The Irish Language: A Day of Literature and Film

10:30am - 4:30pm / Saturday 27th January 2018
Type: Other / Category: Department
  • Suitable for: Anybody interested in the topic, including university staff and students and members of the public.
  • Admission: £10 refundable deposit upon attendance. Advance registration essential via University of Liverpool's Online Shop:
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The Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool in London and Irish Cultural Centre, Hammersmith,will be hosting a special event at University of Liverpool’s London Campus, entitled 'The Irish Language: A Day of Literature and Film'.

Professor Peter Shirlow, Director, The Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool, will open proceedings.

Professor Angela Bourke, MRIA, Emeritus Professor of Irish Language Studies, UCD, will deliver a lecture entitled, 'Scéalaithe as Conamara: Abhus is Thall’ ‘Some Connemara Storytellers: Over Here and Over There’.

Lunch will be provided for guests, included in their £10 refundable deposit.

After lunch, a series of short films, provided by and in association with IFI International and introduced by Professor Lance Pettitt, will be shown.

Following this, Gráinne Ní Mhuilneoir, Publishing Officer, Cois Life, will give a talk, showcasing the 'Read Books from Ireland': Irish-language publishing initiative.

Guests will have the opportunity to browse an array of books by Irish-Language publishers, before enjoying readings and recitations by students from Irish language classes from London and Cambridge.

Please note that the event will be in Irish/English.

This event is supported by supported by An Roinn Ealaíon, Oidhreachta, Gnóthaí Réigiúnacha, Tuaithe agus Gaeltachta / Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.