This collection of essays explores Belfasts relationship with the
Irish language from its earliest roots through to the cultural
pioneers of the 19th-century revival, the urban Gaeltacht of the
1960s, the Belfast of the Good Friday Agreement and beyond.
Contents: Ciaran Carson (QUB) Belfast and the Irish language; Pat
McKay (QUB) The place-names of Belfast; A.J. Hughes (UU) Robert
MacAdam & the 19th-century Gaelic revival; Fionntn de Brn (St
Marys U College) The Fadgies: an Irish-speaking colony in
19th-century Belfast; Aodhn Mac Piln (Iontaobhas Ultach/Ultach
Trust) The Irish language revival in Belfast, 19001960; Gabrielle
Nig Uidhir (St Marys U College) Shaws Road urban Gaeltacht; Gordon
McCoy (Iontaobhas Ultach) Protestants and the Irish language; Sen
Mac Corraidh (Belfast Education and Library Board) Irishmedium
education; Sen Mistil (Mitchell Kane Assoc.) Belfasts new Gaeltacht
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