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Ainm.ie - An Bunachar Náisiúnta Beathaisnéisí Gaeilge

I just came across the site ainm.ie which contains 1,735 biographies in Irish of people, from 1560 to the present day, who had a connection to the Irish language.

Cuntas ar bheatha 1,735 duine atá sa suíomh seo, ainm.ie. Is daoine iad uile a raibh baint acu le saol na Gaeilge ó 1560 go dtí ár linn féin. Bunús agus príomhfhoinse an tsuímh an tsraith leabhar Beathaisnéis le Diarmuid Breathnach agus Máire Ní Mhurchú.

December 10, 2015



I just looked up Proinsias Ní Shúilleabháin. That entry caught my eye because I had assumed Proinsias was a man's name (based on our own Duolingo Proinsias) and Ní was the prefix for a woman's surname. Fashions change. Maybe a hundred years or so ago Proinsias was used for both men and women?

Here's a page about the PARTICIPANTS

A link to the FIONTAR research project staff.

The contact email is ainm@dcu.ie

And here's a BIT OF DETAIL about the project.


Proinsias is used for Francis and for Frances, I think, though Proinséas might be more common for Frances.


1,735 biographies only accessible to speakers of Irish? That should encourage people to learn to speak Irish.

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