Oscar success puts ‘endangered’ Irish language centre stage

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By Padraic Halpin DUBLIN (Reuters) – Thousands of miles from the glitz of Sunday’s Oscars, the first Irish language film to earn a nomination is sparking renewed interest in a native tongue spoken by so few it is considered endangered by the United Nations cultural agency. Competing for best international feature, “An Cailín Ciúin” (The Quiet Girl) last year became the first Irish language film to gross more than 1 million euros ($1.06 million) at the UK and Irish box office. It has remained a fixture in cinemas across English-speaking Ireland. Director Colm Bairéad says the success feels like…

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