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 despite … Continue 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.
It’s not often that a video I discover on social media has a great impact on me.
Irish is my second language, but it has been a part of my life since I was roughly ten years old.