Learning Irish is an act of political revolution

PlunkettsGhost

Well-known member
Member
Joined
Jan 11, 2023
Messages
4,186
Reaction score
4,050
I am embarking on a more serious bid to resurrect mo gaeilge . As we know, due to the influx of non nationals, Irish has been given short shrift in terms of its status in the cannon of Irish education.

It will soon be a private matter to maintain spoken and written Irish . I dare say it will be considered right wing soon enough, if it hasn't already.

I ressurected my Duolingo Irish course this morning and have some books on order. I have deliberately ordered Irish language novels from here, that I will translate as I go:

 

PlunkettsGhost

Well-known member
Member
Joined
Jan 11, 2023
Messages
4,186
Reaction score
4,050
I am also about to read this book by Irish philosopher Desmond Fennel:

41ABJ9BoKOS._SY385_.jpg
 

PlunkettsGhost

Well-known member
Member
Joined
Jan 11, 2023
Messages
4,186
Reaction score
4,050
☝️ the time has come to ask the what happened our sense of identity? In this hard-hitting, thoughtful book, Desmond Fennell provides a searching analysis of the values of an independent Ireland, and the steady process of cultural denationalisation that has sapped our vitality over the past sixty years
 

PlunkettsGhost

Well-known member
Member
Joined
Jan 11, 2023
Messages
4,186
Reaction score
4,050
When you attack and eradicate the language of people, you damage and undermine the historical memory and sense of self
 

PlunkettsGhost

Well-known member
Member
Joined
Jan 11, 2023
Messages
4,186
Reaction score
4,050
The academic journal Léann is published as part of Leabhar Breac’s great range of Irish language books. Léann covers such varied subjects as history, folklore, literature, philosophy, language planning and anthropology, and is available from our online book shop.

 

PlunkettsGhost

Well-known member
Member
Joined
Jan 11, 2023
Messages
4,186
Reaction score
4,050
There are loads of YouTube channels also:

 

Wolf

Well-known member
Member
Joined
Jan 13, 2023
Messages
6,750
Reaction score
6,413
Dirty yanks claiming to be learning Irish, eh?
Plastic Paddies!!!😂 😂
 

PlunkettsGhost

Well-known member
Member
Joined
Jan 11, 2023
Messages
4,186
Reaction score
4,050
I'm going to be running Radio Na Gaeltachta in the background a lot also:

 

PlunkettsGhost

Well-known member
Member
Joined
Jan 11, 2023
Messages
4,186
Reaction score
4,050
Useful list of resources here:

 

Declan

Administrator
Staff member
New
Top Poster Of Month
Joined
Sep 11, 2021
Messages
8,547
Reaction score
6,132
Get the Mango app.

irish is one of the languages free there.

if you are serious, i will help and pronounce each word, that is the hard part, and do a lesson each day. Maybe 10 minutes
 

Declan

Administrator
Staff member
New
Top Poster Of Month
Joined
Sep 11, 2021
Messages
8,547
Reaction score
6,132
One could do mango and duolingo at the same time, slowly but steadily
 

Declan

Administrator
Staff member
New
Top Poster Of Month
Joined
Sep 11, 2021
Messages
8,547
Reaction score
6,132
That might be jumping the gun a bit but Bunts Cainnte is on www.Memrise.com

That was s a great site for all languages and other stuff, it takes a bit of searching to find irish there
 

Popular Threads

Top Bottom