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03403 2016-04-21 Whiterock Biodh Gaeilge+
Above is a pro-Gaelic (Irish-language) mural on the Whiterock Road, with signs in Irish being held by young people protesting cuts to social services (on the left) and (on the right) a short poem: “Tá Fraincis ag na Francaigh/Tá Gréigis ann sa Ghréig/Tá Iodáil[i]s ag na hIodálaigh/Bíodh Gaeilge ag na Gaeil.” That is: the French have French, the Greeks Greek, the Italians Italian; let there be Irish for the Irish.
Loading? The mural has been in this (unfinished) state since October, 2015. And: the third line in fact has initial “L”s rather than “I”, which suggests — if a fada is added over the “o”s and the final “is” removed from “lodáilis” — “the loaders have loading(s)”!
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Copyright © 2016 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f14, 1/400, ISO 200, full size 3648 x 2288
text: X03403 Lodáils hLodálaigh irish language we love our services is grá linn ár seirbhisí

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