Have you heard that the Irish language is dying, spoken only by a few old men and women on the fringes of the western seaboard?

Watch these videos made by the young people attending Irish summer courses at Coláiste Lurgan in Indreabhán (County Galway). 

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Tags: Gaeilge, Irish, Irish Language

Comment by Cindi Borax on November 10, 2013 at 9:01am

Rose, the Philo-Celtic Society offers free online Irish language courses and can be found here : http://www.philo-celtic.com/classes.html  They have classes at various levels, so maybe you can find answers to some of your questions there? :)  

Comment by Cindi Borax on November 10, 2013 at 9:25am

Also, as far as practicing the spoken language, if you find there are no groups for you locally, there is a Facebook group called Gael Skype.  While my skills haven't yet progressed to the point where I'd be able to make use of it, this group is for speakers and students of Irish to converse with each other via Skype. :)

Comment by Rose Maurer on November 10, 2013 at 9:39am

Heartfelt thanks to Cindi Borax who has taken the time and trouble to e-mail me links to both the Philo-Celtic Society and a Facebook group called Gael skype - I shall be investigating both. Many thanks, Cindi!

Comment by Cindi Borax on November 10, 2013 at 10:10am

Tá fáilte romhat, Rose! ^_^  I know I wished I'd been able to find all these links in one place when I was first starting to learn, and so I am happy to pass along what I've found to others, in the hopes it will be helpful to them.  Maybe I will start a page of all these links.. :)

Comment by Rose Maurer on November 10, 2013 at 11:04am

That's an excellent idea, Cindi! I am extremely isolated in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa insofar as having any interaction with people of Irish descent - míle buíochas!

Comment by Brendan Flynn on August 12, 2014 at 8:52am

A Chairde,

Sa Seachtaine seo chugainn, tabhairfidh mé scéal deas daoibh faoi ár Teanga i gCeannada. 

Breandán Ó'Floinn

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Comment by That's Just How It Was on December 16, 2015 at 8:37am

My Grand-daughter attended an Irish school in Bray Co Wicklow Coláiste Raheén . She speaks Gaelic fluently. It is not dying out , it is being revived 


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