Is it really of great importance to preserve one's native language?

As we head towards St Patrick's day, our national holiday, and celebration of all things Irish, the question of native languages and their importance will come under scrutiny at this month’s Socrates Café.  So whether you’re a single-tongued anglophone, or an envy-inducing multi-linguist, we’ld love to hear your thoughts in answer to the question:  

   Is it really of great importance to preserve one's native language?  

We'll be gathering from 7:15pm in the Longstone with conversation commencing upstairs at 7:30pm.  For anyone interested in coming along earlier for food, do pop along.  Probably the best pub grub in the city.  Definitely the best club sandwich.

Finally, many thanks to John Grant for contributing this month’s topical and provocative question.  If you have any ideas for future questions, please post them on the "Topic/Question/Quotation suggestions for future Socrates" forum in the Discussions area of the Socrates Cafe Dublin meetup  site (


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