Being an Irish language speaker in Ireland sometimes (or often) feels like you’re climbing uphill, trying to speak with Government services in Irish. Síne Nic an Ailí is part of Conradh na Gaeilge. She was an organizer of Lá Mór na Gaeilge 2015, in which 10,000 people marchec for langauge rights on the streets of Dublin asking for equality and fairness for Irish speakers.
What you’ll hear
- What it means for Síne to speak Irish on a daily basis
- Why the Irish language community is pulling together, rather than being divided in camps
- Eoin’s attempt to pay a property tax “as Gaeilge”
- An example of the tension for a Gaeltacht resident between the healthcare for their kids, and their rights as Irish language speakers
- The worst-case scenario if Irish continues to decline, to have no native speakers left
Mentioned in the show
- Síne Nic an Ailí (Facebook link)
- Conradh na Gaeilge
- Lá Mór na Gaeilge
- Irish language commissioner
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