Shalini Sinha on the importance of the Irish Language.

Slugger O’Toole carries a wonderful post by Cathal O Foirreidh, pointing to a piece that advocates the elimination of compulsory Irish, followed by a moving piece by a Canadian immigrant of Indian (not Native American or First Nation’s Canadian) ancestry, on the importance of the language. I love this quote:

Thus, one of the first things I did when I moved to Ireland was begin the journey of learning Irish – not because I thought it would be easy or was “fascinated”, but because I felt that this was the only way I would really understand the country that was now my home, and the people who would love me here.

I wish more people who lived in Hawai’i felt this way, whether they were born here or not, and whether they were of Hawaiian ancestry or not.

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