European Journal – Ireland: Will the Irish Language Survive?

Date:Apr 16, 2013

 

 

Gaelic is Ireland’s first language. It is designated as such in the constitution and is a mandatory subject in schools. In some regions of western Ireland, it’s still in daily use. But in the capital, Dublin, although Irish can be seen on street signs, hardly anyone speaks it. Ireland’s national authority for the preservation of Irish Gaelic is doing all it can to keep the language alive.