Program 437: Speaking in Irish; Ireland 2016; Lingo of Europe
Release Date: 03-12-2016
Linguist Gaston Dorren tells us how languages reveal the personalities and history of the lands in which we travel. We'll also learn how the once-banned Irish language has reclaimed its role at the heart of Irish identity, then listen in as guides from Ireland help travelers prepare for their next trips to the Emerald Isle.
- Dara Herlihy, tour guide and co-owner of the Dingle Music Shop in Dingle, Ireland
- Stephen McPhilemy, Irish tour guide, originally from Derry
- Pascal Fitzpatrick, Irish tour guide from County Monaghan
- Gaston Dorren, author of "Lingo: Around Europe in Sixty Languages" (Atlantic Monthly Press)
- A recent article in the Drogheda Independent newspaper illustrates the important place given to the Irish language in education in Ireland.
- One of the program services of the Irish national broadcaster RTE is RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta.
- The Dingle Music Shop is run by Dara Herlihy's family.
- Pascal Fitzpatrick manages the family-run Fitzpatrick Coaches tour bus for hire company in County Monaghan.
- Stephen McPhilemy operates the Milltown House bed and breakfast on the Dingle Harbour in the Republic of Ireland.
- Gaston Dorren wrote "Lingo: Around Europe in Sixty Languages," was released in late 2014 in Europe by Profile Books in the UK, and in December 2015 in North America by Grove/Atlantic. He also has an app called "The Language Lover's Guide to Europe."
More with Gaston Dorren - A caller from Reno, Nevada shares a story with Rick and linguist Gaston Dorren about a misunderstanding of what the High German-speaking people were saying to him in Switzerland and Austria. They provide more examples of language disconnects. (runs 3:23)