Coming Home - One man’s return to the Irish Language
‘Some part of me believed I would become a more complete person if I spoke Irish, more in tune with my roots, my identity, my very being.’
‘I was one of the 1.8 million people who claimed to speak Irish … but like most of that cohort I was faking it.
‘I was about to turn 50 … The future had arrived. My idea of personal ambition had shifted … The Irish language, normally meandering around the edges of my consciousness, suddenly demanded my full attention.’