Thursday, February 4, 2010

Speaking Up for Donegal

Teaching Irish online is all fine and dandy but it is a bit silly to omit one of the most popular dialects in the language – that from Donegal.

Or so says Sinn Fein Senator Pearse Doherty in response to the launch of the ‘Abair Leat’ pilot project launched in schools this week.

“Although I welcome any initiative which promotes Gaeilge as a spoken language I am concerned at the absence of the Donegal dialect in this new programme,” he said.

“The Donegal dialect must not be discriminated against and it is important that the student has experience of all three dialects in preparation for the Scrúdú Béil at leaving cert level.”

Aye, Senator, Aye!

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