Léacht Uí Fhiaich le John Cooney

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There will be a limited audience at this event in accordance with guidelines at the time.

The event will be simultaneously broadcast via Facebook.com/AnChulturlann. Booking is essential for the live event via www.culturlann.ie

Tomás Ó Fiaich was born in Cullyhanna in south Co.Armagh. A noted scholar in the Irish language and with a profound interest in folk lore and history. He became a Cardinal in 1979 and continued to follow his deep interest in Irish and local history, becoming a key figure in the political life in the North as the 'Troubles' continued to unfold. Cardinal Ó Fiaich died in 1990 and Cultúrlann, which opened in 1991, was named in his memory. In this lecture, journalist John Cooney will look at the Cardinal’s keen interest in language and his impact on political affairs here in the north.

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Rugadh Tomás Ó Fiaich i gCoilleach Eanach in Ard Mhacha Theas. Ba scoláire iomráiteach Gaeilge é a raibh suim ar leith aige sa bhéaloideas agus sa stair. Ardaíodh ina Chairdinéal é sa bhliain 1979 agus lean sé lena spéis mhór sa stair áitiúil agus i stair na hÉireann i gcoitinne. Le himeacht ama, tháinig sé chun cinn mar phearsa lárnach sa saol polaitiúil ó thuaidh, de réir mar a ghéaraigh na trioblóidí.

D’imigh an Cairdinéal Ó Fiaich ar shlí na fírinne in 1990 agus ainmníodh Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich, a osclaíodh in 1991, in ómós dó. Sa léacht seo, amharcfaidh an tiriseoir John Cooney ar an spéis mhór a bhí ag an Chairdinéal sa teanga agus ar a thionchar ar chúrsaí polaitíochta anseo sa Tuaisceart.