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WATCH:  ‘My grandmother spoke no English’ says Mattie McGrath TD 

As events nationwide celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge, Tipperary TD Mattie McGrath has told the Dáil that his grandmother spoke only Irish and lived in a region that was a breac Gaeltacht in the county until 1957. 

He said that despite the decline of the gaeltacht area in Tipperary, efforts were being made to revive and conserve the language.


The GAA also says Seachtain na Gaeilge is a key focus for the organisation.

“Join us in celebrating Seachtain na Gaeilge by telling us about the events and activities you will organising. If you are looking for things to do you could send out social media posts from the club and county platforms as Gaeilge using the hashtags #GAAgaeilge / SnaG22 ” they said.

“You could organise a bilingual quiz in the clubhouse. You could organise a Pop-Up Gaeltacht in the club. You could run bilingual training sessions for the younger members or even register with Fondúireacht Sheosaimh Mhic Dhonncha. There are many many events and activities you could run, and we would love to hear what you have planned,” they said.

“Labhair í agus mairfidh sí. Let’s celebrate the Irish language and Seachtain na Gaeilge together.”


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