Séamus Heaneys’ words of wisdom

[vc_row type=”in_container” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left”][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]This poster was sent to every secondary school in Ireland last September 2015 and features Poet Laureate Séamus Heaneys’ words of wisdom extoling the virtue of speaking the Irish language. It reads as follows:

“Not to Learn Irish is to miss the opportunity of understanding what life in this country has meant and could mean in a better future. It is to cut oneself off from ways of being at home. If we regard self-understanding, mutual understanding, imaginative enhancement, cultural diversity and a tolerant political atmosphereas a desirable attainments, we should remember that a knowledge of the Irish language is an essential element in their realisation.”[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

2 Responses

    1. Hi Leah
      Apologies for the delay. Wise words indeed from a great man. i found the pic and message online . I now see that http://www.t-leine..ie (meaning tshirts) is printing it onto tshirts so you could contact them. I think this is just the words though not Seamus. Also you could email the dept of education in Ireland and ask them for a copy or contact http://www.gael-linn.ie/default.aspx?treeid=78 .they might have copy.
      Good luck Leah
      Kind regards
      Claire

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