"tír gan teanga, tír gan anam." ur mommas a smart lady who knows what shes talking about
This is a bigger deal than this post lets on. The British came into Ireland and did everything they could to erase the Irish culture. They renamed everything on maps to get rid of the colloquial names of landmarks and roads and things that had been used for centuries. They also prevented the Irish language’s usage in education and government which has reduced its usage to under 80,000 people who use it outside of the educational system today (after a cultural revival).
34 notes is nowhere near enough. Spread this shit like fucking wild fire, because this shit needs to be heard.
LABHAIR AN TEANGA GAEILGE LIOM, MO STÓR
VIVA AN GAEILGE
Had this convo with my dad the other day. I think we should always protect our culture at all cost.
Also in Northern Ireland, at least in Belfast, the Irish language is primarily a Catholic staple. Protestants there, generally, feel like they have a lack of culture, even though the language was spoken across both groups in the early 1900s. There’s a movement to bring back the Irish language for the Protestant/Ulster community, and it’s grown tremendously in the past couple of years!