Thursday, 20 August 2015

McCain's Corner: Epigenetics

McCain's Corner: Epigenetics: Epigenetics is the study, in the field of genetics, of cellular and physiological phenotypic trait variations that are caused by external o...

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Ohio Celt Fest, August 7-9

The 4th Annual Ohio Celtic Festival

Welcome to the Ohio Celtic Festival! We'll feature some of the very best in Celtic music, dance and our children's stage will feature lots of activities and shows for the children.
Of course there's food and beverages in abundance for all ages, and some new events that we're working on. Once again we'll bring you some exciting new musical groups some making their first visit to the greater Cleveland area. New entertainment and features are being added, so we hope you'll check back often. Like us on facebook to stay informed.
Our mission is to once again bring you a festival where the whole family can enjoy themselves at a very reasonable price. We hope you'll spend a day with us and enjoy some of the music, song, and dance, not only from our Irish heritage but also from around the world.

Want to Volunteer?
Lots of fun (and perks!) if you volunteer at the event. Email for more information.

Link:  Ohio Celt Fest

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Gaeltacht Week in Ontario 1 August

Summer Gaeltacht Immersion Week


  Síona Ní Dhufaigh          Laura Ní Mháille      Deirbhle Ní Dhubhghaill
WHEN:                 9 – 16 August 2015
WHERE:               Gaeltacht Thuaisceart an Oileáin Úir
298 Gilmore Road, Tamworth, Ontario, K0K 3G0, Canada

COST: Full Week $325 Can (including meals).  Ask about child and family rates.
1.      Camping on Site: $7/night
2.      B&B contact Dorothy Burley
3.      (ask for special rate)
BROCHURE: Click Here
CONTACT: Aralt Mac Giolla Chainnigh, , (613) 731-1857
Stiofán Mac Thréinfhir, , (613) 379-8921

Saturday, 25 July 2015

McCain's Corner: Anglicized Surnames; the many forms of John

McCain's Corner: Anglicized Surnames; the many forms of John: Knowing the Gaelic form of our surnames is a very helpful in genetic genealogy research.  There are many surnames in Ireland and Scotla...

Friday, 24 July 2015

McCain's Corner: An Ruaille Buaille

McCain's Corner: An Ruaille Buaille: an tábhairne Tagann an pótaire seo isteach sa tábhairne agus labhraíonn sé le fear an tí.  "Gloine uisce beatha go gasta, le do t...

Thursday, 23 July 2015

McCain's Corner: Mo Shinsir Gaeil

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Friday, 17 July 2015

Fulbright Irish Language Teaching Program

A Chairde,
Dia Daoibh ó Choimisiún Fulbright na hÉireann!
Lisa Nic an Bhreithimh here, the Awards Manager of the Commission. We hope you are all well. Along with our new Executive Director at the Commission, Dr Dara FitzGerald, I will be working with those of you interested in hosting a Fulbright FLTA this year at your immersion days and weekends.
As you know, with support from the Irish government, the Fulbright Commission sends Irish Language FLTAs to teach Irish at US higher education institutions. For the 2015-2016 academic year we will have 9 FLTAs at the following institutions:
1.              Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.
2.              Davidson Community College, North Carolina
3.              Drew University, Madison, NJ / New York University, New York, New York
4.              Elms College, Chicopee, Massachusetts
5.              Idaho State University, Boise, Idaho
6.              University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut
7.              University of Montana, Missoula, Montana
8.              University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana
9.              Villanova University, Philadelphia, PA 
You will notice that we now have two new institutions on board- Idaho State University and Davidson Community College, which may be closer to home for some of you, and thus a more cost-effective way for you to host an FLTA.
So that we can endeavour to send an FLTA to all of you who would benefit from their assistance, I would appreciate your returning the attached application form by Friday 7th August 2015 if you are interested in hosting a FLTA for one of your Irish language programs. 
The Commission will cover the FLTA’s travel and an honorarium and as is tradition, the host organization would cover his/her accommodation / meals during the teaching period where at all possible.
I look forward to hearing from you and providing you with further updates of our Irish language awards and activities in due course.
If you have any further queries about this please don’t hesitate to contact me!
Beir bua!
Lisa Nic an Bhreithimh
Awards Manager
The Fulbright Commission
Brooklawn House
Shelbourne Road
Dublin 4
Cuirtear fáilte roimh chomhfhreagras i nGaeilge i gcónaí
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Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Saturday, 4 July 2015

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Irish Traditional Music, Dance, and Singing even in Canada

Céad Míle Fáilte Romhaibh
1000 Thousand Welcomes
WHEN: This Sunday (28 June 2015), 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: The North American Gaeltacht, Tamworth/Erinsville, Ontario

