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We’re nearly at the end of this strange and dark decade and it’s hard to know what to make of it at this stage. So much has happened since New Year’s Eve 2009 that could not have been predicted, much of it bad. However, one of the nice things that was not expected ten years ago has been the rise of Irish language activism through social media, where unconnected individuals with a love of the language found a way to make it relevant to their online friends.
Different social media platforms have different appeals to different people. While Darach does his thing on Twitter, Múinteoir Meg prefers to rock the ‘gram, incorporating Irish language phrases and vocabulary into her posts and stories about food, fashion and travel. She joins Darach, Peadar and Clodagh on today’s show to talk about it, being an Irish teacher in 2019 and the Irish for goji berry.
Join Darach at the Seamus Heaney Homeplace Centre in Magherafelt on the 9th of August. He’ll be in conversation with Lynette Fay from BBC Radio Ulster about his journey since starting @theirishfor. Tickets at
Contact the show:
twitter – @motherfocloir and @theirishfor
email – [email protected]