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Old 03-11-2017, 12:35 AM
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Spare us the sentimentality.

There's bucket loads of Irish traditions that are disappearing or have vanished completely yet somehow the language is the only one we witter on about endlessly.
Irish as a language is over.

Don't blame me.

A mere plaything of primary teachers trying to score with each other in "the Gaeltacht" during 3 months pretending they understand our culture.
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Old 03-11-2017, 01:05 AM
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Irish as a language is over.

Don't blame me.
The best secondary school in Cork(outside fee paying)last year for University placement was a Gael Colaiste.
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Old 03-11-2017, 01:06 AM
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The best secondary school in Cork(outside fee paying)last year for University placement was a Gael Colaiste.
And how many will use the language after entering university?
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Old 03-11-2017, 01:32 AM
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And how many will use the language after entering university?
No idea, but the language isn't over as you stated.
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Old 03-11-2017, 01:47 AM
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No idea, but the language isn't over as you stated.
It is.

Sad to say it but it is.
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Old 03-11-2017, 01:52 AM
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It is.

Sad to say it but it is.
If Irish as a language is over as you stated, how does a school teaching only in Irish do so well in university placement ?
Are they secretly teaching them in English?
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Old 03-11-2017, 02:04 AM
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If Irish as a language is over as you stated, how does a school teaching only in Irish do so well in university placement ?
Are they secretly teaching them in English?
The kids are being taught to get the placement. Once they get there then they move on.
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Old 03-11-2017, 02:14 AM
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The kids are being taught to get the placement. Once they get there then they move on.
Yet they are still fluent Irish speakers, so how is the language over? That is just one school I spotted, how many of these Gael Colaiste all over Ireland are throwing out 100/150 fluent Irish speakers a year ?
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Old 03-11-2017, 02:21 AM
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Yet they are still fluent Irish speakers, so how is the language over? That is just one school I spotted, how many of these Gael Colaiste all over Ireland are throwing out 100/150 fluent Irish speakers a year ?
These students seldom use Irish again.

Throw them out, what then?
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Old 03-11-2017, 02:31 AM
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These students seldom use Irish again.

Throw them out, what then?
You said the language is over, yet there are extremely high performing Irish speakers being churned out by Gael Colaiste all over the country. They may have no use for the language again(can't say for certain as I don't know their exact university courses). If the language was over as you stated it would be dead but as clearly evidenced by me tonight it isn't. A language can't die if new people are learning it all the time.
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