Actually, the version of Irish that is taught in schools today is not a "version" of Irish
as spoken in the 19th century, it is the exact same.
There are still the four dialects according to the provinces, Ulster
, and Connaught
Apart from the pronunciation
, (IMHO people from rural Connaught
are the most difficult to understand), the most obvious differences in the dialect
s is that certain words and phrases have different meanings.
True, they have been standard
ised somewhat, yet the language
itself remains the same as the 19th century