Language Matters

Kathleen Stein Smith, Ph.D

Why learn Irish? The language students of North America give their answers

“What would bring a group of close to 50 North Americans to the Connemara Gaeltacht to learn the Irish language?

Forty eight Irish language learners left An Cheathrú Rua (Carrowroe), Co. Galway last weekend after spending four weeks learning Irish in Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge – a daughter college of the National University of Ireland and the only third level institution in Ireland which provides courses through the Irish language on a Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking region) campus.”

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