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Gaeilge i gCathair na Mart

  • 07-12-2004 3:36pm
    Registered Users Posts: 1,853 ✭✭✭

    I wear a fáinne on my jacket, and did get spoken to in Irish in Portwest... but is there any Irish in Westport, really? I suppose I could ring the Gaelscoil and ask if any of the teachers there go for a pint once in a while.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,346 ✭✭✭irishgeo

    You'll find every language but irish in westport.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,853 ✭✭✭Yoda

    Mayo news had a big article about Gaelscoil na Cruaiche this week. ;)

  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators, Regional Midwest Moderators, Regional West Moderators Posts: 16,722 Mod ✭✭✭✭yop

    Yoda - to be honest I have never come across any 100% speakers in Westport, I am a casual Irish speaker as in I will say slán instead of goodbye and use Irish words in my english sentences.
    I know Tourmakeady has an Gaelteacht but nothing much in Westport. But if there is a Gealscoil in Westport then there has to be Irish speakers there somewhere.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,853 ✭✭✭Yoda

    I don't know about "100%" speakers; I do use Irish daily on the phone and in my work, though my primary language is English. (I use Danish, German, Spanish, and French whenever I need to too.) I like speaking Irish. :)

    We took a drive and I've passed through Tourmakeady -- very pretty area. I guess I'll give the Gaelscoil a bell and ask.