Thit muid i ngrá le hÉirinn and so all things Gaeilge, especially the language.
Languages are like the spine of a culture. The way they are built, defines communication between their users, the energy in the society, and a whole feel of the culture. Languages depend on the location, the climate of the place, the landscape. The Emerald Island - rock by the water, land by the ocean, wind and sunny spells of unpredictable mood of the weather. The green land as far as the eye can see, raw and majestic.
Each word tells a story, the language is so uniquely descriptive and imaginative, no surprise Irish people apparently were the first western European people to develop a full-scale vernacular written literature. A literature that was expressed in various genres. Ireland is a nation of storytellers telling stories that are carried with the wind, through music and over many generations.
As another generation we pledge to embrace the beauty of the Irish language wherever we can. We are therefore saying, Céad míle fáilte, join us in this journey of creating a fun and contemporary context for one of the most ancient languages of Europe.
So let's start with Scéal Gra - short videos showcasing class people of Ireland - both professionals and enthusiasts - who use the Irish language on a daily basis, whether it is for work or just pure craic. Hopefully this will become your landing page to find out more about the Gaeilge, and possibly learn your own cúpla focal.
Episode 1 - Lorg Media
Visiting ‘back the wesht’ in the heart of Gaillimh we are talking to Loretta from Lorg Media. We know Loretta for years and have always admired her work ethic and enthusiasm for the Irish language. She actually was one of the very first people who heard the full plan of a sock business - and happily gave her applause!
Episode 2 - Just Art It
Elena Santos and Alan Preims are true gems that Ireland is so lucky to have. Their creativity, kindness and warmth influences the community and enriches the culture. They are also pure, pure craic.
Episode 3 - Bríd Ní Chonghóile
Bríd lives and breathes through Gaeilge. She's passionate, beautifully honest, and so her work benefits Ireland hugely. She has that Irish wit that makes you fall for a person, and crave to listen to their stories all day long.