Saturday, 22 March 2008

Súil Siar le Barra Ó Donnabháin

…de Glucksman Ireland House:

Éamon Ó Cuív, T.D., Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs delivers the 2008 Barra Ó Donnabháin Memorial Lecture. This annual lecture was established in 2006 to commemorate a beloved and influential teacher and advocate of the language in the United States….

...This event will also mark the release of a volume of Barra Ó Donnabháin's writing, Súil Siar: Cnuasach Aistí le Barra Ó Donnabháin, edited by Hilary Mhic Shuibhne and Eibhlín Zurell.

Barra Ó Donnabháin wrote almost 300 essays in Irish while living in New York. This is a collection of 32 of those essays in the original Irish, edited and translated to English by Hilary Sweeney and Eibhlin Zurell. The collection is being published by Daltaí na Gaeilge in memory of Barra and his contribution to the Irish Language movement in North America. The volume indicates the breadth of Barra’s research in politics, social studies, literature and history and will be useful to those with similar interests and particularly those who wish to progress in their Irish language studies.

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