Belfast and the Irish language
Fionntan de Brun
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.