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Catholic U. part of Irish language revival

Wednesday - 3/7/2012, 10:35am  ET

WASHINGTON (AP) - Students at Catholic University in Washington are part of a revival in interest in the Irish language.

Few universities teach Irish, but classes at Catholic University drew 18 students this year, The Washington Post reports.

A 2009 survey by the Modern Language Association found just over 400 students enrolled in Irish-language classes in the United States. That's compared with 28 in 1980.

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Information from: The Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com


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