Comórtas Físín

Tá ríméad orm a roinnt libh gur bhuaigh mé Comórtas Físín 2022!

Our mission is simple, to foster the making of short films in Irish, our winners’ successes over the years and the testimonials from past entrants inspire our work

Is é is aidhm dúinn ná déanamh gearrscannán as Gaeilge a chothú. Spreagann dul chun cinn ár mbuaiteoirí ins na comórtais go dtí seo,  agus teistiméireachtaí ón ár rannpháirtithe ár saothar.

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An teideal atá ar an bpíosa ná An Cailín Aimsire.

Mná aiteacha, is ann dúinn anois agus b’ann dúinn i gcónaí, cé nach minic a insítear ár scéalta. Tá an t-ádh liomsa go bhfuil cead agam labhairt go hoscailte faoi mo mhianta agus ba mhaith liom an scannán seo a dhéanamh ar son na daoine a tháinig romhainn b’fhéidir nach raibh an tsaoirse sin acu.

Míle buíochas le lucht eagraithe na féile, is deis iontach é seo agus táim ar bís tabhairt faoi.

Agus buíochas le Helen Ní Shé a labhair liom ar An Saol Ó Dheas inné faoin scannán. Is féidir leat éisteacht siar leis ar shuíomh RTÉ anseo.

Bone and Marrow/Cnámh agus Smior: An Anthology of Irish Poetry from Medieval to Modern

Is mór an onóir dom go bhfuil dán liom sa díolaim nua seo.

I am beyond honoured to have a poem in this anthology, edited by Brian Ó Conchubhair and Samuel K. Fisher and published by Wake Forest University Press.

Bone and Marrow/Cnámh agus Smior: An Anthology of Irish Poetry from Medieval to Modern is the most inclusive and comprehensive anthology of Irish-language poetry to date. Impressive in its breadth and scholarly in its depth, this collection casts a wide net, and in tracing Irish history since the sixth century to the present day, it makes evident that so much of the bone and marrow of Irish history and culture is poetry. Across the turbulent and often traumatic centuries, poets witnessed and gave witness to a multiplicity of Irish experiences; the rich and multifaceted tradition they created is both a reckoning with Irish, European, and global realities, and an imaginative response to them.

Tuilleadh eolais ar shuíomh an fhoilsitheora anseo.

Washing Windows Too – Arlen House

Washing Windows Too reached Number 3 in the bestseller charts! Comhghairdeas le gach bean a raibh dán léi ann, agus le Nuala O’Connor agus Alan Hayes a chuir an leabhar in eagar.

A selection of the poets read at the launch on a drizzling Monday evening in Books Upstairs, Dublin. The poems we heard were in turn humorous, moving, and tender, and I was very happy to read my own ‘Taos Fiacla’, which has a new home in this vibrant book. There will be plenty more Washing Windows Too events around Ireland in the coming months, keep an eye out!

Faoin leabhar:
Washing Windows Too contains 100 new poems, selected by co-editor Alan Hayes, by women who have not yet published a full collection. As co-editor Nuala O’Connor says in her introduction: “What a pleasure it is to see what subjects new poets love enough – feel urgently enough about – to be moved to create poetry.”

The anthology is available to buy here.

Ceremony of Remembrance and Reflection – Contae na Mí

A special Ceremony of Remembrance and Reflection in honour of those lives lost to Covid-19 and acknowledge the contributions of frontline workers and the countless volunteers and support personnel and organisations was held at Buvinda House, Meath Co Council HQ on Sunday.

– Meath Chronicle

Ba mhór an pléisiúr dán a léamh ag an ócáid seo Dé Domhnaigh.

I was invited to read my piece ‘Tréanna an Chorónvíris’, originally published in Comhar in April 2020. Poet Tom French read an excerpt from a longer piece ‘On Distance’ which was very moving. Idir sin augs na hóráidí uile, ba dheas an ócáid é maidin Dhomhnaigh le beagán ama a chaitheamh ag machnamh ar COVID agus gach a tharla ón uair seo dhá bhliain ó shin.

Tuilleadh eolais faoin imeacht anseo.

Raidió na Life

Is sraith nua í ‘Teachtaireachtaí’ a thugann ardán do chruthaitheacht phobal na Gaeilge, le scríbhneoireacht, ceol, fuaimealaín agus filíocht féin-taifeadta. ✍️📻🎶

Is féidir éisteacht leis an dara chuid den tsraith nua ‘Teachtaireachtaí’ de chuid Raidió na Life, ar Spotify, Soundcloud agus iTunes. Tá deich n-eagrán in airde anois. Tá an-éagsúlacht sa tsraith agus táim sásta go mbeidh sé agam mar chomhluadar sna cluasáin as seo go ceann tamaill. Is le tacaíocht ó Údarás Craolacháin na hÉireann a rinneadh an tsraith agus buíochas le Judy-Meg Ní Chinnéide a léirigh.

Tá píosaí liom i dtrí cinn de na heagráin:

  1. An t-eagrán ‘Grá’, rannpháirtithe eile: Lisa Nic an Bhreitheamh, Siobhán Ní Chinnéide, Dairena Ní Chinnéide, Eibhlís Carcione, agus Eoin McEvoy.

2. ‘Máithreacha’. Rannpháirtithe eile: Sadhbh Devlin, Eithne Ní Ghallchobhair agus Dairena Ní Chinnéide.

3. ‘Dúchas’. Rannpháirtithe eile: John Caulfield, agus Réaltan Ní Leannáin.

Seal le Dáithí

An tseachtain seo caite bhí mé mar aoi ar an gclár cainte Seal le Dáithí ar TG4.

Buíochas mór le gach duine in Nemeton TV, le TG4, agus le Dáithí féin. Fear uasal is ea é Dáithí agus bhí a chuidse taighde déanta aige ormsa agus air mo chuid oibre. Thapaigh mé an deis an focal ‘aiteach’ a mhíniú dó agus don lucht féachana!

Is féidir féachaint siar air anseo.

If you haven’t already been watching it, Seal le Dáithí is a 30 minute talk show on TG4, that is now in its fourth season. If you want to see more episodes they are available here.

Irish Examiner #IWD22

For International Women’s Day 2022 The Irish Examiner put together a list of 100 women in Ireland creating lasting change, agus tá ríméad orm go bhfuil mé ina measc!

The list is full of brilliant women, some of whom I’m lucky enough to know, some I’ve known of for some time, and others that I am just after learning about. Buíochas leo ar fad as an obair iontach a dhéanann siad. You can read about them and their achievements online here.

WTF!? Canúint na nDéise – final episode

Buíochas mór le Noel as an t-am a chaitheamh liom na rudaí seo ar fad a mhíniú. Rinne sé sárjab agus is fearr i bhfad mo thuiscint ar Chanúint na nDéise anois dá bharr.

Many thanks to Noel for helping me, and the viewers, to further understand Canúint na nDéise!

Keep an eye on my channel for the next episode of What the Focal!? which will featue a well-known Seachtain na Gaeilge ambassador!

Canúint na nDéise part 5

The físeáin keep comin and they don’t stop comin!

This video includes:

✔️Interrogative forms
why = dé chúis
how much = dé mhéad
what time = dén t-am

✔️The Broad L

✔️Pronunciations of particular personal names – Dónall, Mícheál, Séamus, Éamonn, Nioclás

Agus dar ndóigh bhí orm tagairt ghasta a dhéanamh don chéad duine le canúint na nDéise ar bhuail mé leo riamh – Ógie Ó Céilleachair!