Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh – Listen to 10 Minutes of Spoken Irish (with English Sub-titles)

Irish (Gaeilge) originated in Ireland and was historically spoken by the Irish people. Irish is now spoken as a first language only by a small minority of the Irish population, and as a second language by a larger minority. However, it is widely considered to be an important part of the island’s culture and heritage. It enjoys constitutional status as the national and first official language of the Republic of Ireland. It is also an official language of the European Union and an officially recognized minority language in Northern Ireland. Irish was the predominant language of the Irish people for most of their recorded history, and they brought their Gaelic speech with them to other countries, notably Scotland and the Isle of Man where it gave rise to Scottish Gaelic and Manx. It has the oldest vernacular literature in Western Europe.

Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh – Native Irish Speaker (10 minutes of Irish Language with sub-titles)

Ó Muircheartaigh (famous Irish radio sports personality) interviewed…