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She is part of the "Turas" (Journey) project which connects people from Protestant communities to their own history with the Irish language.After the choral practice, the biggest class of beginners the 31-year-old has ever seen take their place at the center, which is decorated with Gaelic-language posters such "Mionna Na Bliana," which depicts the months of the year.The last census in 2011 found that almost 11 percent claimed some familiarity with Gaelic; 3.7 percent claimed they could speak, read, write and understand it. However, just 4,130 people, 0.2 percent of the population, said it was their main language – fewer than those who said Polish and Lithuanian.
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