We must take a stand towards the rapid recline of the Irish language and fluency of it.
In Gaeltacht areas it is said to be unlikely to survive as a locally spoken community language for the next decade.
I feel we should all take an initiative to teach our children as the more who speak the language the more it can be of use outside of the home.
Our ancient language is over a thousand years older than English and is an integral part of our culture and our very identity is at risk with the death of the language.
Most Irish people today cant even pronounce the Irish names of their towns like Cobh, Corcaigh, Baile Átha Luain etc. and this just contributes to the misinterpretation and makes them more connected to the English than to their Irish roots.
And the thing is, the language isn't dying today because it was too hard to learn for people. However it is because of the ban on teaching Irish during English reign and the rapid decline after the famine which together caused the situation in Ireland. Where everybody is used to speaking English on a daily basis, showing that the English have almost successfully managed their task to erase our cultural heritage.
What i ask of you is if you care about our culture and reviving the Irish language is to learn to fluently speak Irish and pass it down through the generations by teaching your children. I doubt my petition will cause much change but as long as someone sees this and the fighting flame to revive our language is still alive in me, i will keep trying.
Bíodh lá maith agat!