Irish History

Synthesizes the attitudes toward the Irish language, a.k.a. Gaelic, of Lt. Yolland (the fictional British officer in Brian Friel’s Translations), Hugh, the old schoolmaster in the same play. Also, the excerpt from Eamon de Valera as expressed in his radio address to the nation (Below). What value does each of these speakers see in the language, and what risks do they express, if only implicitly, about the decline of the use of this language in Ireland?




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