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What does the Irish language mean to you now as an emigrant?

Tue, Mar 6, 2012, 01:00

   

Seachtain na Gaeilge – a two week festival celebrating Ireland’s native language and culture – kicked off yesterday.

In this week’s discussion forum we want to know what the Irish language means to you now. Has your relationship with the language changed since you emigrated? Do you speak it more or less than you did before? Do you think it is important to keep up your spoken Irish, or does it mean nothing to you now? And if you have children, do they speak Irish?

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