The Irish language is important. Even for those Irish and Irish Americans who cannot speak it, Gaelic forms part of our Irish heritage and identity. It opens a door to 1,500 years of culture, including some of the world’s most exquisite poems, stories and songs.
Those who do speak Irish sometimes remark that the world is a slightly different place in Gaelic than in English, that it appears to turn on a different axis. This extra perspective on life is a great gift, a rich cultural resource.
In its 78 years, this newspaper has always championed the Irish language in America, and continues to do so, proudly. Our columnist, Elaine N