Wednesday 25 April 2018

It's pointless keeping Irish on this sentimental life support

Peig Sayers
Peig Sayers

Gerard O'Regan

ANDREA finished her honours Irish Leaving Cert paper in central Dublin this week – and last night the latest offering in an endless library on what life was like on the Blasket Islands was launched in the depths of Dunquin, Co Kerry.

The common thread linking both events is, of course, the Irish language.

But for Andrea, that linkage is now over and done with forever. Once she put her final full stop on the Irish paper, it marked the end of any kind of active involvement she will have with the language for the rest of her life.

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