Belfast and the Irish language


Fionntan de Brun

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ISBN: 978-1-85182-939-2
June 2006. 216pp.

This collection of essays explores Belfast's relationship with the Irish language from its earliest roots through to the cultural pioneers of the 19th-century revival, the urban Gaeltacht of the 1960s, the Belfast of the Good Friday Agreement and beyond.

Contents: Ciaran Carson (QUB), Belfast and the Irish language; Pat McKay (QUB), The place-names of Belfast; A.J. Hughes (UU), Robert MacAdam & the 19th-century Gaelic revival; Fionntan de Brun (St Mary's U College), The Fadgies: an 'Irish-speaking colony' in 19th-century Belfast; Aodhan Mac Poilin (Iontaobhas Ultach/Ultach Trust), The Irish language revival in Belfast, 1900-1960; Gabrielle Nig Uidhir (St Mary's U College), Shaws Road urban Gaeltacht; Gordon McCoy (Iontaobhas Ultach), Protestants and the Irish language; Sean Mac Corraidh (Belfast Education & Library Board), Irish medium education; Sean Misteil (Mitchell Kane Assoc.), Belfast's new Gaeltacht quarter.

Belfast and the Irish language