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  • irishtimes.com - Posted: March 3, 2012 @ 10:31 am

    Stoite Nua

    Pól Ó Muirí

    Thóg an fear seo teach
    (le hairgead nach raibh aige)
    Is an fear úd
    Claí nó fál
    (Nár chríochnaigh sé)
    A mhair ina dhiaidh
    Is a choinnigh a fhiacha buan.

    • John O'Driscoll says:

      The man took his house
      (No money had he)
      That man yonder
      Ditch (dyke?) or hedge
      (He has not completed/has no boundary(?)
      A life in God
      He sees is the permanent price.(?)

      Shoulda stayed awake and listened to Peig.

    • Cait says:

      Ní thuigim a Phól, cén fáth a bhfuil tú mar an eagarhóir Gaeilge ar an pháipéar is mó cáil in Éireann ach mar sin fhéin, nuair a chuirtear ceist ort faoin teanga deireann tú: I always look forward to Seachtain na Gaeilge. It is the one week in the year when I never speak Irish. After all, I roll the language rock up the hill for the other 51 weeks and do not see why I should bother when the summer soldiers and Johnny-come-latelys all begin to annoy me to death and start their sentences with: “How do you say in Irish . . .?” I am sorry, but you mistake me for someone who gives a francach’s tóin.”… Sílim go mba cheart go mbeidh an fonn agus an splanc chun an teanga a spreagadh an méid is féidir ag eagarthóir ghaeilge na Irish Times, nach ceapann tú???


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