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09/02/2017

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Gary Bradley

Yup! One of my greatest regrets in life was that the British government decreed we couldn't be taught Irish history in our school or learn any vestige of Irish culture, even of that before the Irish conversion to Catholicism, which is poetry funny when read from Augustine's perspective in Bede! I found my way eventually through, ironically, sometimes members of the security forces introducing me to Planxty, The Dubliners, Tommy Makem etc. and through Heaney's Sweeney Astray and Station Island and playing 'rebel' music at republican gigs, with my heart in my mouth... It's like there's no gratitude for the culture or grace to accept our compassion, never mind wisdom. "And we're, still at it in our own place, still trying to reach the future through the past..." Paul Brady.

Monty

I know the journalist and I know the politician; and I might have been with you when that story was told! Yep. And Rev Drennan’s Irish Grammar certainly played a large role in keeping the language alive

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