[lg policy] President Higgins to speak at Irish language event in city

Harold Schiffman haroldfs at gmail.com
Wed Jun 6 10:39:28 EDT 2018

 President Higgins to speak at Irish language event in city
1 day ago
Ó Maoileoin <https://www.galwaydaily.com/author/miguel/>

Uachtarán na hÉireann Michael D. Higgins
<https://www.galwaydaily.com/?s=Michael+D+Higgins>will be the keynote
speaker at a symposium on Conradh na Gaeilge <https://www.cnag.ie/ga/> and
the Revival of Irish which will be held at NUI Galway next week.

The day-long symposium, ‘125 Bliain ag Fás – An Athbheochan agus Conradh na
Gaeilge’, is the University’s main event for Bliain na Gaeilge, which marks
the 125th anniversary of the establishment of Conradh na Gaeilge
<https://www.cnag.ie/ga/> and will take place next Friday, 15 June.

The event also celebrates the decision of Conradh na Gaeilge in 2017 to
deposit its archives in NUI Galway.

Dr John Walsh, Senior Lecturer in Irish at NUI Galway said: “This event
includes papers on a range of research topics related to 125 years of the

“Researchers and leading public figures will speak about this topic and
draw attention to the fantastic research opportunities presented by the
Conradh na Gaeilge archives.”

“The Conradh na Gaeilge archive is a very significant resource for teaching
and research and is a major addition to the University’s extensive Irish
language collections”, said James Hardiman Librarian, John Cox.

Speaking about this symposium on the Revival of Irish, NUI Galway
President, Professor Ciarán Ó hOgartaigh said: “The Irish language
<https://www.galwaydaily.com/gaeilge/> is uniquely and centrally important
to the mission and ethos of NUI Galway, our heritage and our hinterland.

“By holding the archive of Conradh na Gaeilge in trust for scholars and the
Irish nation our University will act as custodian of an important part of
the history of our language.

“We’re proud to do so and we look forward to the new perspectives for
international scholarship which the archive will offer.

“This symposium serves as a major contribution to Bliain na Gaeilge,
marking 125 years of Conradh na Gaeilge, and will enable scholars and
language policy makers to reflect on language development over the past
century while also looking to the future of the Irish language.”

Dr Niall Comer, Uachtarán of Conradh na Gaeilge, said: “We are delighted
that our archive is being deposited permanently in NUI Galway. We believe
that regular opportunities will become available to use the archival
material and we are looking forward to the first such opportunity at the
symposium being organised by the University and Conradh na Gaeilge on 15

The symposium is jointly organised by NUI Galway’s James Hardiman Library
and the Department of Irish, and Conradh na Gaeilge. The event is free to
attend but registration is required by Friday, 8 June.

Details are available here <http://www.conference.ie.>.


 Harold F. Schiffman

Professor Emeritus of
 Dravidian Linguistics and Culture
Dept. of South Asia Studies
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305

Phone:  (215) 898-7475
Fax:  (215) 573-2138

Email:  haroldfs at gmail.com

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