Interesting piece in the LA Times on the 80 year long battle to keep the Irish language alive. Although John Daniszewski gives his view from the Gaeltacht area around Spiddal in Co Galway, the decline in interest amongst the youth is familiar to most of us who have a strong attachment to the language.
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