Poster for event showing B/W sketch of Mícheál Ó Lócháin

From Galway to Brooklyn: Mícheál Ó Lócháin and An Gaodhal

2:00pm - 3:00pm / Saturday 11th May 2024 / Venue: LT7 Rendall Building
Type: Lecture / Category: Department
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The Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool, is delighted to co-host Deirdre Ní Chonghaile for "From Galway to Brooklyn: Mícheál Ó Lócháin and An Gaodhal, the world's first Irish language newspaper". The event will open with a short presentation on “Irish Names – a cultural revival” / “Ainmneacha Gaeilge – athbheochan cultúrtha” by Conradh Na Gaeilge Learpholl member Kevin Cuddy. Please note that the talks will be in English with 'cúpla focail' - a few words of Irish.

An Gaodhal, the world’s first Irish-language newspaper, was established in Brooklyn in 1881 as a monthly bilingual newspaper. It was edited and printed by an Irish immigrant, Michael J. Logan (1836-1899) from Galway, in his own home in Brooklyn. Logan himself came to be regarded as the father of the Irish-language movement in America, being appointed Secretary of the Gaelic League of America shortly before his untimely death in 1899.

Deirdre Ní Chonghaile is a musician, broadcaster, and author of Collecting Music in the Aran Islands (2021). As an independent digital curator, she is supporting the development of the Tomás Ó Máille audio recordings at the University of Galway Library.