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Is iad an Béarla agus an Ghaeilge  an dá theanga oifigiúla i bPoblacht na hÉireann.  
Tá an Ghaeilge ar cheann de theanga scríofa agus de theanga staire is sine ar domhan, ach thar na blianta chaill Gaeilge an stádas mar phríomhtheanga na tíre. I mí Eanáir 2007, tugadh aitheantas don Ghaeilge mar an 21ú teanga oifigiúil an Aontais Eorpaigh.  
Cé gurb í Béarla  an phríomhtheanga a úsáidtear in Éirinn anois, tá pobail labhartha Gaeilge ar fud an oileáin, tugtar an Ghaeltacht ar na réigiúin seo. 



English and Irish (Gaeilge) are the two official langauges in Ireland.
 
Irish is one of the oldest written and historical languages in the world but throughout history, the status of Irish as a major language was lost. In January 2007, Irish became recognised as the 21st official language of the European Union.
 
Although English is the primary language used in Ireland, there are Irish speaking communities across the island, these regions are referred to as the Gaeltacht.

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Learn Irish Basic Words

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Here are a few basic Irish words you can learn today.


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Recipe for Soda Bread

Soda Bread is a traditional food often associated with Ireland. During the Irish famine in 1845, soda bread became a staple food due to its simple recipe and cheap ingredients.
 
There are many Irish folklore tales as to why a cross is cut into soda bread before baking.
 
Why not try baking your own soda bread with traditional Irish ingredients?


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Ed Sheeran singing as gaeilge

Text: Listen to Ed Sheeran singing Thinking Out Loud as gaeilge. Ed joined forces with Conradh na Gaeilge and RTÉ 2FM to record one of his internationally recognised songs in the Irish language.

 

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