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Hidden Ireland · 1w ago

Significant obstacle to establishment of Gaelscoileanna to go.

An scéal seo i nGaeilge!An Coimisinéir Teanga’s 2017 Annual Report* launched in the Marino Institute of Education in Dublin today (16th May 2018) by the Coimisnéir, Rónán Ó Domhnaill. The st...
Hidden Ireland · 1W ago

Liam Cosgrave's prophecy and Richie Ryan's legacy!

"There will be no weakening of Irish in the civil service and there will be a greater desire to use it..."Liam Cosgrave, Taoiseach (L) & Riche Ryan, Minister for Finance. Richie Ryan was the...
Hidden Ireland · 2W ago

What was that?

A letter in Saturday issue of the Irish Times struck a chord with me and tempted me to write a letter myself.  The editor did use it is subsequent issues (which is his undisputed right) and ...
Hidden Ireland · 3M ago

"But all these charms are fled "... maybe not?

Thousands of people have fled the area of Iorras Aithneach area due to unemployment.This area is in the largest Gaeltacht District in the country, Conamara, and is situated on the western sh...
Hidden Ireland · 3M ago

No impinging on English speakers? At what cost?

The Right Honourable Arlene Isabel Foster MLA has said: "There won't be a stand-alone Irish Language Act ... What we are trying to find is an accommodation and a way forward that values tho...
Hidden Ireland · 4M ago

Black made bright!

I probably would not have bought this book myself however I received it as a gift over the Christmas and I really enjoyed it.It is a book the like of which I have never read before. How can ...
Hidden Ireland · 5M ago

A pronounced low level of respect!

‘I have a great love of the language… but I’m not promising that I’m going to study Irish,’ is the headline this morning in the Irish news service Tuairisc.ie (Irish). It is quoting remarks ...
Hidden Ireland · 6M ago

Surreal and no darling....

Is it any wonder that the single word comment, "Joke!" was made by one observer on the Department Representatives' performance?Last Tuesday the Irish Times featured an article by Fintan O'To...
Hidden Ireland · 6M ago

Body to disband next month for lack of Government support.

The latest twist in the story of the inadequacy of the funding made available for the approved Language Planning initiative in the Cois Fharraige District (Na Forbacha west to Ros a'Mhíl) wa...
Hidden Ireland · 6M ago

Listening and thinking...action?

As we mentioned in our previous posting the Language Planning Forum of the Cois Fharraige area of South Conamara rejected as inadequate the funding offered for the action plan which it had p...