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    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?
    Henry Grattan?
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    Quote Originally Posted by General Urko View Post
    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?
    Henry Grattan?
    Legend has it that Brian Boru struggled with the modh choinnialach.

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    Legend has it that Brian Boru struggled with the modh choinnialach.
    Incorrect. More rumour than legend. Historians tell us that it was the tuiseal ginnedeach that caused him trouble.
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    Well pretty much all of our heroes before the 19th century were fluent in it

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    "Irish will scarcely be our language in this generation, not even perhaps in the next. But until we have it again on our tongues and in our minds we are not free"
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    Path to Freedom (Chapter 7: Distinctive Culture) - Michael Collins, August 1922


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    Quote Originally Posted by General Urko View Post
    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?
    Henry Grattan?
    Enda Kenny!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackdonny9876 View Post
    Well pretty much all of our heroes before the 19th century were fluent in it
    Can you quote sources? So Emmet and Tone and Grattan would have been?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jackdonny9876 View Post
    "Irish will scarcely be our language in this generation, not even perhaps in the next. But until we have it again on our tongues and in our minds we are not free"
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    Path to Freedom (Chapter 7: Distinctive Culture) - Michael Collins, August 1922
    Never gonna happen lads. English is the language of Google.
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