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The Irish Gaelic Tattoo Handbook

Does “An bhfuil cead agam dul go dtí an leithreas” mean “Always in my heart” or “May I go to the toilet”? If you’re not sure, then this book can save you from an Irish tattoo nightmare! Learn how to incorporate Irish words into a tattoo, gift, artwork, or jewelry that honours the Celtic language and culture of Ireland. Featuring a glossary of over 400 authentic Irish Gaelic words, phrases, and sayings.

The Scottish Gaelic Tattoo Handbook

The ultimate “think before you ink” guide! Featuring a glossary of nearly 400 authentic Scottish Gaelic words and phrases suitable for tattoos, this handbook also gives a brief history and description of the language, examples of real-life Gaelic tattoo mistakes, and a discussion of the ethics of getting a Gaelic tattoo when you don’t speak the language.

Lus na Tùise / Lavender

The second volume of poetry by Marcas Mac an Tuairneir is titled after the ‘lavender generation’ of interwar gay rights activists. The poems portray a multitude of relationships, with the sense of an emotional life laid bare. The bilingual collection features 56 Scottish Gaelic poems with facing English translations by the poet.

Ràithean airson Sireadh / Seasons for Seeking

Scottish Gaelic translations of poems by Coleman Barks, interpreter of the 13th-century Persian poet Rumi, alongside original poems. This is the fourth collection of Scottish Gaelic poetry by Lodaidh MacFhionghain, the only Canadian winner of the Bardic Crown at the Royal National Mòd in Scotland.

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Poem Excerpt: Come to the Orchard in Spring

THIG DHAN MHEAS-GHORT AS T-EARRACH / COME TO THE ORCHARD IN SPRING Come to the orchard in spring. There is light and wine and sweethearts in the pomegranate flowers. If you do not come, these do not matter. If you do come, these do not matter. --poem by...

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