Friday, 10 October 2014

PRONI presents Irish culture and language series

The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) is to host a short series of talks exploring Irish language and culture, including shared traditions, identities and heritage.

These free talks will be in English with some Irish, and will be delivered in the relaxed atmosphere of the PRONI building in Titanic Boulevard, Belfast:

Wednesday 15 October, 1-2pm: Ulster Protestant Gaelic tradition, with Diarmaid Ó Doibhlin
Wednesday 22 October, 1-2pm: Influence of Irish on English as we speak it, with Joe Ó Labhraí
Wednesday 5 November, 1-2pm: History of the Irish language, with Mícheál Ó Máirtín
Wednesday 12 November, 1-2pm: Our shared musical heritage, with Brian Mullen

For more information call 028 90 534800. Bookings for the talks series can be made by sending an email to

The talks are presented in collaboration with Foras na Gaeilge, the body responsible for the promotion of the Irish language throughout the whole island of Ireland. Announcing the talks, the group's CEO, Ferdie Mac an Fhailigh, said: "Foras na Gaeilge is delighted to be part of a series of talks on the Irish language and culture. These talks will provide a linguistic, historical and cultural context for further exploration and enjoyment of Irish language and culture."