It is sometime said that in the 19th century people in areas such as West Cork continued to speak Irish but through the medium of the English Language.  Sentence structure, idiom, syntax, accent and words sound alien to speakers of English from England or the USA. To a limited extent this is still true.


Many of the words listed are peppered through ordinary conversation and people are unaware of their origin.


Irish in Durrus 1930s from Joe O’Driscoll N.T. (National Teacher), and others, 27th August 2018