Since the start of the Irish language movement, the most successful campaigns were not those initiated by the State, but by the community.
Updates on Yesterdates, ebook availability of The Irish Outlander, poetry in Irish, and my next major work, Forgiving Jake.
I’ll be reading poetry at the Edinburgh Gaelic Festival on November 10 with Marcas Mac an Tuairneir.
“It is not in the interests of our community for Irish (which our ancestors shunned as they would rocky crags) to be spoken widely and freely.” So wrote Richard Stanyhurt, a Dublin-born alchemist and Latin translator, in 1587. Four hundred and thirty years later, such opinions are still being voiced against the language, and despiteContinue reading “Let the ‘Irish Is Dead’ Argument Die Instead”
A new Irish-speaking event in Nottingham raises questions about the city’s once-active emigrant community.