Landspeak Conference 2021 · Games and Sport Seminar

Date: Thu, 18. Mar, 2021 · 6:00pm

In this seminar, Cathal Billings and Regina Uí Chollatáin presented two perspectives on the history of the revival of gaelic games.

In “Speaking Irish with Hurley Sticks: Gaelic sports, the Irish language and national identity in revival Ireland,” Dr Cathal Billings explored the revival of Gaelic games and the Irish language and their central roles in the formation and expression of Irish national identity during the period 1884-1934. Professor Uí Chollatáin (Ollamh Sinsearach agus Cathaoir na Nua-Ghaeilge) revealed a Canadian dimension to the Gaelic Revival in “The Canadian Gael: Revision and Revival.”

The session was moderated by Renée Hulan.