The National Anthem

 

Sir, - Geoffrey Buckley writes (October 23rd) that most people, including himself, don't know or understand the words of Amhran na bhFiann. Most people learned Irish from the age of four, so I don't think they should have too much difficulty learning and understanding the words of our anthem.

When I studied French, I had to learn the words of La Marseillaise, the French national anthem. I have to admit I found that a bit difficult. - Yours, etc.,Anna R. Quinn,

Hyde Park Avenue, Blackrock, Co Dublin.