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Episodes

22: Hey Girl, Are You An Irish Dictionary?

1/19/2018
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The Irish for a chat-up line is 'briathra meala'. An innocent bystander might be forgiven for thinking that there are two Carl Kinsellas: one, the articulate and outspoken writer with joe.ie... and the other, the High King of Irish pun gags on Twitter. Carl joins Darach and Éimear in the studio in this week's episode and talks about the cheesy bilingual chat-up lines that have made him an internet star. They also discuss the perils of the tinder age and going viral (and give out about...

Duration: 00:21:41


Motherfoclóir #21 | All About Ailbhe

1/12/2018
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“By fifth and sixth year, you’re dreaming in Irish”. It’s a little Coláiste Íosagáin reunion on Motherfoclóir this week as Darach is outnumbered by two past pupils: regular contributor Ola Majekodunmi and special guest Ailbhe Malone, who is Lifestyle Editor at Buzzfeed UK (after stints with NME, Nylon, Heat, the Irish Independent and many others). Ailbhe tells us about moving from an English language primary school to an Irish language secondary school, shares her stories about getting a...

Duration: 00:30:15


Motherfoclóir #20 | Gettin’ Schooled

1/5/2018
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Although it is regularly cited as the reason some people dislike Irish, Peig has been off the school curriculum for so long that we have adult Irish speakers wandering the streets and hills who were born after its removal. One such adult is the effortlessly cool catóg Clodagh McGinley, who you’ll remember from recent episodes. She […] La entrada Motherfoclóir #20 | Gettin’ Schooled se publicó primero en Headstuff.

Duration: 00:22:34


Best of The HeadStuff Podcast Network 2017

12/29/2017
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So here we are, at the end of another year, the 2017th year… can you believe there have already be 2017 years on this planet? Amazing really. Anyway, what we have compiled here is the best of The HeadStuff Podcast Network 2017, short clips from a range of our shows. If something piques your fancy, […] La entrada Best of The HeadStuff Podcast Network 2017 se publicó primero en Headstuff.

Duration: 00:37:05


Motherfoclóir #19 | Nollaig/Yule/Christmas Special

12/22/2017
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Nollaig shona to all our listeners! In today’s very special yuletide special, Gearóidín tells the gang about Christmas in Finland, Peadar gets excited about wrens, Darach dwells on the practicalities of decorating with a toddler and Clodagh reminisces over Sylvanian Families. Please consider supporting one of the charities listed in today’s podcast who are addressing […] La entrada Motherfoclóir #19 | Nollaig/Yule/Christmas Special se publicó primero en Headstuff.

Duration: 00:47:51


Motherfoclóir #18 | An Irish Pronunciation Special: B, M, W

12/15/2017
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“Chomh ramhar le rón – as chubby as a seal” In Germany, BMW (Bayerische Motoren Werke) is pronounced BMV. In Latin, Vs are pronounced as Ws. Humans have been switching these sounds with each other for some time. While neither V nor W are in the traditional 18 letter alphabet, W is so verboten that […] La entrada Motherfoclóir #18 | An Irish Pronunciation Special: B, M, W se publicó primero en Headstuff.

Duration: 00:26:41


Motherfoclóir #17 | The Secret Diary of a Cinnire, Age 16 1/2

12/8/2017
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“Going to the Gaeltacht is like Hogwarts, except instead of magic, you have the magic of Irish” As the author of five YA novels and the presenter of HeadStuff’s Sweet Valley High podcast “Double Love”, Anna Carey knows a thing or two about teen drama. In this week’s episode, she joins Darach and Éimear to […] La entrada Motherfoclóir #17 | The Secret Diary of a Cinnire, Age 16 1/2 se publicó primero en Headstuff.

Duration: 00:27:40


Motherfoclóir #16 | Irish Language Music Collective IMLÉ

12/1/2017
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Language and music are strange bedfellows. A huge factor in our continental cousins’ proficiency in English comes from their consumption of English-language pop culture, especially pop music. However, while English speakers frequently enjoy music in other languages (Sigur Rós, Clannad, that Despacito song), the sung language can be taken merely as another instrument rather than as a […] La entrada Motherfoclóir #16 | Irish Language Music Collective IMLÉ se publicó primero en Headstuff.

Duration: 00:34:31


Motherfoclóir #15 | The Irish for Viral: Clisare

11/24/2017
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Mayo mirthmaker Clare Cullen, better known as Clisare, is the Queen of Irish YouTube. With a staying power not typical in the viral age, she has been delighting her thousands of loyal followers since 2012 with videos such as Stuff Irish Girls Say, the Irish Bucket List and Irish vs. British makeup. She has also […] La entrada Motherfoclóir #15 | The Irish for Viral: Clisare se publicó primero en Headstuff.

Duration: 00:34:08


Motherfoclóir #14 | Ó Mo Dhia, Nach Aisling Ceart í?

11/17/2017
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One of the most recent Irish words to enter common parlance is Aisling – a sensible girl from outside Dublin with an aversion to notions. While the origin of other words based on names are lost in the mists of time, we can trace this one to a popular Facebook group, Oh My God What […] La entrada Motherfoclóir #14 | Ó Mo Dhia, Nach Aisling Ceart í? se publicó primero en Headstuff.

