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    Default Question for the Irish speakers of Politics.ie

    It would probably be bad form to post this on the Gaeilge forum as Béarla (as I don't have enough Irish yet) so I'll do it here.

    If you had the option of visiting only one village in the Gaeltacht and the purpose of your stay was to speak in Irish with as wide a range of people as possible, which would you choose? In other words, a place where it's least likely that you'll to have to switch to English because the other person/people you're interacting with can't continue due to a lack of fluency. A place where you're most likely to hear young people speaking Irish amongst themselves in everyday life etc...

    I've spent time in only one area which is undoubtedly in the Fíor-Ghaeltacht, and two places which have no business being in the Gaeltacht at all these days. Even to a non-Irish speaker like me, the difference was like night and day. In one, Irish was everywhere. In the grocery store, the petrol station, the mechanics shop, the pub and the school yard (kids chatting with their teacher).

    In the others...nothing.

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    sounds like you kinda answered your own question there
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    I immediately thought of five places that might fit the bill when I decided to post this, but I don't know which is actually the strongest. I'll answer later, after some more replies (hopefully).

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    An Ceathrú Rua or Gaoth Dobhair

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    Gaoth Dobhair.

    Be warned though- in most of the Gaeltachtaí you will hear a lot more English during the tourist seasons i.e Summer and during the other holidays.

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    Rosmuc

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    I'd say Rosmuc also. ach ná dean dearmad ar Rathcairn tá a lán Gaeilge ann agus tá sí an Gaeltacht is cóngaraí le BAC .

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    Quote Originally Posted by bradán feasa
    I'd say Rosmuc also. ach ná dean dearmad ar Rathcairn tá a lán Gaeilge ann agus tá sí an Gaeltacht is cóngaraí le BAC .
    No. If you want an English free Gaeltacht, Ratchcairn is not the place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by newbie12
    An Ceathrú Rua or Gaoth Dobhair
    Although my personal love is the Kerry gaeltacht, life is conducted in English by all the locals there so probably Ceathrú Rua simply because Ulster Irish is effectively a different language to me. It's as different from Southern Irish as Jamaican street patois is from Westminster English.
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