What does shona mean in Irish gaelic?

Answer "Shona" means "happy" or "merry," as in the Irish gaelic phrase "Nollaig Shona," or "Merry Christmas." Bridget Haggerty of the Irish Culture and Customs website offers this pronunciation: "NO-Lihg ... Read More »

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How can I learn irish gaelic?

You may already be aware of Celtic arts, but there are also Celtic languages that are still in use today. Irish Gaelic is one of these, and while it is not common, the only way to keep it alive is ... Read More »

Is the Gaelic language Irish or Scottish?

Gaelic is both Irish and Scottish. In English, the Irish language is usually known as Irish or Gaelic. The Irish Gaelic tongue is closely related to Scottish Gaelic, which came to Scotland in the 4... Read More »

How many people speak Irish or Scottish Gaelic?

Census figures showed 58,552 Scottish Gaelic speakers in 2001, the most recent year for which statistics are available. While Irish speakers number more than 1.5 million, one report indicates that ... Read More »

How did the Irish Republican Army affect Irish History?

The actual Irish Republican Army under Michael Collins waged a campaign against the British which ultimately led to the establishment of the Irish Free State. The IRA later waged a war against the ... Read More »