Pádraig McGonagle (QUB): 'Éamon de Valera and the state's revival of Irish: the DEVolution of responsibility'
- November 2, 2020
- 16:30 - 18:00
Pádraig McGonagle (QUB): 'Éamon de Valera and the state's revival of Irish: the DEVolution of responsibility'.
Éamon de Valera viewed the Irish language as the defining characteristic of Irish nationality and he exerted a significant impact upon its revival, but he increasingly encouraged the public to accept more responsibility for the revival from the late 1930s. This development in de Valera’s rhetoric has never been significantly analysed, and it began 30 years before the State replaced its goal of reviving Irish with the goal of bilingualism during the 1960s and 1970s.
Is as Doire Cholmcille é Pádraig Mac Congáil, agus tá BA, MA, PGCE agus PhD bainte amach aige ó Ollscoil na Banríona, Béal Feirste. Chaith sé bliain ag teagasc na Gaeilge sna Stáit Aontaithe ar scoláireacht Fulbright, 2018-19, agus tá sé ag obair le Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin i nDoire ó shin.
Padraig McGonagle is from Derry City and is a graduate of QUB (BA, MA, PGCE, PhD). He was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to teach the Irish language in the USA in 2018-19, and he has been working at Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin in Derry for the past year.
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