So just a little about GaelicMatters.
Though now back living in Dublin, Ireland, this site was was actually started in the USA. My wife and I, together with our two young kids, took a break for a couple of years (2009-2011) to escape the endless bad news stories relating to the Irish economy. We taught in a private secondary school in New Hampshire, hid away from most of the constant crisis talk.
For our kids our U.S experience was fantastic and we met lots of great people. However, despite everything, I realised how much I missed Ireland and home. I remained in constant touch with family and friends and starting this website was another way to stay linked.
One thing about living in the States that struck me was the amount of people with a real interest in and ties to Gaelic Ireland and Scotland. This website is my way of sharing my knowledge with them and you.
Being back in Dublin means I have so many more resources with which to add to this site. GaelicMatters.com is only in its infancy but little by little, but with your support and input, I hope it will turn into a real powerhouse of information on all things Gaelic.
I'm on a mission. Help me find the best Irish festivals wherever they are
Cool and Sexy-Gaelic and Dancing...sean nós style
Throughout 2013, there's a special celebration going on in Ireland. A great time for friends and family from all over the world to visit. Going to be a lot happening. Find out about 'The Gathering' but come back to Gaelicmatters.com