Feargal Mac Ionnrachtaigh’s brilliant new book, Language, Resistance and Revival: Republican Prisoners and the Irish Language in the North of Ireland (Pluto, 2013) has just had the video treatment – you can now get a taster of this eminently readable and fascinating work on the political role of the Irish Language via Youtube.
We’ve embedded the video here. You can buy your copy today from the Pluto site (click here, or follow the details below).
Republican Prisoners and the Irish Language in the North of Ireland
Feargal Mac Ionnrachtaigh. Foreword by Philip Scraton
Explores a key period in Irish history through the original and ‘insider’ accounts of key protagonists in the contemporary Irish language revival.
“The most comprehensive and accessible account of the relationship between the Irish language and the Long War in the Six Counties. Essential reading for anyone interested in the dynamics of political and cultural revival in a revolutionary context. Mac Ionnrachtaigh makes skilful and extensive use of interviews with many of the principal actors to document this phenomenon with great authenticity.” – Dr. Ruan O’Donnell, Lecturer in History at University of Limerick and author of Special Category: The IRA in English Prisons (2011)
“This fascinating new study examines an essential part of the story of language revival and political conflict in Ireland. The interviews and analysis undertaken by the author promise to be of great interest to a wide readership.” – Dr Fionntán De Brún, Head of Irish Language and Literature in University of Ulster