Why we’re all Irish, but what about you?
We’ve been here before, but in 2016 the state of Irish culture has changed and the landscape has changed too.
You’ll notice the phrase “Dublin’s city of the future” and the idea that the city is the next big thing in Dublin has now been replaced by “Dublins city of tomorrow”.
Dublin has always been a place that is both Irish and a place where people feel at home.
The city’s first mayor, Peadar Ó Muilleoir, set about trying to make this happen.
He created a committee, which would report on all the areas of Dublin’s development, and would decide which areas should be rebuilt.
He was a leader in Irish-language education and was keen to give people in the city a chance to get out and explore.
His committee was the first one to address the problem of language barriers in the area and created the first Irish-friendly community centre in the country.
There is a reason why people who are bilingual can get the job done.
We’ve got great Irish and English teachers, great Irish-speaking people, and they’ve been able to bring a lot of change to this area.
It’s one of the reasons why I love living in Dublin.