Thursday, 21 August 2008

Aga Tago por Junaĝoj la Cape Breton Post:

The laughter was infectious at the Christmas Island fire hall, Wednesday, as about a dozen children ages four to 12 either learned to pronounce new Gaelic words or used the time to brush up on Gaelic language skills learned in previous years.

The Gaelic language lessons were part of Youth Activity Day, one of the events of the 18th annual Feis an Eilein Gaelic summertime festival.

Little Narrows resident Lauren MacDonald, 12, has been to every Feis an Eilein since she was only three years old.

She said her interest came as a result of a long line of family members who have maintained their Gaelic traditions.

“A lot of people in my family are Gaelic, so I just like the language,” MacDonald said.

“I like to learn Gaelic. I take lessons here too and a lot of my friends come here as well.”

She said taking part in one of the Gaelic day camps for kids is something her friends and she can enjoy together during the long summer break from school.

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