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Coming Home : One Man's Return to the Irish Language
Coming Home : One Man's Return to the Irish Language
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Author(s): McCaughan, Michael
ISBN No.: 9780717171590
Pages: 256
Year: 201703
Format: Trade Paper
Price: £15.59
Dispatch delay: Dispatched between 7 to 15 days
Status: Available (Active record)

'Some part of me believed I would become a more complete person if I spoke Irish, more in tune with my roots, my identity, my very being.' 'I was one of the 1.8 million people who claimed to speak Irish . but like most of that cohort I was faking it.' 'I was about to turn 50 . The future had arrived. My idea of personal ambition had shifted . The Irish language, normally meandering around the edges of my consciousness, suddenly demanded my full attention.

' This is the story of Michael McCaughan's journey around Ireland and the Irish language. From a surreal start involving dedicated listening to Raidio na Gaeltachta's death notices, to rediscovering the soul of the language through immersing himself in Phil Lynott's music - all without becoming a Gaelbore - Coming Home will make you want to follow in his footsteps and strike out in search of the gra . 'A hugely enjoyable linguistic travelogue that is also a sort of love story: full of passion, lightness, but, also, commitment. McCaughan's engaging prose is a joy to read. Discover the Sex Pistols' connection with Cuil Aodha and many another startling fact about the Irish language. This journey towards a homecoming will touch many hearts.' Joseph O'Connor.

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