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Lecture 8th October 2018

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The re-edition of Amhráin agus Dánta Raiftearaí,
Dúghlas de Híde’s celebrated collection of the poems of Anthony Raftery

The year 1933 saw the publication of Abhráin agus Dánta an Reachtabhraigh, a collection of the songs and poems of the blind wandering poet Anthony Raftery, a native of Mayo who died near Craughwell, Co. Galway, in 1835.  The book was the work of a remarkable, pioneering Irish scholar and patriot, Douglas Hyde (Dúglas de Híde); five years later, An Craoibhín Aoibhinn (to use the pen-name by which he was widely known) would be chosen as first President of Ireland.  That 1933 book was an expanded and updated version of his bilingual work, Abhráin atá Leagtha ar an Reachtúire; or Songs Ascribed to Raftery, which first appeared in 1903. (more…)

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Lecture List – New Season 2018/19

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Date2018/19 Season of TalksSpeaker
Sep 10thVotes for Women and Political Citizenship: suffrage campaigners in the West of Ireland.Mary Clancy
Oct 8thAmhrain agus Danta Raiftearai (a bi-lingual lecture)Dr. Nollaig Ó Muraíle
Nov 12th1918 ElectionsDr. Conor McNamara
Dec 10thRuaidhrí Uí FlaithbheartaighEugene Jordan

2019

Jan 14thSpanish Armada and GalwayPeadar O’Dowd
Feb 11thRoscommon Castle, the Otherworld and the True CrossProf. Tadgh O’Keeffe
Mar 11thTraditional Irish DanceHubert Jennings
Apr 8thtba

All lectures take place at the Harbour Hotel, Dock Road, Galway at 8pm
on the second Monday of the month during the season.