Fionán Mac Cártha: Gaelic Poet in Queensland

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    1 Downloads (Pure)

    Abstract

    Fionán Mac Cártha was born in Roscommon, in the West of Ireland in 1886. As a young man he took an interest in the Irish language. Self-taught, he gained fluency in Irish through conversing with the old people in the district and attendance at language schools. As a twenty-year-old, he was a member of Conradh na Gaeilge, (The Gaelic League), an organisation which was founded in 1893 with the purpose of keeping the Irish language spoken in Ireland. For Mac Cártha the poet there was but one home, Ireland, and one language that spoke of home, the Irish language.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)12-14
    Number of pages3
    JournalTAIN: The Australian Irish Network
    Volume25
    Publication statusPublished - 2003

    Bibliographical note

    Reproduced in accordance with the Publisher's policy.

    Keywords

    • Gaelic poetry
    • Irish language
    • Irish Australians

    Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Fionán Mac Cártha: Gaelic Poet in Queensland'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this