With St Patrick’s Day on the way, there is no better time to pick up the ‘cúpla focal’, or couple of words, and 14 March sees the official launch of www.TalkIrish.com – a social-networking site designed to help members learn, teach and share the Irish language in an online environment.
Much like any other social-networking site, you can build a profile, upload images and get talking to other people, but presumably you are encouraged to maintain your status update and discussions ‘as Gaeilge’ as much as you can!
With more than 50,000 native speakers in Ireland alone, and many more scattered to the four corners of the globe, it is hoped that Belfast-based TalkIrish.com will become a forum for them to gather, speak and learn.
By Marie Boran
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