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Gaelg part of national identity

Language marked for national day celebrations

A landmark anniversary for the Manx language was commemorated as part of this year's Tynwald Day.

Irish politician Eamon O'Cuive paid a visit here, seventy years after his grandfather - the former Taoiseach Eamon de Valera - came here to investigate our use of Gaelic.

Following the trip, he convinced Irish officials to invest in making recordings of the last surviving native Manx speakers.

Tynwald President Steve Rodan says De Valera's work was crucial to saving our native language - and that matters more than ever today:

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