I am definitely a proponent of the motto ‘Is fear Gaeilge bhriste ná Béarla cliste’ – my Irish being of the broken-style, but improving.
This week I learnt how to include a ‘síneadh fada’ in a text message – hold down the vowel and a number of options then appear at the bottom of screen. Upto this, my text messages ‘as Gaeilge’ have been ‘fada’-less. From now, all mistakes are mine.
It appears that the signwriter at The Market bar had similar issues with including a ‘fada’.