This collection of essays explores Belfast’s relationship with the Irish language from its earliest roots through to the cultural pioneers of the 19th-century revival, the urban Gaeltacht of the 1960s, the Belfast of the Good Friday Agreement and beyond.
Fionntán de Brún is a lecturer in Irish, St Mary’s University College, Belfast. His study of Seosamh Mac Grianna was published in 2002.
Belfast place-names and the Irish language - Patrick McKay
The Irish language in Belfastuntil the eighteenth century - Aodán Mac Póilin
Robert MacAdam and the nineteenth-century Irish language revival - A.J. Hughes
The Ulster Gaelic Society and the work of MacAdam’s Irish scribes - A.J. Hughes
The Fadgies: an ‘Irish-speaking colony’ in nineteenth-century Belfast - Fionntán de Brún
Irish in Belfast, 1892-1960: from the Gaelic League to Cumann Chluain Ard - Aodán Mac Póilin
The Shaw’s Road urban Gaeltacht: role and impact - Gabrielle Nig Uidhir
Protestants and the Irish language in Belfast - Gordon McCoy
Irish-medium education in Belfast -Seán Mac Corraidh
The Gaeltacht Quarter: promoting cultural promiscuity and wealth - Seán Mistéil
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