Belfast and the Irish Language

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Fionntán De Brún
Four Courts, 2006 - Foreign Language Study - 216 pages
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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. Contents: Ciaran Carson (QUB) Belfast and the Irish language; Pat McKay (QUB) The place-names of Belfast; A.J. Hughes (UU) Robert MacAdam & the 19th-century Gaelic revival; Fionntan de Brun (St Mary's U College) The Fadgies: an 'Irish-speaking colony' in 19th-century Belfast; Aodhan Mac Poilin (Iontaobhas Ultach/Ultach Trust) The Irish language revival in Belfast, 1900â??1960; Gabrielle Nig Uidhir (St Mary's U College) Shaws Road urban Gaeltacht; Gordon McCoy (Iontaobhas Ultach) Protestants and the Irish language; Sean Mac Corraidh (Belfast Education and Library Board) Irishmedium education; Sean Misteil (Mitchell Kane Assoc.) Belfast's new Gaeltacht quarter

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Contents

Introduction
7
Belfast placenames and the Irish language
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The Irish language in Belfast until the eighteenth century
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