I wish to do my business/personal dealings in Irish/Gaeilge.

redneck

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Is maith liom an teanga Gaeilge. I like Irish. Yet I find there is no Irish used at the local Shops/Churches/Pubs. Cén fáth. Why? As an Irish language fan why is there such little support for the native tongue in "trendy modern independent Ireland". Irish politicians and people love to lecture the rest of Europe and the World about rights!
 


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Is maith liom an teanga Gaeilge. I like Irish. Yet I find there is no Irish used at the local Shops/Churches/Pubs. Cén fáth. Why? As an Irish language fan why is there such little support for the native tongue in "trendy modern independent Ireland". Irish politicians and people love to lecture the rest of Europe and the World about rights!
Fair play to you. You want to practice what you preach.

Unlike the idiots who want to impose Irish on others but never make an effort to learn Irish.

Loads of free classes around the country that are half empty.
 

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Is maith liom an teanga Gaeilge. I like Irish. Yet I find there is no Irish used at the local Shops/Churches/Pubs. Cén fáth. Why? As an Irish language fan why is there such little support for the native tongue in "trendy modern independent Ireland". Irish politicians and people love to lecture the rest of Europe and the World about rights!
It's growing. The important thing is for Irish speakers and those positively disposed to the language to support it commercially. So where the option exists, use it. I use Irish on my phone, on office documents, on gmail. I want to prove to those who go to the effort of providing such that I appreciate it and it's in their interests.

That's the only way to achieve it.
 

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Im afraid unless you live in the small pockets of the country where its spoken fluently this will get you nowhere, very few outside the Gaeltacht give a hoot about speaking it, you're only going to waste your time expecting them to.
 
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You can elect to have some utility bills in Irish and to correspond in it with most state and seme-state bodies.
 

Cellachán Chaisil

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Im afraid unless you live in the small pockets of the country where its spoken fluently this will get you nowhere, very few outside the Gaeltacht give a hoot about speaking it, you're only going to waste your time expecting them to.
Except, the number of businesses using Irish is increasing.
 

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Im afraid unless you live in the small pockets of the country where its spoken fluently this will get you no where, very few outside the Gaeltacht give a hoot about speaking it, you're only going to waste your time expecting them to.
Níl sé ceart. This is not right. There are lots of Gaeilscoileanna all over the place now. Where do you live? Also surely the right to speak a language is important. Ireland and the Irish love, I mean love, to lecture other cultures on rights eg Gay/Tax/Women's rights yet have a blind spot when it comes to minority languages it seems. Slán agus beannacht.
 

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Is maith liom an teanga Gaeilge. I like Irish. Yet I find there is no Irish used at the local Shops/Churches/Pubs. Cén fáth. Why? As an Irish language fan why is there such little support for the native tongue in "trendy modern independent Ireland". Irish politicians and people love to lecture the rest of Europe and the World about rights!
You should then move to those areas where it is spoken rather than expecting others to bend to your wishes when you are in the minority.
 

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It's growing. The important thing is for Irish speakers and those positively disposed to the language to support it commercially. So where the option exists, use it. I use Irish on my phone, on office documents, on gmail. I want to prove to those who go to the effort of providing such that I appreciate it and it's in their interests.

That's the only way to achieve it.
Peig Sayers and an abysmal curriculum killed the Irish language for generations of people.

Any real renaissance that may occur is probably at least 20 years away as a result.
 

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A lot of the Gaelscoils run classes for parents. I attend one myself.
In Dublin , despite what the self haters on here may claim.
 

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British Protestant/Catholic Loyalists want the right to light huge bonfires, and march every Summer.
That is their culture. My culture is an Irish Gaelic one, what is so wrong with that? Cad é an scéal?
 

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A lot of the Gaelscoils run classes for parents. I attend one myself.
In Dublin , despite what the self haters on here may claim.
Your kids don't have to sit beside a foreigner or a Roma or a traveller.

That's why they are so popular.
 

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Peig Sayers and an abysmal curriculum killed the Irish language for generations of people.

Any real renaissance that may occur is probably at least 20 years away as a result.
Peig Sayers gave an accurate story of what life was like on the Blasket islands off the coast of Kerry, about a hundred years ago. Life was tough. Very tough. She would put today's "snowflakes" to shame in my opinion.
 

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Your kids don't have to sit beside a foreigner or a Roma or a traveller.

That's why they are so popular.
What racism coming from the People's socialist party? What have you got against Irish speakers? Roma, and foreigners?
 

Cellachán Chaisil

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Peig Sayers and an abysmal curriculum killed the Irish language for generations of people.

Any real renaissance that may occur is probably at least 20 years away as a result.
What in God's name has Peig got to do with this conversation?

I don't mean to be rude, but if all you know about the situation the Irish language is in is Peig, perhaps you'd be wiser to bow out of this discussion.
 

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i was in Lidl and heard the polish staff yakkiing away to some polish customers. Fine by me. Just do not pass a law to make that compulsory for all the rest of us. Irish/Polish....its all Greek to me.

You know irish is dead when even half the IRA fellas on the telly do all their business through english.
 


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