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Leacht le Brian Ó Conchubair / Lecture with Brian Ó Conchubair
April 18, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm$15
$15. (Free for Irish Language Weekend participants.)
Brian Ó Conchubair gives a lecture titled, “Douglas Hyde’s Journal Tour of America” which he helped translate from the original Irish into English for the first time in 2019. This will be a fascinating look at Douglas Hyde’s travels in America in 1905/1906 during which he raised funds and awareness for the revival of the Irish language. Read more in Irish Central’s article, Honoring how America helped the survival of the Irish language.
Douglas Ross Hyde (Irish: Dubhghlas de hÍde; 17 January 1860 – 12 July 1949), known as An Craoibhín Aoibhinn (lit. “the pleasant little branch”), was an Irish academic, linguist, scholar of the Irish language, politician and diplomat who served as the first President of Ireland from June 1938 to June 1945. He was a leading figure in the Gaelic revival, and the first President of the Gaelic League, one of the most influential cultural organisations in Ireland at the time.
Brian Ó Conchubhair is Associate Professor of Irish Language and Literature at the University of Notre Dame and serves as Director of the Center for the Study of Languages & Cultures since 2013. Currently he acts as Vice-President of the American Conference for Irish Studies (2013-15) having previously served as Irish-language officer on the National Executive. He has also served as an officer of the Celtic Studies Association of North America.
This event is part of the Irish Arts Week.