Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Lectures in Galway City Library

Lectures in the Library

‌As part of its programme of commemoration of the 1916 #Easter Rising, the Centre for Irish Studies will present a series of public lectures in Galway City Library beginning Tuesday 26th of January

‘Lectures in the Library/Léachtaí sa Leabharlann’ will explore the lives of individuals who were involved in the Irish revolution, including Peadar Kearney who wrote the ‘Soldier’s Song’, the anarchist Captain Jack White, Éamonn Ceannt, and Fr Richard Henebry, who compared Pádraig Pearse’s short stories to ‘the mincing of an under-assistant floor-walker of a millinery shop’ but is now best known for his pioneering work on Irish traditional music.

The first lecture in the series will focus on Liam S Gógan (1891-1979), who coined the term ‘poblacht’, the first word in the proclamation of the Irish republic. Gógan was directly involved in the revolutionary politics that led to the Easter Rising and remained an unregenerate Irish republican throughout his life. He was also the most significant poet writing in Irish between 1916 and 1945.

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