For the first time in its history the Irish Studies in Australia and New Zealand (ISAANZ) conference began with an Irish language day
A Feature by Neasa Nic Dhómhnaill: this is part two of Neasa’s visit to Irish places and their associated mythology. See also June’s edition. I clearly remember standing in the magnificent archway of Uaimheanna na Céise* or Uaimheanna Chéis Chorainn, scanning the emerald fields of Contaetha Ros Comáin, Sligeach agus Maigh Eo. I had …
Anders Ahlqvist argued that the Celts had an effect on the English language, an opinion not shared by others.
An Australian composes music for Famine-era poems at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre.
Kilkenny in Times of Revolution 1900 – 1923 is replete with anecdote and observation.
Professor Ahlqvist had a distinguished career in Celtic Studies, following a PhD at Edinburgh with a spell at Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, and many years at NUI Galway. He took up the post of inaugural Sir Warwick Fairfax Professor of Celtic Studies at the University of Sydney on 1 July 2008.
Poems in Irish (and English translation) by Colin Ryan
A summer immersion in the Irish language in International House, University of Melbourne over the Australia Day weekend….
How many writers are writing in Irish? The answer is surprising….
Thousands of commuters drive over the N4 that winds through the landscape of Contae Liatroma agus Sligeach* every day but I wonder how many take a moment to glimpse the foggy shores of Lough Arbhach and ponder the significance of the landscape.