Duration: 00:31:25


Motherfoclóir #13 | She’s A Shoo-In

11/10/2017
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After a ten episode absence, Louth Legend Siún Ní Dhuinn is back at her Motherfoclóir desk in HeadStuff studios. She tells Darach and Clodagh all about As An Nua (her bilingual feminist fashion blog) and Beo Ar Éigean – BAE for short – her fab RTÉ Irish language podcast. There’s laughs, chats, poetry and the […] La entrada Motherfoclóir #13 | She’s A Shoo-In se publicó primero en Headstuff.

Duration: 00:30:49


Motherfoclóir #12 | Is Éireannach Mé

11/3/2017
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Motherfoclóir #12 | Is Éireannach Mé As former British colonies with lots of green on their flags, where St. Patrick is the patron saint and where Guinness is hugely popular, Nigeria and Ireland are countries with plenty in common. In this week’s episode, Ola Majekodunmi talks to Darach and Gearóidín about being a Gaeilgeoir of Nigerian heritage, […] La entrada Motherfoclóir #12 | Is Éireannach Mé se publicó primero en Headstuff.

Duration: 00:21:24


Motherfoclóir #11 | The Motherfoclóir Spooky Halloween Special

10/27/2017
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It’s the spookiest night of the year, so what better time to share some eerie Irish words? Darach, Ola, Gearóidín and Peadar discuss the ancient roots of Samhain, the mysteries of brack and monkey nuts… and discuss regional traditions on this, the Motherfoclóir Spooky Halloween Special! If you’re listening with the smallies, be aware that […] La entrada Motherfoclóir #11 | The Motherfoclóir Spooky Halloween Special se publicó primero en Headstuff.

Duration: 00:29:34


Motherfoclóir #10 | A Song For Ireland: Amhrán na bhFiann

10/20/2017
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National anthems – and the manner in which people observe them – are controversial (linguistically and politically) most of the time, but especially so in 2017. Amhrán na bhFiann is the Irish National Anthem and the world’s best-known Irish language text, even though it was originally written in English. In this week’s episode, Darach chats […] La entrada Motherfoclóir #10 | A Song For Ireland: Amhrán na bhFiann se publicó primero en Headstuff.

Duration: 00:35:08


Motherfoclóir #9 | The Orthographic Depths

10/13/2017
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Regular listeners will be acquainted with team Motherfoclóir member Gearóidín McEvoy by now – ex-translator, constitution buff, Lawyers for Choice volunteer, minority language rights champion, Scandi-phile, Laois woman. What you may not know is that Gearóidín is one of thousands of Irish people with dyslexia. In this episode, she tells Darach all about dyslexia and […] La entrada Motherfoclóir #9 | The Orthographic Depths se publicó primero en Headstuff.

Duration: 00:19:00


Motherfoclóir #8 | The Gaeilgeoir’s Code: Aireamhan

10/6/2017
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Neal Ó Riain is the boy across the road who your Mam compares you to. He literally has a PhD in Astrophysics, a fine job in London and – of course – fluent Irish. However, Neal is sweeter than his native Carlow’s sugar refineries, and gave the world @antainbot (The best bot on Twitter) and […] La entrada Motherfoclóir #8 | The Gaeilgeoir’s Code: Aireamhan se publicó primero en Headstuff.

Duration: 00:25:58


Motherfoclóir #7 | Pop-Up Gaeltacht

9/29/2017
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Pop-Up Gaeltacht is PUG for short. The Irish for a pug is smutmhadra. The Irish for smut is salachar, which is an anagram of “ah rascal”. Darach goes down a wormhole with Peadar Ó Caomhánaigh, one half of the duo behind Pop-Up Gaeltacht. They discuss safe spaces, Gaeltacht bangers, getting the wear, euphonic phonemes and […] La entrada Motherfoclóir #7 | Pop-Up Gaeltacht se publicó primero en Headstuff.

Duration: 00:43:36


Motherfoclóir #6 | The Letter A

9/22/2017
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The letter A (and her saucy sister, Á) are the subject of today’s episode, a pronunciation masterclass with Darach, Peadar, Éimear and Ola . We’ll be meeting cats, boats, cakes, bad weather, terrible puns and showing you where a fada makes all the difference. Check out the rest of the episodes of Motherfoclóir here Follow Motherfoclóir on […] La entrada Motherfoclóir #6 | The Letter A se publicó primero en Headstuff.

Duration: 00:16:27


Motherfoclóir #4 | Brehon vs Bunreacht: Family Law

9/8/2017
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Motherfoclóir #4 | Brehon vs Bunreacht: Family Law The power of words touches all our lives, never more urgently than when those words form laws. In the first of an ongoing series, Darach talks to Eimear (Brehon Badass) and Gearóidín (Constitution Connoisseur) about how differently an area of law is treated in old and modern […] La entrada Motherfoclóir #4 | Brehon vs Bunreacht: Family Law se publicó primero en Headstuff.

Duration: 00:19:29