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Talk: "The Irish and Gaelic Language in Canada and the Ottawa Valley," with Danny Doyle

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October 15, 2018
7:30 p.m.
Centre Wakefield La Pêche, 38 ch de la Vallée, Wakefield, Qc.

Mr. Doyle explores the Irish language in Canada and the fate of Irish Gaelic immigrants to this country. Bringing together census data and historic accounts, he shows the prevalence of the language-- once spoken from Newfoundland through to the Yukon -- and discusses the reasons for the language's abandonment and near-total exclusion from the Canadian folk memory, unlike other immigrant languages.

Danny Doyle (Dónall Ó Dubhghaill) holds a Masters Degree in Arts Conservation and works as an archaeological conservator for the Government of Canada. He has lectured on the Irish language in Canada numerous times, as well as through the Irish Language Department at Ulster University. He is also a published Gaelic poet and winner of the 2016 Oireachtas Gaeilge Cheanada Award for Poetry.