I recently completed a Conversational Irish course – 20 Wednesdays.
During the course, we were asked as to what books in Irish we may have read. When reading Peig for Leaving Certificate was mentioned, the almost universal reaction was one of ‘never again’.
I was an exception which posed a query as to whether my memory may be failing.
I understand that Peig is no longer on the Leaving Certificate reading list – a further disconnect between my generation and the current Leaving Certificate students. I found this out when trying to purchase the book in a second-hand schoolbook shop.
I had to purchase a new copy and hope to read within a year.
There is nothing like writing down a challenge and communicating to others……..
As for An tOileánach, that may take quite a bit longer…..