Jean Ferraca’s “Here on Earth” interview with David Monagan discusses many facets of Irish culture, ranging from language, history, and politics to the present modernized
The interview begins with David Monagan’s descriptions of his life in the Irish-American part of
As a writer, Monagan finds it very stimulating to live in
Monagan can’t speak Gaelic, but he claims that the Irish language is very poetic. McCarthy agrees with him on that matter and further explains that there is great variation in the Irish language and that it varies from county to county. As an example, a song is played, called ‘Langer’, which is a typical
The Irish culture has changed drastically in the past decade. The former secular country’s social life was highly dominated by the old tradition and the Catholic Church up to the 1970s, when
Even though it’s become a modernized country,
This interview gives listeners a good insight into the old and the new Ireland and its culture.