These American and Canadian students are better at speaking Irish than us

In a video filmed last year in the Gaeltacht, some American and Canadian students show off their Irish language skills.

While most of us struggle to form a coherent sentence in Irish, despite FOURTEEN years of learning the language, these North Americans seem to have got a good grasp of it.

But do they know the dreaded 'modh coinniollach'?

The students visited Carraroe, a village in the Galway Gaeltacht, last year to improve their spoken Irish. The programme was suppported by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, the Fulbright Commission in the US and the Ireland Canada University Foundation.

In the video, they explain why they made the slightly unusual choice to start learning the language - a desire to reconnect with their ancestry, an interest in history and lesser-spoken languages or just to test their ability.

And it seems they had a lovely time at Irish college.

You're welcome back anytime, lads!

By Ciara Flaherty

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