My Use of Irish – Úsáid na Gaeilge

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Today those on twitter and Facebook would have noticed a rise in my use of Irish online. This is due to two things. One is catching a bit of Ryan Tubridy on Saturday Night where they were encouraging people to use Facebook as Gaeilge and my last two Facebook Updates have been as Gaeilge. The second is my radio listening. This morning I tuned into Raidio Rí Rá and mentioned that on twitter and guess what? They engaged with me on twitter (Anseo agus anseo).

Now we all know of Raidio na Gaelteachta and its boredom inducing programing (for me it is anyway) and it basically does not encourage young people to use Gaeilge. Raidio Rí-Rá on the other hand is a great change and uses Gaeilge is a fun way and I must say I loved listening to it during my breakfast this morning. While I didnt understand everyword said, I caught the idea of what the presenters were saying and I think it will be my station of choice in future. I think it is only on FM for Seachtain Na Gaeilge but hopefully it will be for much longer, mar tá sé ar fheabhas!

Tá Raidio Rí-Rá ar fhail i Baile Átha Cliath (100.3FM), Corcaigh (106.7FM), Gallimh (99.1FM) agus Luimneach (105.5FM). Tá Raidió Rí-Rá ag craoladh ar-líne 24 uair a chloig sa lá 365 freisin.

I hope to increase my use of Irish on the internet, so watch out for #gael tweets and Facebook updates as Gaeilge from me!

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Author: Stephen

Cork born and bred, proud European and Irishman. Involved in many organisations and politics. Also writes for and UCC Express.

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