It took 704 days of effort, but...

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    ... I finished my Irish tree today. My seven year old was at my side as I finished my final lessons, and he gave me a big hug when the course trophy was awarded, which, since he's the primary reason that I was here, was really reward enough. I feel confident that I'll be in a fine position to help him at home with his Irish school work now, which is such a satisfying feeling.

    There's still much (oh, so much!) to be learned, but I'd like to thank Team Irish for creating this course. I'd also like to convey my deep gratitude to the creators of the accompanying Memrise course, and to the small handful of dedicated Duolingo Irish course members who volunteer their assistance here. Your tireless help and patience have been an immeasurable aid to me along the way. I would not have been able to get through this course without you! You folks have really made this place feel like a community. I don't often participate in the forum, but I follow the discussions here every day, and have learned so much from you. You're all aces.

    2 years ago

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    https://www.duolingo.com/revengedoctor21

    Its awesome you achieved your goal of learning enough of a language to help your boy! Fantastic parenting!

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/heathermagoo
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    moher

    A wonderful achievement. Best of luck for a bright future.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Maliha_p

    You seem like a very dedicated parent! Congratulations and you have probably made your son very proud! You should be proud too!!!1

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/dubhais
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    Maith thú! Go ndéanaidh a mhaith duit.

    2 years ago

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    New idea!!! You (and your son) could write up your story for Beo (it is [update: WAS] the online magazine for Oideas Gael ). How you came to Ireland. How you made it your country. How you decided to study Irish. :D :D :D

    I'm 100% positive they would go for something like that. Here's the email for their editor:
    eagar@beo.ie

    You could practice Irish. I'm sure people on the Duolingo discussion would help if you get stuck with vocabulary and sentence structure.

    Think what an inspiration you could be for other learners in Ireland and other countries!!!

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Knocksedan

    The final edition of Beo.ie was published in 2014 - it's only available as an archive now.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/heathermagoo
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    Back to the drawing board :D :D :D

    Or better put: Beidh mé ag dul ar ais go dtí an bord líníocht.

    (for another Smaoineamh Geal )

    Glossary
    Beidh mé - I will be (future of )
    ag dul - going (verbal noun of téigh; use ag with action in progress "at going")
    ar ais - back
    go dtí - to
    an bord líníocht - the drawing board
    smaoineamh - idea
    geal - bright

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Lento_Rodriguez
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    Congratulations!!

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/galaxyrocker

    Comhghairdeachas leat!

    2 years ago

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    Well done! I hope that you’ll continue to bring us your perspective as you and your son progress in Irish, so that those of us outside of Ireland can gain a better understanding of both the challenges and the rewards there.

    2 years ago

    [deactivated user]

      I will, indeed.

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/Fingolfin1346

      Maith an bhean thú féin! Go míle maire tú é.

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/OliverCasserley

      Comghairdeas a Mhilero 429 agus do bhuachaill. Ádh mór libh.

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/AnLonDubhBeag

      Is mór an obair athá déanta agat a bhean, agus is maith an mhaise agat é.

      2 years ago

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      Congratulations!

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/Deo.
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      Congratulations! Duolingo is definitely the best site to learn Irish.

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/DavidColli4
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      Maith thú!

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      nice job, congrats

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/BaalaE
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      Maith thú! Wow, that's amazing, I hope I will have finished my tree in August this year ...

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      Congratulations! You're awesome, Milero :-) And thank you for all the great work you've done on the Memrise companion course! You're a real inspiration.

      2 years ago

      https://www.duolingo.com/DylanScanlanc

      Well done!:)

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      Comhghairdeas!

      2 years ago
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