Dublin: 7 °C Tuesday 27 February, 2024
As Gaeilge

13 times Tumblr was so right about learning Irish

“And suddenly, a car hit me.”

1. Firstly, the sraith pictíur are totally open to interpretation

“an bae: tar anseo”

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2. And your ‘aiste’ must always contain a freak accident

It’s mandatory.

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3. Being liberal with fadas is the name of the game

*sticks fada on every vowel just for good measure*

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4. The sraith pictiúr are a breeding ground for banter

“Weed iontach!”

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5. The prose is always incredibly grim… and yet you find yourself identifying with it

Who among us didn’t relate to Seamas’ plight in An t-Ádh after sitting Paper 2?

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6. When you’re listening to tape and you don’t understand a word…

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7. Like, nothing

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8. This about sums up all the poems and prose on Irish Paper 2

“Dublin is shit. I’m moving back to Inis Mór because it’s always sunny there.”

Irish literature in a nutshell.

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9. Same

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11. When you’re reading through the sraith pictiúr and you’re like, “Pssht, would never happen”

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12. When you realise that God is referenced a lot

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13. And finally… remember learning off these essays about Fadbh na nDrugaí?

Thank God those days are behind us, what?

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