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Just 14 tweets that will bring back those sweet, sweet Gaeltacht memories

It turns out some people did actually get sent home for speaking English.

IF YOU DIDN’T get to attend the Gaeltacht then it’s safe to say that you probably missed out. Our parents sent us to the other side of the country just to get us out of the house for three weeks.

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For some of us, the memories are crystal clear while others have started to fade. It’s unfortunate that the most embarrassing memories are always the ones that refuse to go away.

Nevertheless, here’s 14 tweets that will bring back those sweet, sweet memories.

Some of us never had the pleasure of being shipped halfway across the country.

But not everyone who did enjoyed it.

Packing for it was an absolute nightmare.

Once you got there, it was clear that a lot of people wanted to do more than learn Irish.

While you might have been down to shift, it didn’t always go your way.

If you weren’t looking for the shift, you were looking for naggins and you’d go through extraordinary lengths to get them.

Speaking English was the worst crime you could commit.

And if you get caught you’d be packing your bags.

Some would argue that we didn’t learn much Irish.

But the friendships you made were stronger than jet fuel.

And then you’d come home and want to do it all again.

But the truth is you can never really escape it.

Because the people you met will always be there on social media.

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