"If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it." ~Toni Morrison

Sunday, April 7, 2013

F is for Failte

Failte (pronounced fall-cha, kind of) is the Irish word for welcome.  I want to take this opportunity to welcome all the new followers of this blog.  Thank you for your support.  I love the A to Z challenge because it brings us bloggers together.  We spend a month cheering each other on and supporting each and every post.  I love it!
Fáinne is another Irish word.  It means ring.  In Ireland, you receive a pin called a fáinne that shows your fluency level with the Irish language.  I studied Irish from the beginning of my schooling through what would be called seventh grade in the United States.  At the end of my seventh grade year, called First Year of Secondary School in Ireland, I received a silver fáinne to show that I was conversational in Irish.  It is one of my biggest regrets that I am no longer at a conversational level.  Without constant practice, I have lost a lot of my knowledge of the language.  I remember random words and phrases, but nothing close to what my ability used to be.  I still have my silver fáinne.  Maybe someday I will feel confident wearing it again.
Anyway, welcome to all my new followers.  I hope you continue to enjoy the blog
Céad mile failte.
One hundred thousand welcomes.


  1. Thanks for the nice welcome. This is my first visit here. I was in Ireland in May 2012, it rained.

    Rhonda @Laugh-Quotes.com
    AtoZ #41

  2. I'm Italian and I live in Dublin! I love languages too and I know that no practice kills your level! I did the same sadly with Japanese!