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Bringing medieval Irish into the classroom with 'A history of Ireland in 100 words'

Thursday, 22 October 2020

After the book and the exhibition, we're now working on educational resources based around extracts from tales, poetry and historical texts composed in the Middle Ages.

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge Blog, Educational Resources

Teaching resources on Medieval Ireland

Tuesday, 20 October 2020

RIA author Máire Ní Mhaonaigh on how to inspire pupils with stories of women in Medieval Ireland, of the Otherworld and Viking names.

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge, Educational Resources

A voyage of the mind

Friday, 16 October 2020

In this episode of Spreading the Words we learn about Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill's use of the word immram.

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

The importance of the mighty bull

Saturday, 10 October 2020

Why does the Irish word 'tarbh' indicate strength in compound words? Find out in today's episode of Spreading the Words, a new podcast by the authors of 'A history of Ireland in 100 words'.

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

Important notice in relation to Covid-19

Tuesday, 6 October 2020

Updated Tuesday, 06 October: Following the Government's guidelines and the Plan for Living with Covid-19 we have closed Academy House. There will be no access to Academy buildings for staff, Members...

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Curriculum-linked primary and post-primary lesson plans based on A history of Ireland in 100 objects

Tuesday, 6 October 2020

These teaching resources have been designed to be both stimulating to students and integral to the relevant school curriculum.

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What sound is a sure sign of winter?

Friday, 2 October 2020

Find out in today's episode of Spreading the Words, a new podcast by the authors of A history of Ireland in 100 words.

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

In clabber to the knees

Tuesday, 29 September 2020

How old is the Irish word clábar and when did it first appear in Hiberno-English? Find out in this episode of Spreading the Words.

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge Blog

Special discount on all publications and stationery for Culture Night

Monday, 21 September 2020

We may be closed to the public but you can still enjoy 25% off all purchases from our webshop - extended to midnight Wednesday 23 September

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An edible purple seaweed

Friday, 18 September 2020

A word dear to Seamus Heaney, how does 'dulse' feature in medieval Irish law, literature and medicine?

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

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