This collection of four essays examines the circumstances of the Gaeltacht and the Irish language in the 20th century. Given the current crisis in the Gaeltacht, the authors propose radical measures to enhance Gaeltacht and Irish sustainability.
It is clear that the status quo is not working for the Gaeltacht and an alternative approach is set out in this book. The four central initiatives proposed are: Irish linguistic zones; Community Trusts for the Gaels; Assembly for the Gaels; Academy for the Gaels. The innovative analysis and proposals in the book set out a positive and optimistic agenda for the Gaelic community.
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Bailiúchán den bhealoideas a chruinnigh daltaí scoile i gceantar Cheathrú Thaidhg do Scéim na Scol, mar a tugadh uirthi. I gcnuasach na ndaltaí as Iorras ta idir sheamnscealta, fhinscéalta, amhráin, phaidreacha, sheanfhocail, agus tomhaiseanna, agus cur s
The editors of An Chonair Chaoch examine the language specifically in the context of the Gaeltacht and bilingualism. Unsurprisingly, the view of parents, legal issues, language planning, education, and their effect on a very fragile linguistic region, are studied in great detail here.... Many of the conclusions make for stark reading and give the lie to the oft-repeated slur that Irish speakers live in cloud cuckoo land when it comes to Irish.