Marking Seachtain na Gaeilge (Irish language week) in Ireland, TG4, Ireland’s Irish language TV station, created a video of top Hollywood stars such as Chris Pine, Will Ferrell and Salma Hayek, attempting to speak Irish.
It has to be said that some of them do pretty well and deserve a bualadh bos (round of applause) for using their cúpla focal as Gaelige (few words in Irish) during their recent trips to Ireland.
Seachtain na Gaeilge, which runs in the two weeks before St. Patrick’s Day, aims to promote the Irish language.
We have to give kudos to the stars. They didn’t just stick to the easy stuff in this video either.
Zachary Quinto and Chris Pine, stars of “Star Trek,” attempt to say “Live Long and Prosper” in Irish and Johnny Knoxville and Jeff Tremaine from “Jackass” even sing Richie Kavanagh’s “Aon Focal Eile.”
Seachtain na Gaeilge is an international Irish language festival and one of the biggest celebrations of our native language and culture that takes place each year in Ireland and in many other countries.
Of course none of these stars have a patch on this Brazilian woman living in Dublin who's speaking some seriously good Irish: