Tuesday 6 December 2016

Gaeilge . . . Pope . . . Thaw . . . Hibernia . . . Decency

Published 29/12/2010 | 05:00

DK HENDERSON (December 24) writes from Clontarf to say that our children should stop learning Irish to claw back time lost on other subjects due to the harsh weather.

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He claims that the children are only going to be emigration fodder anyway. I disagree. Irish can be a useful language. For example, it can teach us that such a letter from Clontarf -- Cluain Tarbh -- may have about it a whiff of 'bull'.

Páid Ó Donnchú
Co na Gaillimhe

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