Is fearr Gaeilge briste, ná Béarla cliste - Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt - Leaf, Ash, Gold - Eel & Otter
Is fearr Gaeilge briste, ná Béarla cliste - Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt - Leaf, Ash, Gold - Eel & Otter
Is fearr Gaeilge briste, ná Béarla cliste - Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt - Leaf, Ash, Gold - Eel & Otter
Is fearr Gaeilge briste, ná Béarla cliste - Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt - Leaf, Ash, Gold - Eel & Otter
Is fearr Gaeilge briste, ná Béarla cliste - Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt - Leaf, Ash, Gold - Eel & Otter
Is fearr Gaeilge briste, ná Béarla cliste - Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt - Leaf, Ash, Gold - Eel & Otter

Is fearr Gaeilge briste, ná Béarla cliste - Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt - Leaf, Ash, Gold

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The Irish language is a living native tongue spoken on the island of Ireland. It has grown and changed as language does over time, but it is still in danger of being lost.
As a colonised country brought under the rule of the British empire, the speaking of Irish was as close to being an illegal act as the foreign rulers could manage.

English was declared the official language of the country and was used for all official matters. This made it necessary for people to be able to speak and understand English in order to fulfill any official capacity forcing an immediate language barrier between positions of power and the people of the island.

One of the primary examples of this was installed by a state system of primary education introduced in 1831. This installed a targeted form of corporal punishment. Children attending school had to wear a stick on a piece of string around their necks. Each time they used Irish, a notch was cut into the stick. At the end of the day, they would be physically punished according to how many notches they had on their stick. The "tally stick", or "bata scoir" in Irish, represented one of the terrible things that the state did to its children.

Today Irish still lives but it is still in danger as such any time even a few words as gaeilge (in Irish) pass our lips we are each of us doing something to keep it alive.

Is fearr Gaeilge briste, ná Béarla cliste - Broken Irish is better than clever English.


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This t-shirt feels soft and lightweight, with the right amount of stretch. It's comfortable and flattering for both men and women. Unisex Short Sleeve Jersey T-Shirt with tearable tag (no scratching!).

• 100% combed and ring-spun cotton
• Fabric weight: 4.2 oz (142 g/m2)
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
• Side-seamed

Also Available in Dark Colours and Light text.

Size guide

  S M L XL 2XL 3XL 4XL
Length (inches) 28 29 30 31 32 33 34
Width (inches) 18 20 22 24 26 28 30