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Can Irish People Speak Irish? (Gaeilge or Gaelic)

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Can Irish People Speak Irish?

Yes, Irish people can speak the Irish language. It is estimated that around 1.76 million people in Ireland are fluent in Irish, a vast majority of whom live in the Irish-speaking areas known as Gaeltachtaí. Furthermore, there are many schools and organizations throughout the country dedicated to preserving and promoting the language. The government offers classes and other resources to help people learn Irish, as well as initiatives to encourage its use.

Despite the strides being made in keeping the language alive, there is still a huge amount of work to be done to ensure that Irish remains an everyday part of life in Ireland. It is essential that everyone has access to resources and support so they can gain a greater appreciation of the language and its unique cultural heritage. With this in mind, we must all do our part to help ensure that Irish is kept alive and well for future generations.


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Last updated May 29, 2023


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