SEOLADH LEABHAIR | Book Launch – Language, Resistance and Revival

Comóradh Sean Fox

Seoladh Leabhair

Sat 26/10/13 at 3pm

 Naomh Eanna CLG

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.


Launched by Diarmuid Mac an tSionnaigh

Saturday 26th October, 3pm 2013

Naomh Éanna CLG

Followed by Q&A with Panel

Music and Refreshments provided