it is inevitable that there has to be a ‘standard irish’ taught otherwise how else would it reasonably be both taught and evaluated in schools. we have to think of it in the same way that english is taught in schools – correct english grammar is devoid of colloquialisms and slang, which is contrary to how the majority of people speak it. I would be interested in how to spread the gaeltachts even through this standard interpretations as I think dialects will originate again in certain areas. would it be great to see an emergence of longford, waterford, antrim, derry and tipperary dialects within irish – it may is the only way the language will grow