Chas mé le Maggie faoi dheireadh! Is aoibhinn liom An Cheathrú Rua (agus na daoine anseo).

@1 week ago
#only two years after we meant to! #cuimhnigh-i-gconai 

panicmoon15:

panicmoon15:

the 7 y/o boy who lives next door doesn’t want to go in the house to bed and i just heard his dad use the old “you live under my roof, you live by my rules” and the kid just shouted back “im not under your roof im under the sky and thats god’s roof and he wants me to play out for longer!”

i can’t stop laughing.

update: now he’s scootering down the street singing ‘we didn’t start the fire’ while his dad chases him

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@3 weeks ago with 103596 notes

Anonymous said: What book would you recommend for someone to purchase to learn irish? I've been trying to teach myself through varies sites but it's mostly vocabulary & I really want to know how to form sentences & things like that

thar-cionn:

Fair play to you for learning the language firstly! As for books, the Teach Yourself series seems to be the most popular (I have Teach Yourself German and Norwegian.) There’s probably loads out there but Teach Yourself is a well-known series. Hope this has helped somewhat. And if you’ve any more questions regarding the Irish language, make sure to ask me :)

Buntús Cainte is a really good resource for beginners, since it comes with audio recordings and works grammar conceptes into conversation! I’d recommend that paired with a more directly grammar-focused book, plus a healthy dose of TG4.

@1 month ago with 6 notes
#gaeilge 

dearnonacepeople:

Reblog if you’d watch a show or movie with an asexual protagonist

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@1 month ago with 37773 notes

"why do we get so awkward around expressing deep emotion. why are we embarrassed and resistant. what would happen if we softened into it, instead of criticized it. what would happen if we felt everything we felt, without an urge to suppress the emotions of ourselves or others. what if we believed in waves, instead of fear. what if we enjoyed being vulnerable. i think we would become a compassion that could change the world. what does it hurt to try. the next time you want to shrink, try love, to go loose, i will be trying too."

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@1 month ago with 2125 notes
#level of difficulty: infinite #no really i need to work on this 

"First the authors had participants rate equally qualified female job candidates—some mothers, some childless—on the basis of fake résumés that contained clues about their status. They found that the mothers were perceived to be less competent and committed to their jobs than the single women, and the mothers were less likely to be hired. Those mothers who were hired were offered salaries far lower than single female candidates with the same qualifications. The authors also had the participants rate equally qualified male candidates. The fathers were rated as significantly more committed to their jobs than the single men. Fathers were offered much higher pay than non-dads, too. If academic mothers’ careers truly are fettered by the extra demands of parenting, we’d likely see a similar effect on academic fathers, right? Instead, we see the opposite effect. This suggests that the bias against mothers and for fathers has more to do with gender stereotypes than reality."

@3 weeks ago with 224 notes

penguinteen:

Rory knows what’s up.

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@1 month ago with 56379 notes
#books #gilmore girls #gif warning 

Click here to support Help Maggie continue her Irish education by Maggie Bonsey 

cuimhnigh-i-gconai:

cuimhnigh-i-gconai:

Hey all. As most of you know, I was accepted into the Modern Irish MA at the National University of Ireland at Galway for September, and the program is going to be entirely in Irish. This is generally fine, except that actually being in an immersive Irish environment for a bit before starting the program would be a massive help in ensuring I actually succeed in my coursework during the first few months. Due to a bit of faffle with the university, I’m not entirely sure if I have the funding I was expecting and relying on to make this trip a reality. I know we’re all quite poor, but any little bit helps—and passing this on to others who may be academically invested wouldn’t hurt either.

Go raibh maith agaibh.

Boosting this again.

@1 month ago with 27 notes
#boost! 

The UCSB shooter did NOT kill 6 women.

madamethursday:

cwnerd12:

publiusvirgiliamaro:

In actuality, he killed 4 men and 2 women. (sources: 1 2 3 4)

Please make no mistake: it is still evident that his motivation for killing was misogyny. It is still clear that this event happened because the shooter felt he was entitled to sex. It is still true that the shooter targeted a sorority house, killing and injuring multiple women. The fact that 4 of those who died were male does not lessen the fact that this was a disgusting display of male entitlement.

However, that being said, please do not spread misinformation about this and state that 6 women were killed. This is especially important considering that this event is being used to target the MRA and the patriarchy, because we all know what the MRA and those who defend the patriarchy are like - if you have one tiny flaw in what you’re saying, they’ll dismiss everything. It’s all too common for those MRA types to say “you stated one small fact ever so slightly wrong, therefore your entire argument is invalid”. DON’T give them that opportunity.

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Totally onboard with getting the facts right. We need to get it right. No victim deserves to be erased. Nothing about the gender of the victims changes the motives or deep, horrid misogyny that made him feel entitled to sex and then justified in killing when he didn’t get it. 

But what I’m not on board with is that we should get it right because if we don’t, the misogynists and “men’s rights” terrorists of the world will dismiss everything. 

Even when we get everything right, they dismiss it. They’ll invalidate our arguments and statements and lived realities and even our dead bodies no matter what. Fuck doing anything that acts like their validation matters or is even a good thing.

They will never respect us, they will never admit they’re wrong, they will never find anything we do to be sufficient to stop hating women. They will do everything they can to use, abuse, maim, rape and kill us for the rest of their lives and ours.

The object is not to get them to come around. The object is to make it stop mattering what they think or whether they agree or if they do or don’t like women. The object is to take away their power to hurt women in the first place and to get away with it in the second.

We need to get it right for the victims, we need to get it right for ourselves. The truth matters because IT MATTERS, not because it will make us more valid or presentable to the people who armed and stroked this murderer’s entitled ego until he went off and are now stepping over the bodies of slain women and men to do defend him.

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@1 month ago with 25552 notes
#ucsb shooting #violence #murder tw 
asexual-not-a-sexual:

Talkin’ fanfic and representation with girlscoutofthedevil. 

asexual-not-a-sexual:

Talkin’ fanfic and representation with girlscoutofthedevil

@1 month ago with 77 notes
#fanfic