Gaelige is sliving.
People have been pronouncing the death of our native tongue since colonial times. Yet, Gaelige rises. And it’s by no means an accident of fate that it continues to stay relevant and growing as a language.
Due to creative initiatives like the pop-up Gaeltacht, nights out as Gaelige have become a regular outing for Gaeilgeorí across the country and, indeed, the world.
The events first sprang up in Dublin in 2017 to create a space place for Irish speakers to mingle and practice the scéalaí.
This month, Barrack Street bar O’sho announced the return of their popular Gaelige nights, which had spent nearly three years recovering from the long hangover that was the pandemic.
“It’s open for all levels of Irish speakers, and a great chance to practice and learn the language. We play music from upcoming Gaelic musicians and have the craic and comhrá!” said the organisers.
Lovers of the Irish language are invited to call into the Barrack Street pub for Sos Lóin on the second Thursday night of every month, starting in August where attendees can strike up a comhrá and even order a pint as Gaelige.