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Gaeltachtaí Mhaigh Eo: Bás nó Fás?

Gaeltachtaí Mhaigh Eo: Bás nó Fás?

Gaeltachtaí Mhaigh Eo – Bás nó Fás?

Conference in the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life, Turlough Park, Castlebar, Co. Mayo.

Saturday 30 November 2013, 10.30 – 16.30

As part of Bliain na Gaeilge, the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life and Mayo County Council are organising a conference on the endangered state of the Irish language in the Gaeltacht areas of County Mayo. The conference will explore the role of language planning and other related activities.

Mayo has been one of the areas of Ireland most hit by emigration over the last 200 years. This and other causes led to huge decline in the speaking of the Irish language which was the majority language in Mayo before the Great Famine of the 1840’s. Despite this, Irish continued to be spoken in some communities in Mayo into the 20th century and into our own time.

Irish as a language in these remaining communities is under renewed pressure again, however, due the economic situation, the renewal of emigration as well as all the pressures that the English language can bring to bear on minority languages. Whether Irish will survive as a community language in any community in Mayo is in question.

However, efforts are being made at language planning in these areas and this planning will be discussed at the conference – Gaeltachtaí Mhaigh Eo:Bás nó Fás?

Local representatives will also give an insight into each of the main traditional communities of the Irish language in Mayo.

The presentations at the conference will be in the Irish language. The conference programme can be downloaded here: Gaeltachtaí Mhaigh Eo: Bás nó Fás? (Clár na Comhdhála)


Admission free but booking is required.  To make a booking, contact Tel: 094903 1752.

Gaeltachtaí Mhaigh Eo: Bás nó Fás?

Posted: 21/11/2013
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