Lynette Fay: Celebrating the 'Irish Houses' and 50 years of Bunscoil Phobail Feirste

Once I had mastered 'An bhfuil cead agam dul go dtí an leithreas', I was all set. I don't remember having to learn Irish ever again. It was never a chore for me. I might have learned by osmosis...

The first pupils at Bunscoil Phobal Feirste were taught in a one-room portacabin. The school - and Irish language education - has gone from strength to strength, and has just celebrated its 50th anniversary
Lynette Fay
I started learning Irish when I was nine years old. Mrs McQuaid was my P5 teacher in the Convent of Mercy in Dungannon. Out of the blue one day, she told us that a window was a 'fuinneog', door was '[...]

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