We held an excellent event in mid-July of 2019 in Gaeláras Mhic Ardghail as part of our history and heritage project ‘Cultural Transformation and Conradh na Gaeilge’, which is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund in the North. The crowd was addressed by a panel of four during the event: Dr. Neil Comer, President of Conradh na Gaeilge, Cuisle Nic Liam, Project Officer with Conradh na Gaeilge, Cuan Ó Seireadáin who is the Curator at Conradh na Gaeilge, and Séamus Mac Dhaibhéid from Gaeláras Mhic Ardghail. A first-class display of photographs, documents, awards and many other was provided by Séamus. The panel discussed the progress of the project, the reasoning behind it, as well as the aims, importance and value of the projects like this.
“We want to give the project new energy, and meaning by personalising the history through historic interviews,” says Cuisle Nic Liam, Project Officer with Conradh na Gaeilge. “We also want documents, photographs or indeed any evidence of events that concerned the revival of Irish in Ulster, particularly those in the context of Conradh na Gaeilge, so that we can digitise them for our new website which is currently being built.”
We again extend our sincerest thanks to Gaeláras Mhic Ardghail for sharing their special and valuable collection with us; this display only gives a small glimpse into Conradh na Gaeilge’s story in the area, and we would love to build on this. Should anyone have anything that they feel may be beneficial to the project, or if you simply want to find out more, you can contact Cuisle at firstname.lastname@example.org.