The push to encourage the Irish language- Bliain na Gaeilge 2018

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2018 has been designated "Bliain na Gaeilge" or the year of Irish. It is 125 years since the foundation of Conradh na Gaeilge or the "Gaelic league". This was one of the events of the Irish cultural revival. Which helped lay the basis for the foundation of the modern Irish state. I sincerely hope it will be a success.
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Hasn't the league come a horrid shocking long way from when it was against jazz and n-word music? Evolutin' so it is.

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The anti-jazz campaign
Meanwhile the pressure for constraints on the dance halls was becoming intense. The Gaelic League re-launched its anti-jazz campaign in 1934 with a statement very much in tune with the sentiments of the bishops: It is this music and verse that the Gaelic League is determined to crush .. .its influence is denationalising in that its references are to things foreign to Irishmen: that it is the present day instrument of social degradations all too plain, even in Ireland. That was the reason for the Iaunching of the anti-jazz campaign,the reason it received the blessing of the church and the approval of the state.The League was quick to condemn politicians who were seen as behavin an ‘anti-national’ fashion. The Secretary of the League, attacking the broadcasting of jazz on Radio Eireann, had this to say about the minister responsible: Our Minister of Finance has a soul buried in jazz and is selling the musical soul of the nation for the dividends of sponsored jazz programmes. He is jazzing every night of the week. A number of County Councils adopted resolutions condemning jazz and all-night dancing and District Justices took up the refrain talking of the dangers of ‘************************************ music’ and the orgy of unrestricted all-night dances’. In January 1934 a large demonstration took place in Mohill, County Leitrim. It was made up mostly of young people and the press estimatedthe attendance at 3,000, with five bands and banners inscribed with DOWN WITH JAZZ and OUT WITH PAGANISM.
 

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The Irish Language is the current weapon of choice of sf/ira. Speaks volumes in any language.
Having a “Year of Irish” sends a signal that it is in great difficulty other than in the sf/ira badlands in NI.It is after all the first language of the State.
 

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The Irish Language is the current weapon of choice of sf/ira. Speaks volumes in any language.
Having a “Year of Irish” sends a signal that it is in great difficulty other than in the sf/ira badlands in NI.It is after all the first language of the State.
You are a mentalist.
 

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2018 has been designated "Bliain na Gaeilge" or the year of Irish. It is 125 years since the foundation of Conradh na Gaeilge or the "Gaelic league". This was one of the events of the Irish cultural revival. Which helped lay the basis for the foundation of the modern Irish state. I sincerely hope it will be a success.
Baile
www.cnag.ie
Slán.

Leaving aside a handful of politicians the person who did the most to promote the Irish language in the last century was Pádraig Ó Cuanacháin from Gael-Taca in Cork. He died in 2008. He did more than the entire Irish language movement- Foras na Gaeilge, Conradh na Gaeilge, Glór na nGael etc.- on his own. Without him there would be very few Irish language named residential areas- in a lot of counties a lot of them were named in Irish during the 00's property boom- and the Gaelscoileanna Movement wouldn't be as strong at it is today. He shows the potential of what one person can do.
 

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The Irish Language is the current weapon of choice of sf/ira. Speaks volumes in any language.
Having a “Year of Irish” sends a signal that it is in great difficulty other than in the sf/ira badlands in NI.It is after all the first language of the State.
What do you make of Ulster Scots then? It is used by the DUP and Unionists to block Irish language rights. ( I have nothing against Ulster Scots by the way- or Ulster Scoots)
 

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Well this is "the year of the irish" in the sense of a tsunami of brexit brits moving here etcetc.. ..its the year Irish finally did us all a favour and died. Rip.
 

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Well this is "the year of the irish" in the sense of a tsunami of brexit brits moving here etcetc.. ..its the year Irish finally did us all a favour and died. Rip.
Beidh an Gaeilge ann, nuair a bhí tú bás. Irish will be around long after you are in the grave.
 

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Well this is "the year of the irish" in the sense of a tsunami of brexit brits moving here etcetc.. ..its the year Irish finally did us all a favour and died. Rip.



Cad a déarfaidh tú nuair a thagann 2019 agus labhraítear Gaeilge fós?
 

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I hope it goes well. We're hanging on to our country by a thread, so the advancement of Irish can only be a positive thing.
 

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Irish should be respected and afforded a place of honour. But only in the context that Ireland is an English speaking country now. The "first language" stuff in the constitution is overbearing, outdated nonsense from a dismal antagonistic era.
 

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What do you make of Ulster Scots then? It is used by the DUP and Unionists to block Irish language rights. ( I have nothing against Ulster Scots by the way- or Ulster Scoots)
Not even a language. It is a weaponised dialect of english used,like irish,for nefarious purposes.
 

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I could see more people one day speaking irish outside Éire than on the island. :(
 

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Irish should be respected and afforded a place of honour. But only in the context that Ireland is an English speaking country now. The "first language" stuff in the constitution is overbearing, outdated nonsense from a dismal antagonistic era.
What would being 'respected and afforded a place of honour' look like?

Would I still be able to use it to pay my clamping fines (yes I do)?

ATMs?

What about customer service in major supermarkets?

Or does respect and honour look a lot like treating it like Phoenician or Mohawk?
 

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Not even a language. It is a weaponised dialect of english used,like irish,for nefarious purposes.
It is certainly more closely related to English than Irish. But it (or at least Lallans, from whence it comes) arose in parallel with English and later converged with English. Calling it not even a language is a bit mean spirited.
 


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