. 




    Go raibh míle maith agaibh. 

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    • 1 hr 32 min
    BONUS | Amy Louise O'Callaghan and the Irish Arts Center NYC

    BONUS | Amy Louise O'Callaghan and the Irish Arts Center NYC

    If you follow Darach's Word of the Week project with the Irish Arts Center in New York, you'll have seen the artwork of Amy Louise O'Callaghan - @amylouioc on Twitter, Instagram and Etsy - who reimagines Irish mythology in the style of Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli. More recently she has reimagined the iconography of tarot cards using well-known tales and characters from Irish mythology. She chats to Darach about her influences, her work process, her interest in Japan and her favourite Irish and Japanese words.

    https://irishartscenter.org/event/irish-word-of-the-week-chapter-3

    • 36 min
    #185 | Last Orders - The Grass Beard: Finn Longman and Queer Readings of An Táin

    #185 | Last Orders - The Grass Beard: Finn Longman and Queer Readings of An Táin

    Join us for the final episode of Motherfoclóir, live on Zoom tonight: https://www.patreon.com/posts/55377967

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    Every artistic/visual representation of Cúchulainn presents him as a hulking, ultra-masculine figure. But is this interpretation justified by the text? In the Táin, Cúchulainn is frequently described as a small lad, girly in some ways, a person who has to change his appearance to present as a "normal man" but does not wear this disguise when he does not have to. 




    In today's episode of Motherfoclóir, Darach talks to Masters student Finn Longman about queer readings of the Táin. Once we suspend assumptions about binary genders when considering a work of literature that predates this construction, we are free to engage with the deeper meanings of the Táin. Why is the "pillow talk*chapter only in one version of the Táin? What is the significance of Cúchulainn's relationships with Ferdiad and Laeg? And why does this Irish legend talk about bodies and feelings so much? 

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    • 49 min
    #184 | Last Orders - Motherfoclóir Meets Blindboy

    #184 | Last Orders - Motherfoclóir Meets Blindboy

    Blindboy talks to Darach about the Dictionary of Hiberno-English, and the idea of resistance in language through dialect and satire.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    #183 | Last Orders - 32 Shades of Salach: Romance Novels with Róisín McNally

    #183 | Last Orders - 32 Shades of Salach: Romance Novels with Róisín McNally

    Since Covid, sales of romance novels have shot through the roof, largely on account of the #BookTok hashtag on Tiktok.

    • 58 min
    #182 | Last Orders - Seven Deadly Letters - J, K, Q, W, X, Y, Z

    #182 | Last Orders - Seven Deadly Letters - J, K, Q, W, X, Y, Z

    Dr McEvoy and Mayor Pete assist Darach in a whistle stop tour of the letters J, K, Q, W, X, Y and Z.

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

MattLASchneider ,

Éimear is unreal

Motherfoclóir is a podcast by the author of @theirishfor Twitter account, and explores the Irish language with the same sense of playfulness as that account. This podcast will be perfect for anyone interested in the Irish language, Irish culture, or just language in general.

AnnieCharest ,

Motherfoclóir

Great informative, yet funny, podcast about the Irish language and culture, past and present. Darach and his passionate team prove every week that Irish is not a dead langage, and is still as rich and beautiful as ever. And no need to understand Irish to listen: the podcast is in English and the Irish words used are translated.

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