I'm just back from reading some of the forum guidelines... it would seem that I should have put an English translation with the Irish above.
Sorry 'bout that.
Anyway, the line in my first post was just There's nobody here who speaks Irish, is there?
Dod replied that he (she?) thinks there are probably a good many, and I responded: Thanks so much for your answer - I don't feel quite so alone any more! Do you know if there are any language-related events on?