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As Gaeilge – 1886

Fort Worth Daily Gazette 2nd February, 1886 p4 (abridged)

Irish speakers in 2011 SkateTier  Wikimedia Commons -

Irish speakers in 2011 SkateTier
Wikimedia Commons –

The other day there left from Galway by the Midland railroad an able young man who could not understand one word of English. He had never spoken any other language but Irish. He had been a fortnight in Dublin and during that time required, in the capital of his native country, to be accompanied everywhere by a interpreter.
The young man is a native of the Island of Buffin, off the Connemara coast where out of 600 or 700 inhabitants only nine speak English.

 

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