‘Conradh na Gaeilge in Albain agus Aistí Eile’ with Pádraig Ó Baoighill, Scottish Writers, CCA 23 May, 2017
Conradh na Gaeilge Glasgow
Is delighted to present:
‘Conradh na Gaeilge in Albain agus Aistí Eile’
with Pádraig Ó Baoighill
Conradh na Gaeilge Glasgow, in partnership with the Scottish Writers Centre, is delighted to co-host the Glasgow discussion, in English and Irish, and launch of Pádraig Ó Baoighill’s latest book published by Coiscéim. Pádraig Ó Baoighill is an award winning Short story writer, novelist, poet, biographer, researcher, journalist, and broadcaster from Rannafast, in the Donegal Gaeltacht. He is the writer of over 20 books and is a legendary figure in Irish language writing. Last year he published his book on Rabbie Burns and his life and links with Ireland ‘Rabbie Burns: An Nasc le hÉirinn’.
His latest book ‘Conradh na Gaeilge in Albain agus Aistí Eile’ (The Gaelic League in Scotland and other essays’) explores the history of Conradh na Gaeilge (the Gaelic League) in Scotland from the formation of its first branch in 1895, which was only two years after the organisation was created and thus was the first branch established outside of Ireland. The book plots the high and lows of the organisation in Scotland, how events in Ireland shaped it’s history and gives the spotlight to figures from the organisations history. In essays, Padraig places in context the formation of the Gaelic League and explores the wider history of the Irish in Scotland.
Conradh na Gaeilge (The Gaelic League) was established in Glasgow in 1895 and was the first branch to be founded outside of Ireland. At one time, more than 15 branches that once existed throughout the city, and the Patrick Pearse branch is still alive and flourishing today and has been promoting the Irish language and Irish culture in the city and beyond for the past 120 plus years. Conradh na Gaeilge Glaschú runs 7 classes weekly for adults as well as one for children alongside many other cultural and community activities
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