President Obama has visited his ancestral home in Ireland.
He used some Irish language in his speech in Dublin. Fair play to him!
Tá áthas orm a bheith in Éirinn.
…which means “I’m happy to be in Ireland“.
I have to congratulate him, his accent was quite impressive.
He preceeded this by saying:
Broken Irish is better than clever English.
To say this in Irish Gaelic say:
Is fearr Gaeilge briste ná Béarla cliste.
Is féidir linn
He finished his speech with:
Is féidir linn. Is féidir linn. Yes we can.
His ancestral home is Moneygall, Co. Offaly where his great great great grandfather lived, but had to emigrate.
Obama had a pint of Guinness in the local pub in Moneygall before moving on to Dublin. His speech in Dublin, when he used Irish Gaelic, came 15 years after Clinton’s.