Saturday, 2 January 2016

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

An Irish Christmas Present, Finding the McCains

day, December 15, 2015

An Irish Christmas Present, Finding the McCains


Mongavlin Castle, Donegal, Ireland
A wonderful read that covers 40 years of travel in Ireland; it includes stories and insights into the relationship between Diaspora and Homeland and reconnecting with one’s cultural roots; it tells the history of Highland Gaels and their migration to Ireland in the 1500s; it is mystery story solved using Y chromosome DNA testing and an excellent guide for families on how DNA testing to locate their family in Ireland and Scotland and uncover their real history.   Available on Amazon in time for Christmas:  Finding the McCains, a Scots Irish Odyssey
 
McKane's Corner, Stranorlar, Co. Donegal
 
 
Ivar Canning & Donovan McCain at the Auglish Standing Stones, Co. Derry

Sunday, 29 November 2015

Sunday, 18 October 2015

McCain's Corner: Iníon Dubh

McCain's Corner: Iníon Dubh: Iníon Dubh (said, Nee-an doo) is one of the most remembered and beloved heroines in Irish history.  Iníon Dubh was her pet name which means ...

Sunday, 27 September 2015

McCain's Corner: BBC Ulster, the Kist o' Wurds program

McCain's Corner: BBC Ulster, the Kist o' Wurds program: Barry R McCain on the Thacker Mt Trail My BBC interview will be on today, evening in the UK, at 1:30 PM (13:30) on BBC Ulster Radio.  Th...

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

McCain's Corner: Celtic Life Internation Magazine

McCain's Corner: Celtic Life Internation Magazine: A note to one and all; there is a review of my new book Finding the McCains in the October 2015 edition of Celtic Life magazine. Th...

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 volunteer@ohiocelticfest.com 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


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FINAL ANNOUNCEMENT: DEADLINE, SATURDAY 1 AUGUST 2015
GUEST INSTRUCTORS FROM MAYO IRELAND:
  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.
ACCOMMODATION:
1.      Camping on Site: $7/night
2.      B&B contact Dorothy Burley http://tamworth.ca/?page_id=301
3.      (ask for special rate)
BROCHURE: Click Here
FURTHER INFORMATION: Click Here
WEBSITE: www.gaeilge.ca
CONTACT: Aralt Mac Giolla Chainnigh, kenny-h@rmc.ca , (613) 731-1857
Stiofán Mac Thréinfhir, stephen.rayner@bell.net , (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

McCain's Corner: Mo Shinsir Gaeil: an scríobhnoir i nDún na nGall Bhí suim agamsa i mo shinsir Gaeil nuair a bhí mé thart ar 12 blain d'aois, nuair a bhí mé ag léamh ...

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
 
 
Lisa Nic an Bhreithimh
Awards Manager
The Fulbright Commission
Brooklawn House
Shelbourne Road
Dublin 4
Ireland
 
 
Cuirtear fáilte roimh chomhfhreagras i nGaeilge i gcónaí
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Tuesday, 7 July 2015