Margaret Lloyd | Mar. 12, 2014 | Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies
The Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies announces the inaugural Breandán Ó Buachalla Memorial Lecture at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 27, 2014 in the Hesburgh Library, Rare Books Room.
As part of the Twentieth Anniversary Speakers and Public Talks Series, the lecture honors the late Breandán Ó Buachalla, the first Thomas J. and Kathleen M. O’Donnell Chair of Irish at the University of Notre Dame, who was instrumental to the success of both the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies and the Department of Irish Language and Literature.
The inaugural lecture “Gaeilge anois labharfar: Travails of the Irish Language” will be presented by Distinguished Naughton Fellow Cormac Ó Gráda, emeritus professor of economics at University College Dublin. “We are pleased to have Cormac Ó Gráda deliver this inaugural lecture on the experience of the Irish language as Breandán regarded the Irish language as a living tradition, symbolic of an unbroken practice with the past,” says Christopher Fox, Director of the Keough-Naughton Institute.