ENTRY FEE: $10, students $5, children under 12 free
Aralt Mac Giolla Chainnigh
2526 Alta Vista Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
K1V 7T1

Saturday, 20 June 2015

McCain's Corner: Autosomal DNA Test Sale

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Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Sean Nós Workshop... Win a Trip to Ireland

WHAT: Sean Nós Singing Workshop
WHERE: Days Inn, 33 Benson Street, Kingston, Ontario
WHEN: Saturday, 27 June 2015
TIME: Session #1: 11:00 a.m. – 13:00 p.m.; Session #2: 14,00 – 16:00 p.m.
COST: Included in Full Registration for Oireachtas Gaeilge Cheanada, or $10/session

The sean nós winner at Oireachtas Gaeilge Cheanada (26 – 28 June 2015) receives a trip to Ireland to compete in Oireachtas na Gaeilge (27 October – 1 November 2015)
Máirín Uí Chéide:
Máirín was born in Leitir Móir, Conamara, into a family with a long line of poets and singers.  She won the Corn Uí Riada prior to emigrating to Boston in 1986.   She has taught the Irish language and Sean Nós singing for many years.  She has an Irish language radio show on WNTN, every Saturday, as part of the “Sound of Erin” team.  She has performed before former-President Clinton, as well as various foreign dignitaries.
Meaití Jó Shéamuis:
Meaití is from Na hAille in Connemara, Co. Galway, and is a well-known and respected figure in music circles throughout this country and further afield.  He is an acclaimed sean-nós singer, and won Corn Uí Riada, the All-Ireland sean-nós competition, in 2001.  He is also a skilled instrumentalist, and plays flute and uilleann pipes.
Mícheál Newell:
Michael Newell is from Ros Muc Connemara, and is currently living in Boston.  He is a two time winner of Corn Mhic Concharraige, the highest distinction for sean nós singing in North America.  He has represented Gaeltacht Thuaisceart an Oileáin Úir at Oireachtas na Gaeilge in Ireland. 
CAD: Ceardlann Amhránaíochta ar an Sean Nós
CÁ hÁIT: Days Inn, 33 Benson Street, Kingston, Ontario
CATHAIN: Dé Sathairn, 27 Meitheamh 2015
AM: Seisiún #1: 11:00 r.n. – 13:00 i.n.; Seisiún #2: 14,00 – 16:00 i.n.
COSTAS: San Áireamh le Pacáiste Iomlán, Oireachtas Gaeilge Cheanada, nó $10/seisiún

Faigheann buaiteoir amhránaíochta ar an sean, Oireachtas Gaeilge Cheanada (26 – 28 Meitheamh turas go hÉirinn chun páirt a ghlacadh in Oireachtas na Gaeilge (27 Deireadh Fómhair – 1 Samhain 2015)
Máirín Uí Chéide:
Rugadh i  Leitir Móir í, de shliocht fada filí agus amhránaithe.  Bhuaigh sí Corn Uí Riada roimh dhul ar imirce go Bostún i 1986.  Tá sí ag múineadh na Gaeilge agus amhránaíocht ar an Sean Nós le fada.  Tá clár raidió ar WNTN as Gaeilge aici, achan Satharn mar chuid d’fhoireann “Sound of Erin”.  Chan sí amhráin d’Iar-Uachtarán Clinton agus uaisle ón gcoigríoch.
Meaití Jó Shéamuis:
As na hAille i gConamara do Mheaití, amhránaí a bhfuil aithne go forleathan air i measc lucht an cheoil ar fud na hÉireann agus thar lear.  Is fonnadóir den scoth é.  Thug sé Corn Uí Riada leis i 2001.  Lena chois sin is ceoltóir sciliúil é ar an bpíb uilleann agus ar an bhfeadóg mhór.
Mícheál Newell:
Is as Ros Muc, Conamara é, agus é ina chónaí i mBostún faoi láthair.  Is buaiteoir faoi dhó é do Chorn Mhic Concharraige, an gradam is mó amhránaíochta ar an sean nós i Meiriceá Thuaidh.  Rinne sé ionadaíocht ar Ghaeltacht Thuaisceart an Oileáin Úir ag Oireachtas na Gaeilge in Éirinn. 
Máirín Uí Chéide

Meaití Jo Shéamuis

Micheál Newell

Aralt Mac Giolla Chainnigh
2526 Alta Vista Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
K1V 7T1

Sunday, 14 June 2015

McCain's Corner: Increasing Use of SNPs in Genetic Genealogy

McCain's Corner: Increasing Use of SNPs in Genetic Genealogy: This update will address the growing importance of SNP testing in genetic genealogy.   We have now reached the point that SNPs are relative...