This is just a little story from the County Kerry Gaeltacht, to keep you motivated in using the Irish language every day. I went campervanning on the Dingle Peninsula, with a good friend. We parked up, quite late in the evening. We had plans to go to the local pub-turned-brewery, after cooking up some food.
Motivation for Speaking Irish Gaelic!
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