Behind the Bike Sheds - September Edition

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Lol no mission of him learning it, his sister thinks she's a gaelic speaker as she knows some words in Irish and has a lot of friends that are gaelic speaker so she kind of put him off, OH took great delight in telling her that we were all gaelic speaker and so were most of our friends and knew fine rightly she hadnt a clue what she was saying.

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he he he

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I know a few word of Gaelic, but not enough to hold a conversation, my dad and his sisters used to take great delight in talking in Gaelic to much to our annoyance

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I havent decided what I'll do about the 2 lo's, Id like them to speak Irish but I dont plan on sending them to the irish nursery or school, actually Im not even sure where they are here, I know where the one in crumlin is, Id be more tempted to send wiggles to it, they've and extremely high level of education, but they do need to start there at 2 1/2 years, and with OH not speaking it and showing no interest in it, it would be harder for them, you really do need to speak it at home.  My brother isnt sure about sending his daughter either despite her having a place in the irish nursery and there being a lot of Irish speaking schools in belfast.

Well es came home with excellent exam results in Irish yesterday.  He's after a pair of trainers, he was told if he keeps up the work he'll get them but on the bases of one exam result it doesnt qualify for a new pair of trainers especially as he only got a new pair last week.

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My parents decided because we lived in England we didn't need to know Gaelic and it hampered us when there were large family get togethers as we'd have to remind them we didn't speak it.
When we were in Kerry a few years ago we were in a lovely shop, come cafe when two women who had been talking in English started talking in Gaelic and basically being rude about the English, dad answered them in Gaelic, the look on their faces was a picture, it was even more of a picture when the shopkeeper asked them to leave

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See thats the thing Jac, when my family and friends get together they do speak Irish (more so with drink on them), OH while he doesnt speak it, can totally understand it, just hasnt spoke it in years. 
Gaelic speakers should know not to speak gaelic in the company of non speaking gaelic speaker as its rude.

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I'm amazed at the changes in G, knowing the end of working at B&Q is near he's happy and more engaged with the family. Pity that financially we'll be struggling for a few months

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As hard as it it financially you always manage somehow even if its very tight.  Pity its just at the same time P goes to uni and and christmas.  Hopefully this is a good thing for you all and you and G can get back to how you were.

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I wish we had HP I want to vent....

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You ok Jac? I tend to do my venting on this thread hoping it gets lost.

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