It doesn’t matter if she doesn’t have access to native speakers.
Theoretically she can create her own dialect of Irish.
That’s a really interesting point. We put a lot of effort into copying how people on TG4 and the radio sound, but I suppose it’s inevitable we’ll do our own thing in the end.
The nearest city with a decent Irish language scene is Portland, Oregon. I’m definitely planning on making regular family trips up there for Irish weekends, once the children are a little older. We’ll see what influence that has, what kind of speakers are there.