"Language, Resistance and Revival" Book Launch

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"Language, Resistance and Revival" Book Launch

Time: April 24, 2013 from 7:30pm to 9pm
Location: William Barnacle's Tavern, Theatre 80
Street: 80 St. Mark's Place
City/Town: Manhattan
Website or Map: http://www.theatre80.net/node…
Event Type: book launch
Latest Activity: Apr 25, 2013

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Event Description

Come join us as Feargal Mac Ionnrachtaigh launches his book "Language, Resistance and Revival" at our William Barnacle Tavern.

About the Book

Language, Resistance and Revival tells the untold story of the truly groundbreaking linguistic and educational developments that took place among Republican prisoners in Long Kesh prison from 1972-2000.

During a period of bitter struggle between Republican prisoners and the British state, the Irish language was taught and spoken as a form of resistance during incarceration. The book unearths this story for the first time and analyses the rejuvenating impact it had on the cultural revival in the nationalist community beyond the prison walls.

Based on unprecedented interviews, Feargal Mac Ionnrachtaigh explores a key period in Irish history through the original and 'insider' accounts of key protagonists in the contemporary Irish language revival.

About The Author

Feargal Mac Ionnrachtaigh is a Belfast-based community activist. He works as a Project Worker with Gaeltacht Quarter Irish Language Development Agency, Forbairt Feirste, and is chairperson of Upper Springfield Irish Language organisation, Glór na Móna.

To buy a copy, visit Amazon.com.

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Comment by The Wild Geese on April 24, 2013 at 5:03pm

I'll be tweeting live from the event, but bear with me cuz with my smartphone I'm all 'thumbs.' Will post some live photos too. Seems a groundbreaking event, with its focus on modern republican history and Gaeilge.


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