"Inspired by a blue-skied Sunday morning, buy some sheets of brightly coloured cardboard, cut them into uneven squares and write the Irish on one side, the English on the other. Man. Fear. Woman. Bean. Heart. Croí. Break. Briste."
For a short time only (!) my story 'How to Learn Irish in Seventeen Steps' is published on the Irish Times website.
Luana Paula de Silva O'Connor has moved from Brazil to Ireland for love. Settling into her new life as a primary teacher, she initially ignores the letters from the Irish Teaching Council which tell her she must learn Irish in order to keep her job. But with just nine months to go until her deadline, and with her relationship wavering, Luana sets out on a seemingly impossible journey: to learn Irish (in seventeen steps).