Úna-Minh Kavanaghis creating accessible Irish language content and content for WeAreIrish.ie
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Did you just join my team of patrons?! Go raibh míle maith agat. As an official patron, you'll have access to my patron-only feed. See some my content in advance!
You're also helping me pay for my time to put this content together.
As well as seeing the content in advance of the public, you will have access to bonus content like interviews exclusive to Silver Patrons and on tiers above.
You can also suggest an event for me to head to or send me ideas about what to cover through Patreon messenger. If you'd like you can also suggest which game I play "as Gaeilge" on Twitch.
Haigh a chairde! Is mise Úna-Minh. My name is Úna-Minh Kavanagh agus fáilte chuig mo leathanach anseo ar Patreon.
If you’re new here, hello! Is iriseoir mé. I’m a journalist and content creator by trade and a fluent Irish speaker based in Ireland. My grandad was from one of the Irish-speaking areas here in Co. Kerry (the Gaeltacht as it's known), and Irish was my favourite subject in school. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Irish and Journalism from Dublin City University and am a pure geek at heart. I run the website WeAreIrish.ie.
WHAT I DO AND WHAT YOU'LL BE SUPPORTING
- I want to create accessible content in the Irish language that’s free from the intense grammatical and often snobby approach by other people (a dhaoine árdnósaí caith uaibh an dearcadh éilíteach sin!) I may not be perfect but I know what's fun and interesting to share.
- A few years ago I left my full-time job to go it alone and since then I’ve been working on a vast variety of projects from travel writing to social media management and now live-streaming. Yunitex my Twitch alter-ego and channel is where I showcase what games, as well as doing creative streams and every week I stream bilingually in Irish and English and on Sunday I stream as Gaeilge (in the Irish language).
- I also have a YouTube account where I share my content that’s also in Irish. As a Patron, you get to see my monthly videos advance. This is about building a community that’s comfortable with bilingual approaches but also caters to more geeky topics as well things like food, minimalism, sustainability and travel.
- WeAreIrish.ie is a website that showcases good, positive and uplifting stories from people at home and abroad. By supporting me on Patreon you're helping with the running costs of the site, the time it takes to put the stories up and you'll get to see certain content in advance.
By the way: I also run an Irish Language discord group called Craic le Gaeilge here - It's like WhatsApp but you don't trade your phone number!