Seachtain na Gaeilge is ongoing this week with all of us being encouraged to use more Irish in our everyday lives. But what's it like working through Irish all the time, Siofra Mulqueen has been finding out on the Business on RTÉ Radio One.
Síofra spoke to Diarmuid Ó Mathúna, owner of Pota Café in Conamara about the natural fluidity of the Irish language in the Galway Gaeltacht. He says even though not everyone who comes to visit the café has fluent Irish, him and the staff will make an effort to introduce Irish at a more accessible level, without putting them under pressure.
Singer Emma Langford spoke to Síofra about how she weaves Irish into her lyrics and how the audience react to hearing something different.
Fergal Chambers, owner of the Four Provinces pub in Kimmage runs Irish classes upstairs twice a week and he says many of the customers are from a working-class background and may not have had access to or indeed the incentive to speak or learn the Irish language earlier in life.