This Life: Spreading the word in Big Sky country

At Montana University, Irish comes behind only Spanish as the most popular language, writes Eoin Reynolds.

6th January, 2013
Traolach O'Riordain in the University of Montana. Photo: Todd Goodrich, University of Montana/Butte-Silver Bow Public Archive

An Irish language revival is taking place 4,000 miles from Ireland's shores, at the University of Montana in the US. The course has proven so popular that the university can't provide enough places to cope with demand and there are plans to extend the course to secondary schools and other third level colleges.

In Montana, more than 200 students of various levels of ability have enrolled and some are planning to make the trip to the...

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