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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

C is for Ceol agus Craic

This month I am participating in the A to Z Challenge. I will be writing about memories from my life and all my different homes.

Ceol(pronounced key-ole) is the Irish word for music.

Agus(pronounced like August without the t) is the Irish word for and.

Craic(pronounced crack) is the Irish word for fun.

This phrase reminds me of my family in Ireland.  Both sides of my family like to sing and play music.  We had sing-songs every time we got together for an event, especially at Christmas.  After Christmas dinner with my mom's family, we would pull out a guitar and sing for hours.  Then we would go visit my dad's side of the family and sing for a few more hours.  A night full of craic.


  1. Hi great post! Just passing through on the AtoZ Challenge, and letting you know that I've featured your site on my post for the letter D
    Have a great day!

  2. I'm a bit of a language nut, but I've always found Irish to be super intimidating in a pronunciation sense. Your pronunciation guide should be provided any time an Irish word is used in any written form ;).

    1. It is an intimidating language. I used to speak it pretty well, but with lack of practice, I have lost a lot. I would love to take a class again.