Schooling through Irish makes no progress

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Published: 26 October 1913

‘Why do not those who are laughing and scoffing at us put forward their own programme? Whether we succeed or whether we do not is in the lap of the Gods, but we, at least, are making an effort,’ Dr. Douglas Hyde told the annual meeting of the Keating Branch of the Gaelic League yesterday.

Dr. Hyde was responding to the views of those who were criticising the Gaelic League for their attempts to get Irish taught more widely in the schools and to get all subjects taught through Irish in Irish-speaking areas.

Dr. Hyde admitted that they continued to encounter great opposition from the National Board of Education, but that they would not be prevented from fighting for their cause.

The meeting was presided over by Cathal Brugha.

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