March 23rd, 2007

Windycon09

"Putting the Gay in Gaeilge! ;-) "

Blag Shomhairle. If Irish is truly a living language, you have to be able discuss contemporary issues using it.

With a subtitle like that I was surprised to see picture of a clergyman in the Saint Patrick's Day post. On closer examination the discussion appears to be about the Church of Ireland (Anglican), rather than the Roman Catholic Church. If I can find the time this weekend (hah!) I will try to figure out what it is saying. There a picture of a book with the title Leabhar na hUrnaí Coitinne. A quick look at my Irish Dictionary confirmed my guess that this was the Book of Common Prayer. Quite a change from when what was then the Church of England in Ireland was trying to eradicate the Irish language.