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Matthew McConaughey planning to send his kids to the GAELTACHT

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Matthew McConaughey is planning to send his children to the Gaeltacht.

The American actor is proud of his Irish heritage and is determined that his three children – Levi, eight, Vida, six, and Livingston, three – retain a connection to Ireland through its language.

Matthew, who is married to Brazilian beauty Camila Alves, told The Irish Sun on Sunday: “My kids are really privileged to call themselves Brazilian Irish.

 

“Irish Brazilian, how great is that? Connected to two of the most vibrant, colourful, exciting cultures on the planet.

“I gotta keep up the Gaelic. I want them reading the literature, I want Riverdancing, I want them saying, ‘grand’ and ‘lunatic to the marvellous.

“When they’re older, I want to send them to that Irish language summer camp you guys do, it’s like a rite of passage for you guys, isn’t it? When you’re teenagers. I want them fluent — which means I gotta do a crash course too.”

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Matthew spent time living in Dublin in 2001 when he filmed Reign of Fire and says it was just like coming home.

“That was paradise to me. I was coming home. I made fast friends, I sang, I danced. Heard stories and tales and jokes and anecdotes I’ll remember for a lifetime. I was back with my people. Take me home to my people,” he gushed.