I would love everyone to learn Irish no matter where they’re from. I mean it was the English who tried to destroy our language, so it would be pretty damn awesome for English people to join in keeping it alive. I know where you’re coming from; it does feely a little bit dodgy but hey, languages are for everyone :)
Dan Breen on the War of Independence
Inishdooey Island, three miles off the northern coast of Donegal, shows that you don’t need to be a celebrity to own a private island.
The original asking price for Inishdooey Island (Inis Dhubhnach) was around a million dollars, a bit steep for a location that can only be reached by boat or helicopter, and even then only in good weather. The owner has now reduced the price to £140, 000, or about $230,000, depending on exchange rates. That price is practically a steal in today’s economy, especially when you consider that the island offers 94 acres of beautiful, unspoiled Irish land, the ruins of an ancient monastery and numerous caves to explore.
Does anyone want to go halfsies on Inis Dhubhnach?