Athbheochan Dhubhghlais de híde
Tá ‘The Necessity for De-Angliscing Ireland’, a scríobh Dubhghlas de hÍde, ar cheann na cáipéisí is tábhachtaí a foilsíodh i rith Athbheochan na Gaeilge agus réitigh sé an bealach do shaoirse na hÉireann. Bhí hÍde ríthábhachtach i mbunú Chonradh na Gaeilge i 1893. Mheall an Conradh glúin óg náisiúnaithe Éireannacha, ar ghlac go leor acu páirt in imeachtaí na mblianta 1916-1922. Pléifidh an tAmbasadóir Mulhall ina léacht smaointe Dhubhghlais de hÍde agus breathnóidh sé ar an gcaoi ar chuir siad leis an athbheochan fhairsing cultúir agus polaitíochta a d’athraigh Éire ó bhonn céad bliain ó shin.
Douglas Hyde's Revival
Douglas Hyde’s ‘The necessity for de-anglicising the Irish nation’ is one of the key documents of the Irish revival that helped pave the way for Irish independence. Hyde was instrumental in establishing the Gaelic League in 1893. The League became a magnet for a younger generation of Irish nationalists, many of whom took part in the events of 1916-22. Ambassador Mulhall’s lecture will explore Douglas Hyde’s ideas and will look at how they contributed to the broader cultural and political revival that helped transform Ireland a century ago.
The lecture will be delivered bi-lingually. The Barra Ó Donnabháin Lecture was established by Glucksman Ireland House in 2006 to commemorate Barra Ó Donnabháin, a beloved and influential teacher and advocate of the language. Ó Donnabháin, from Leap, Co. Cork, took a degree in Irish and Latin at University College, Cork and immigrated to the US in 1963. One of the leading Irish linguists in the tri-state area, Barra wrote an Irish language column in the Irish Echo for many years as well as contributing essays and articles to a variety of other publications. In 2008 Daltaí na Gaeilge published a bilingual collection of 32 of his essays, Súil Siar: Cnuasach Aistí le Barra Ó Donnabháin, edited and translated by Hilary Mhic Suibhne, adjunct Irish language lecturer at NYU, and Eileen Zurrell, Daltaí na Gaeilge.