Gaeltacht as policy

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trekking in the Gaeltacht

Recent trip to Ireland was bumped along its path by posts here.

We stayed car-free for ten days and spent five days walking about 40 miles total in scenery that is very energizing.

I put 88 photos on a Shutterfly page, including a few from Dublin.

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https://gaeltacht.shutterfly.com/
 

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Having just returned from a walking visit to extreme west Ireland I learned about Gaeltacht as policy while I was being charmed by both people and place.

Without fleshing the bones of the post with googleable description, I'd like to hear Cyburbians' opinions about ideas like this and how they fit into something as inclusive as comp planning.

I generally agree with Kurt Vonnegut that nationalism is a mental disease, but the Irish, based on the history, appear to hold some solid ground on why their culture should be "saved".

Comments?

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I can agree with the nationalism thing, because, Wooo! 'Merica! and now we're arguing about kneeling at football games. Irish on the other hand is a distinct culture. We don't want to lose that. Think of all the things they give us from whisky to Lucky Charms. .

Nice pictures by the way.
 

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...in our nation we have some laws that require indigenous languages be included in curricula. We would not have place names changed to Mandan or Arapaho. What about places like Catalonia?
It reminds me of wealthy suburbs of Atlanta wanting out of the metro area for similar reasons of affluence vs non-so.
 
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