Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Éanna Ó Broin 1934-2017

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Rutgers Phonology Project

Helping out a Rutgers doctoral student with her project on Irish phonology.

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Tob-Ghaeltacht / Pop-Up Gaeltacht NYC Nua Eabhrac

Róstálamar an gabhar go smior aréir i Murphys ar Aibhinne #2! Maith sibh Siobhán agus Fran as é a eagrú!

Pop-Up Gaeltacht in New York City!

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Friday, August 19, 2016

Bike Ride Around Sheboygan, Wisconsin

 Deutsches Sheboygan

 The beach is hoppin'!

 Panoramic shot of the beach

 Sheboygan Marina

 Local character with dog on motorbike.

 Paddle Boarders on the Sheboygan River

Preparing the July 4th Fireworks

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Bearnas na Diallaite - Sally Gap - Bearna Bhealach Sailearnáin

Pionta deas sa Láithreach, Co. Chill Mhantain, cúpla seachtain ó shin. An comhartha seo ar chrochadh sa tabhairne. Tá cur síos suimiúil ar "bhréagshanasaíocht" an ainm seo i logainm.ie

Faraor, tá sanasaíocht na hÉireann breac le amaidí mar seo.

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Cardboard boat race in Sheboygan, Wisconsin July 4th 2016

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Test Video - Ná bac

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

THIS BLOG HAS MOVED TO http://ollamhobroin.blogspot.com/

I am unable to alter my template, which makes some of the posts on this blog difficult to read.
For that reason, I'm moving my posts to this blog until the problem is resolved (which might be never): http://ollamhobroin.blogspot.com/

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Friday, May 20, 2016

Lovely Bike Ride from Bloomfield to William Paterson University (and back)

I have cycled from home (Bloomfield) to work (William Paterson University) and back several times lately and have taken a few pictures on the way. You'll see I've thrown in a few screen grabs too, but the pictures are mostly mine.
What surprised me most was how safe the route felt, how much there was to see, and how quick the journey was. About an hour. My average drive to WPUNJ is 25 minutes, but it can take 35 or more if there is heavy traffic. So cycling isn't a *great* deal slower. And I get a work-out!
As long as you plan your route and use common sense, you can spend over 90% of your journey in parks, empty side streets, bike lanes and bike paths.
I won't do it every day, but I'm glad to know that this very pleasant route is there!

Love this feature of MapMyRide!

The Route. Bloomfield - Montclair - Clifton - Paterson - Haledon - Wayne
Clark's Pond, Bloomfield

Brookdale Park
Brookdale Park Meadow
Brookdale Park Archery Field
Yantacaw Brook Park
Yantacaw Brook Park
Yantacaw Brook Road at the Park

Yantacaw Brook Road - seriously, it is always this quiet

Small Bridge over Weasel Brook, Grove St, Clifton

Middle School and Public Park, Grove Street, Clifton
Pylon Route over Grove Street. Would love to see some kind of bike path along this route.

Miserable Drivers going home on Highway 3 in the usual "Stockender Verkehr."

Bad picture (cheap phone), but New York City clearly visible from Grove Street.

Yes - it's a real farm!
. . . and here's some proof!
Grove Street quiet and roomy, with excellent bike lanes!

Bike Lanes well marked in Paterson

Bilingual Paterson

Marshall Street, Paterson. Very quiet; very safe for cyclists.

Under the Interstate (I-80). Again, almost no traffic.

Bustling Paterson. Feels sort of European.
Flags flying in Little Italy, Paterson
Lou Costello Memorial, Paterson

Who's on First?

Passaic River, Paterson. You can see it was a mill town. The old red-brick factories are being restored now . . .
Paterson Museum used to be a factory.

West Side Park, Paterson (footbridge from high school to McBride Avenue in background)
The most awful name for a mattress company ever.
Nice Little Bridge on Lee Avenue, Paterson (again, a very quiet road).
Nice Pedestrian and bike Bridge over Pompton Road gets you to the bus stop on the Hamburg Turnpike and onwards to the reasonably-safe Preakness Avenue route into Paterson.

Lake with fountains at William Paterson University.

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