At the beginning of this year Irish became a fully official language of the EU, as a period of derogation in effect since 2007 came to an end. It is a moment of change for Irish as a European language, as a global language. What better time, then, to stop, take stock and consider the place of Irish in 2022? Over the course of this day of talks, we will hear from scholars, translators and activists about the place of Irish in the present, and about what is in store in the years to come. How have recent world events and social and cultural changes left an imprint on the vocabulary of Irish? How does Irish fare as a medium for imparting modern ideas or even futuristic concepts? What role will the Gaeltacht areas have—or ought they to have—in preserving and strengthening the language?
Note: talks will be in English or in a mix of both English and Irish.
This event is organised in conjunction with the Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool, and supported by An Roinn Turasóireachta, Cultúir, Ealaíon, Gaeltachta, Spóirt agus na Meán / The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.