What's the Irish for cousins, nephews, nieces, etc? Well of course you'll find words in the dictionary corresponding to these English-language concepts, but the real answer is to get to grips with the Gaelic view of family relationships, as developed over the centuries of oral culture, and perfectly adapted to carrying loads of genealogy in your head. Here's a diagram of some of it:

See also here and here.

Ciarán Ó Duibhín
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