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The Rosses and Gweedore Gaeltacht

The Gaeltacht, this is a generic term for areas in Ireland where the Irish Language is the first language of the people and the social and cultural traditions associated with this linguistic tradition are safeguarded. The entire nation was Irish speaking in the 16th century but with the establishment of an English system of government and land tenure this situation changed. The use of teaching of the language was forbidden by the Penal Laws, and many Irish people turned to English to improve their socio-economic conditions. Donegal contains the largest native Irish speaking population in the country.

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The Rosses and Gweedore
Failte Ireland