Tributes from his daughters for Barney Devlin, journalist, teacher, lover of the Irish language.
Anders Ahlqvist: a champion for Irish Language and the debts English owes to it.
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.
Barney’s personal abilities, charm, compassion and wit have impacted all of us who knew him
What was Irish about Brian Bourke? Of course, he had the name and the face, a map of Ireland.
The man spoke. I had never seen him, never heard of him before, but boy did he make me laugh.
John Clarke had an extraordinary knowledge of and enthusiasm about his Irish family tree.
In the eyes of many he ‘fell from grace’, but he maintained a silent dignity to his grave.
‘the most eloquent man in the world’
The iconic image of of Bishop Edward Daly in Derry ‘negotiating’ a safe passage for Jackie Duddy, a victim of the Bloody Sunday massacre in Derry on the 30th January 1972, resurfaced in the media on the occasion of the death of the Bishop recently. The image was a stark reminder of just how much …