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Tuesday, 13 November 2012

"An Ghaeltacht sa 21ú hAois" / "The Modern Gaeltacht" / "La Nouvelle Époque du Gaeltacht" - 15 November 2012

CELTIC CHAIR LECTURE SERIES at the University of Ottawa

SIMARD 422, University of Ottawa

Thursday 15 November 2012 at 7:30pm

"An Ghaeltacht sa 21ú hAois" / "The Modern Gaeltacht" / "La Nouvelle Époque du Gaeltacht"

A "Gaeltacht" is defined as any area wherein the Gaelic/Irish language is spoken as the language of communication. Did you know that there was an Irish language spoken around the world today? Did you know there is a "Gaeltacht" in Canada?

What area fits this description, more than a decade in to the new millennium? Does the term "Gaeltacht" even exist any more? Eoin Ó Catháin will attempt to find out more on this question, and perhaps provide an answer. All are welcome.

Eoin Ó Catháin is an ICUF Visiting Scholar living and teaching in Ottawa. He is a native of County Clare, and has spent over 15 years learning Irish, and recently qualified as an Irish and French high school teacher. Language Planning and the Sociolinguistics of the Irish language are two of his main interests as regards the Irish language.

The Lecture will be given in English.

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