You might not know a focal at all…
But as a fella says, that shouldn’t stop you from trying.
Although it’s true that Gaelige isn’t widely spoken in Ireland, more and more people are taking it upon themselves to learn our native tongue. Just last year, Duo Lingo reported that Irish was the fastest growing language on the app, ranking 16th worldwide amongst users.
Pop-Up Gaeltachts sprang up in Dublin in 2017 to create a space place for Gaeilgeoirs to mingle and practice the cúpla focal, and have since become a regular sight across the country and even abroad.
This week, an Chuallacht Ghaelacht in UCC is hosting its first Pop-up Gaeltacht of the year to encourage more people to come out and try speaking as Gaelige, develop their fluency and make some friends in the process.
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Everyone is welcome, regardless of ability and there will be some serious ceoil on the night as well.
The Pop-Up Gaeltacht takes place in Flannery’s Pub, Glasheen Road from a hocht a chlog (8pm) on Tuesday, September 13th, 2022.