Archive for the ‘podchraoladh’ category

Tostal Podcasts

March 29, 2006

This week's podcasting on An tImeall has a strong flavour of Tostal na GaeilgeImeall #105 went up on Monday, and features the music of Aran islands' singer Lasairfhiona Ni Chonaola who gave a concert on Friday night.  Later in the week I'll have a competition to win a copy of Lasairfhiona's latest CD.

Imeall #106 features an interview with Na Gaeil Oga about their campaign for an Irish language interface on mobile phones, including predictive text.  If you wish to support the campaign, text the word gaeilge to 53033.


Baby’s First Mashup

March 9, 2006

My son turns two next month. He speaks English and Irish, but at this stage he doesn’t fully separate the two. This is normal development for a bilingual child. Right now he’s busy acquiring new words in both languages – plenty of time to sort them out later!

It can have some interesting results, like using English words with Irish constructions. Or sometimes mashing words from two languages together to produce something quite new.

Podcast #97 on An tImeall includes a description of his latest bilingual mashup. The Irish word “abhainn” (river) and the English word “flowing” become “flabhainn” (“flouwing” might be a suitable English spelling).

This podcast also includes Bernie‘s Schoolworks Transition Year students, and sets the date for Imeall #100. It will be on the eve of Patrick’s Day, Mar 16th. If you’d like to record a message for the show, these are the options available.

  • Phone (America): (201) 984-3419 (voicemail)
  • Phone (Ireland): (087) 57408056 (voicemail)
  • Skype: imeallach
  • Record MP3 and mail it to
  • Deadline 15th March.

Also, I interview the Irish Language Officer of Clare County Council on the launch of Seachtain an Gaeilge, and did you know that Irish Language video podcasting is well underway in New York? It’s all in Imeall #97!

Interviews with the Podcaster

March 3, 2006

On Wednesday I was interviewed on Raidió na Gaeltachta to celebrate the 100th podcast of An tImeall (which will be sometime in the next two weeks*).  You can hear that interview on Imeall #94.

Imeall #95 has an extract from Seámas Ó Neachtain‘s recent two-part interview with me for his Cumann Carad na Gaeilge podcast from New York.

If you are learning Irish, you may find my Friday podcasts helpful.  Each Friday, my “Blagadóir” (Blogger) column is published in the Irish language daily paper “” (PDF).  It’s also podcast on An tImeall, along with the full text of the article, and links to the sources referenced, most of which are in English.  Today, Imeall #96 discusses the blog coverage of last Saturday’s riots in Dublin.

(* Can’t say for sure when Imeall #100 will be!  Podcasting will be light during the next three weeks.  I think it would be nice to do #100 on St. Patrick’s Day?)

Imeall #93: Seachtain na Gaeilge

February 28, 2006

Seachtain na Gaeilge (Irish week) starts on Saturday.  In today’s podcast I interview the manager of the event, Orla Nic Shuibhne from Conradh na Gaeilge.  Also: Keola goes 100% Hawaiian, and podsafe music from Beatrice Ericsson.

An tImeall #92: Does Google Speak Gaeilge?

February 27, 2006

Apparently not, it appears! In today’s podcast, your correspondent discovers that you can’t put Google Adsense on an Irish language blog! Also discussed are: the Irish Blog Awards, and the associated “geek camp”, and an American blogger who has settled in Dublin seeks an Irish tutor.