Nátíón Púttíng Fádás Ón Évérythíng Dúring Séáchtáín Ná Gáéílgé Júst Tó Bé Sáfé


AN unsure Nation is set to spend much of the week adding fadas to just about every bit of Irish they use in the written form as part of Seachtain na Gaeilge, just to be safe.

Seachtain na Gaeilge, a nationwide initiative which promotes the use of Irish language, encourages everyone to speak a bit of Irish and embrace our national tongue.

However, such is the rudimentary level of Irish possessed by a large section of the population, many are left to guess the majority of the Irish they use.

“They had it there in the office yesterday, anyone who had a bit of Irish, should give it a go. Everything I said just sounded like I was very scared and always asking a question,” explained Dublin man Stephen Downey.

“All internal emails had the cupla focail but I just panicked and put fadas on everything. Can a D have a fada? Well, I gave it one,” Downey added now slumped in a chair looking distraught.

It’s not just offices that have embraced Seachtain na Gaeilge as a number of Irish people choose to use it in everyday life.

“I started off the old dirty talk with the missus when I was on the way home on the bus, texting her some choice Irish sexiness,” explained Eamon O’Sé, “but soon I was getting a bit worried after I ran out of words I definitely knew the meaning of”.

“Then it was just a sea of fadas, I panicked and fell back on a few reliable emojis, the Aubergine, a smiling woman, a high five. She was less confused by all that,” O’Sé confirmed.

It is thought the main increase in Irish usage has come in the form of made up efforts by the public and often revolve around off the cuff made up swearing. ‘Cuntail’, ‘Shiteail’ and ‘Pricksuinta’ proving the most popular.