122 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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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

    119: #119 | Coinín Snámh: Síomha Ní Ruairc Is Keepin’ It Réalt

    119: #119 | Coinín Snámh: Síomha Ní Ruairc Is Keepin’ It Réalt

    Síomha Ní Ruairc, presenter of TG4’s Réalta agus Gaolta, tells Peadar and Darach about how Gaeilge opened doors for her, growing up with Irish in the home and the right amount of boldness.

    • 37 min
    118: #118 | Thirty-Two Carat Gaeilge - Costing and Valuing a Language

    118: #118 | Thirty-Two Carat Gaeilge - Costing and Valuing a Language

    Darach, Clodagh and Peadar welcome Osgur Ó Ciardha back to the Motherfoclóir studio to ask if Irish belonging to all of us actually makes it more precious.

    • 38 min
    117: #117 | The Blue, Blue Grass of Home: Irish in Appalachia with Rebecca Wells

    117: #117 | The Blue, Blue Grass of Home: Irish in Appalachia with Rebecca Wells

    Rebecca Wells, a singer in Nashville, tells the lads about her Appalachian roots and the influence of Irish music on bluegrass and other musical traditions.

    • 40 min
    116: #116 | Don't F*** With Fairy Forts

    116: #116 | Don't F*** With Fairy Forts

    Gearóidín, Peadar and Darach tiptoe around the delicate business of addressing the folk of the otherworld.

    • 47 min
    115: #115 | Nollag-atomi Tower: Motherfoclóir’s Third Christmas Episode

    115: #115 | Nollag-atomi Tower: Motherfoclóir’s Third Christmas Episode

    Darach, Peadar and Gearóidín look at the 2010s as the decade when the Irish language and social media became acquainted with each other, starting with the #sneachta hashtag.

    • 56 min
    114: #114 | The Jesuits Have It All Sewn Up: Dinneen’s Dictionary

    114: #114 | The Jesuits Have It All Sewn Up: Dinneen’s Dictionary

    Peadar and Darach discuss Fr. Patrick S. Dinneen’s game-changing foclóir, a marvel in publishing with two first editions (one on either side of the formation of the Free State). They share some best-loved entries and consider his Brubdignagian feud with Padraig Pears.

    • 47 min

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Best podcast about all things Ireland

Remarkable podcast about the Irish language, and overall all things that make Ireland amazing.

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Very good

One of the best irish podcasts out there
Especially liked #82 very funny and a lot of gaeilge sprinkled fluidly throughout

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