If you’re going to take a look and compare the percentage of Irish and English speakers across Ireland, you may think that the Irish language is in peril. While there are some general concerns about this, we can say for sure that the Irish language is here to stay.
Since we’re speaking about percentages, we also have to admit to the fact that a lot of Americans, Australians and British people have heritage or other kinds of strong ties with Ireland and the Irish language. This will allow the Irish language to live on through the people who learn it, through the Irish culture and those who promote it all over the world.
You probably didn’t think it of learning Irish to save the language but the truth is that you’re doing your part towards this. Your experience is almost the same as what Irish speakers feel within Ireland. If you don’t believe us, just listen to this Bitesize Irish Gaelic podcast episode where we interview broadcaster Conn Ó Muíneacháin.
Conn grew with a passion for the Irish language and he came to the conclusion that creating content in Irish on blogs, websites and other online media can strengthen his ties to the language and maybe allow others to start their Irish language learning journey.
This is a re-run of the 48th Bitesize Irish Gaelic podcast in the English language.