Monthly Archives: November 2013

An incomplete letter

This letter replies to Fleming’s letter of 19th December, and where unclear the original query will be given in italics. Castlelyons Co. Cork 21st December. 1917 My dear Fr. Richard Your letter has just come to hand and your questions … Continue reading

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Six letters to Risteárd Pléimeann

Castlelyons, Co. Cork 8th October 1917 Dear Fr. Richard You remember that question you asked me about ná, i.e. would ní do. Tadhg and Donnchadh were talking about people who work terribly hard to make money and have no comfort … Continue reading

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An interesting letter

Castlelyons, Co. Cork. Aug. 25th 1917 My dear Fr. Richard I suppose I must have sent you back Beasley’s Book. But it does not matter. I can answer these questions without it. (1.) I would not. I would have said … Continue reading

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A letter to Risteárd Pléimeann

Caisleán Ua Liatháin Cae. Chorcaí. 7. VII. 1917. A Athair Risteárd a mhic ó, Tháinig chúm mar aduart do dhá leitir. Tá an Ghaelainn go hana-mhaith iontu. Mar sin féin ní mór dom roinnt nithe beaga do thispeáint duit. (1.) … Continue reading

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PUL on Ár nDóithin Araon

Castleyons, Co. Cork. Oct 22nd 1916 A Athair ghil agus a dhalta ghil, I have just got from Browne and Nolan a copy of the little book Ár nDóithin Araon. Look at page 3 of the little book. In line … Continue reading

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PUL to Pléimeann

Dear Fr. Fleming I just found this now. You are the only person who can understand it. Hope you got home all right— Yours etc Peter O’Leary Aug. 13th 1917

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Another reply from PUL to Pléimeann

Replies given by PUL scribbled on a letter from Risteárd Pléimeann dated 1 December 1917. PUL’s comments are in regular font. I find you say is mó a chuirfidh sé d’áthas orm ná… and cuirfidh sé níos mó áthais orm … Continue reading

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The clowns who bring their children up with bad Irish

Learning Irish is, in the eyes of many, a form of participation in a campaign to make Irish a Gaelic-speaking country once again. It is not an academic subject as such, more a political movement. This is why statutes and … Continue reading

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Points made by PUL to Risteárd Pléimeann

Replies given by PUL scribbled on a letter from Risteárd Pléimeann dated 19 December 1917. PUL’s comments are in regular font. p98 Paragraph 4 mo náire agus mh’aithis My shame and my disgrace it is. Mh’ is only a usage. … Continue reading

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PUL’s letters to Risteárd Pléimeann

13. Caisleán Ua Liatháin Cae. Chorcaí 31. XII. 1917 Mórán de bhliantaibh nua fé mhaise chút, fé mhaise agus fé áthas! Tá builcín eile den leabhar “Críost Mac Dé” againn á chur chút amáireach. Do chara Peadar Ua Laoghaire. 20. … Continue reading

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