I was wondering what was the level of competency in and attitude towards the national language some of our greatest Rebels had?
Yes, I know 'Jarry' is reasonable fluent (possibly B2)petunia
And of course Dev learned it and came across as virtually Galiban!
Mickey Collins, afaik was fluent, but never really known to speak it in public.
Pearse, well no need to ask there.
Connolly was fluent in German and Italian, but I don't know WRT Irish.
Sir Roger Casement, probably to pre occupied with other (human rights) advocacy to engage.
O'Connell, similar to Collins, but would always advise preference be given to Béarla as it was more economically important.
Theobald Wolf Tone?
Robert Addis Emmet?