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5 Irish Speakers That Might Surprise You

Don’t you love when you discover a new movie or song you really like? If you’re like us, then you’ll want to know more about the person who made such a positive impact on your life and end up discovering … Continue reading

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Trauma, and The Irish Language

Irish people are traumatised, distraught, and brought to tears at the thought of learning to speak the Irish language. That’s what some people in Ireland tell themselves. Read through Loren’s experience which he emailed us (with permission to post here, … Continue reading

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The Irish Language is in Great Danger

Imagine this. The town of Ennis, County Clare in Ireland (where I grew up) has about 30,000 inhabitants. Let’s say each of those inhabitants spoke a peculiar language that nobody else spoke.

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What do you think about this language rights video?

The video above is from an Irish chat show. The interviewee is a native Irish speaker who also happens to work at the same TV station. Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh was born in Canada, but then raised in Ireland. In February … Continue reading

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Is Eoin a native speaker of Irish? (Ep. 17)

Lots of listener questions, plus emails we have received about learning to speak the native language of Ireland. Eoin also addresses a forum thread about whether or not he’s an native speaker of Irish. What’s your opinion? Read on, and … Continue reading

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Does the Irish language need saving?

Irish language speakers congregated in Dublin, Ireland on February 15th 2014. The objective was to stand for the rights of Irish speakers in Ireland. Are you surprised that speaking Irish is a human rights issue? What’s the deal? Read on.

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Color Me Irish

As I was walking with my dog (Wiley, the Irish-speaking poodle) on this beautiful autumn morning, my mind quite naturally turned to colors…particularly the golds, oranges, and browns of a typical California October.

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Have you ever encountered Irish Gaelic unexpectedly?

I happened to be sitting beside three girls on a tram in south France, when they started speaking in Irish Gaelic. The girls normally spoke in English, but they switched languages to be able to speak about others on the … Continue reading

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