Why did you return to learning Irish?
Bhí grá mór agam ar an “teanga mo chroí” í gcónaí, ach ní labhraítear i mo theaghladh riamh. Sa bhliain 2017, is dóigh liom, beir mé ar seans an teanga a fhoghlaim arís, i Bhaile Mhúirne, i nGaillimhe agus i Rinn, Co. Phóirt Láirge, bhain mé alán sult as, agus mar sin tá mé ag foghlaim fós.
[I always had a huge for the language of my heart, but it was never spoken at home. In 2017, I think it was, I took the chance to learn it again, in Ballyvourney, in Galway, and in Rinn in Co Waterford. I really enjoyed it and because of that, I am learning it still].
What do you love about the language?
Teanga álainn fileata atá an gaeilge, níos fearr ná béarla. Oidhreacht ár sinsear le staire saibhreas sa cheoil agus filíocht atá sí.
[Irish is a beautiful poetic language, better than English. It’s our ancestors’ heritage with a rich history in music and poetry.]
What’s a favourite word of yours in Irish and why?
“Suaimhneas”….. seems to describe tranquility, more than just peace itself.