Supporters

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Bernard Dunne

Bernard Dunne

Former Professional Boxer

This video is about Bernard Dunne, boxer and lover  … of the Irish language. Bernard believes in the Irish language and is fronting a new Irish campaign called Bernard Dunne’s Bród Club, this series isn’t about teaching you Irish. Its a campaign, his campaign, to get 100,000 people who use little or no Gaeilge now to use it again- to just use what you have. Its a big ask, he might fail, but he is up for the fight.

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Brian Kennedy

Brian Kennedy

Singer

Brian tells us how his secret fantasy is to go to the Gaeltacht. He is in actual fact bi-lingual. This campaign is right up his alley and he is fully backing Bernard on his quest to get 100,000 Bród Supporters.

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Charlie Bird

Charlie Bird

Journalist & Broadcaster

Charlie is adamant that when he comes back, on his tombstone he will have written “must try harder”. He blames himself for not doing enough when he was younger. However this is his chance to use what he has and maybe even a little bit more.

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Brendan Courtney

Brendan Courtney

Presenter

Brendan lost his Irish at 16 and regrets it ever since. Now though, he feels he is willing to take on the challenge and revisit his roots. Brendan is excited about this challenge and ready to speak some Irish.

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Fiona Looney

Fiona Looney

Radio DJ

From a very early age Fiona was aware of the language. She is passionate about this campaign and is going to get back up on that “capall” and support The Bród Club.

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Ray Foley

Ray Foley

Radio DJ

Ray feels that once you stop using Irish you lose confidence in your ability to use it. This is why he is going to give it a go over the next 6 weeks and try and regain that confidence in his ability to speak cupla focail.

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Charlie Bird

Lucy Kennedy

Presenter

To this day Irish still gives Lucy nightmares, she is scarred for life. However the fear of someday not being able to speak to her children terrifies her, that is why Lucy is backing Bernard all the way.

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Tom Dunne

Tom Dunne

Radio DJ

Tom admits that he definitely had a love/hate relationship with Irish growing up. He is a huge supporter none the less and believes this to be a great campaign to get people to give Irish another go.

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Paul McGrath

Paul McGrath

Former Professional Footballer

Paul tells us how he feels less Irish without the language. He is fully behind Bernard and is willing to use what he has throughout the next 6 weeks.

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Charlie Bird

Ben Dunne

Entrepreneur

Ben has gone through a lot bigger challenges in his life and encourages us all that learning Irish should be an easy challenge. He is willing to back this campaign all the way.

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Baz Ashmawy

Baz Ashmawy

Presenter

Baz lost his Irish at a young age. He says it himself, that it is a skill to be as bad as he is at Irish. It didn’t bother Baz until he was much older, 19 and 20. Today, he is a supporter of Bernard Dunne’s Bród Club because he no longer wants to isolate himself.

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Jennifer Maguire

Jennifer Maguire

Presenter

For years now Jennifer has been faking it with her boyfriend, he thinks she speaks Irish! She is no longer going to fake it as she is on board for this campaign and is willing to give it all she’s got.

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Roz Purcell

Roz Purcell

Model

Roz is passionate about Irish and this is clear from her comparison between Gaeilge and Stair, You don’t use it everyday but it’s important to have it. Roz has been showing her commitment by tweeting as Gaeilge since the start of the campaign.

PJ Gallagher

PJ Gallagher

Comedian

PJ lost touch with Irish a very long time ago. His claim to fame is that he knows one Irish poem because it was on a fiver at one point in time! Our mission is to get PJ back using cúpla focal.

Pamela Flood

Pamela Flood

TV Presenter

Pamela is not sure that she actually needs Irish, she said it herself that she didn’t even use Gaeilge when representing Ireland at Miss World!

Katie Taylor

Katie Taylor

Professional Boxer

Katie wishes that she was as passionate about her Irish when she was in school as she is now. Katie loves the fact that she gets asked to speak Irish all the time when fighting abroad.