- Sep 4, 2015
Kids who knew from an early age they were destined for the emigrant boat saw very little use in the Irish Language.Peig was right. An appalling curriculum killed the language for many. And mandating Peig to about 3 generations of school kids was the nadir of that death.
And there is more than a whiff of cultural piety /purity about how us non native speakers encounter Garlgori .
Many of us have been put off by all of this.
The relatively wide proliferation of Gaelscoilenna will help in time, but there needs to be greater promotion of free language lessons in the evenings. I am rapidly hitting the point where my elder boy's vocabulary outstripped my ability to help him with homework.
This means that either I have to find time to learn it or he'll be at a disadvantage in school. He's not in a GS.