Untie my Tongue
The last traditional speaker of Manx Gaelic, Ned Maddrell, died in 1974. But now more than 40 children are receiving their education entirely in the language.
Phil Gawne is the Isle of Man's Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. He has a passion for the Manx Gaelic tongue and enjoys his life on the Isle.
However, he's a mixed past and some amazing tales to tell.
Once he served 16 months in prison for arson, committed during the campaign for Manx. He tells the intertwined stories of his life and the struggle for his language, culture and identity.
Why is Manx Gaelic important to you?
last updated: 04/04/2008 at 14:30
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