A chara, – Well done to Alex Findlater (May 31st) for turning a story about a trout about into one about the Irish language. And pity the poor tourists in north Galway, driving around looking for a place called Clonbur when all the local signs say “An Fhairche”. Why in heaven’s name would we expect visitors to Ireland to know that there is another language spoken in Ireland? I mean, it’s only our national culture.
Irish Times, 02/06/12. Read the letter ‘Fishing for an English sign‘.