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‘We’re fighting for right to display our heritage’ – family’s legal battle in UK for Gaeilge on mother’s gravestone without English translation

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Margaret Keane, who died in 2018. Her family have been banned from inscribing a message in Gaelic on her gravestone without an English translation

Margaret Keane, who died in 2018. Her family have been banned from inscribing a message in Gaelic on her gravestone without an English translation

Margaret Keane, who died in 2018. Her family have been banned from inscribing a message in Gaelic on her gravestone without an English translation

The Keane family are in the midst of a legal battle over five words they hoped would be used to remember their mother.

They believe their case is a watershed moment for the rights of Irish people in Britain, and are pushing back at the perception that the language is something to be feared.


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