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Mary McAleese

In this exclusive interview for Blas, former Irish President, Mary McAleese, talks about her interest in the Irish language and her determination to continually improve her fluency.

Feeling strongly that the first citizen of Ireland should be fluent in the native language, she worked hard on improving her Irish from day one of her Presidency in order to be able to set a good example to the people.
Eoghan Ó Néill visited Áras an Uachtaráin to speak with the President.

To get the full story, Eoghan has to speak to the President’s Irish teacher, Belfastman Ray Mac Mánais. Does her Excellency do her homework?


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