An Buachaill Beo (The Boy Alive)

Tony Birtill speaking at the Cunard Building.
An Buachaill Beo (The Boy Alive) 21Oct

Tony Birtill remembered

On 21 Oct 2021, Liverpool (and Ireland) lost a great man; Tony Birtill.

A Gaeilge and walking enthusiast, Tony was a keen historian, linguist and educator. Marking a year since he passed, this lecture celebrates Tony’s life. We will also launch Tony’s library (maintained at the Centre) and share a memorial package, created by several organisations he was associated with. Enter to music from Tony’s friends, before hearing from those who knew Tony best (in a space he knew all too well), including a lecture from historian, poet and peer Greg Quiery.

Liverpool Irish Festival, Liverpool Irish Centre, Conradh na Gaeilge Learpholl (Conradh na Gaeilge Liverpool), The Institute of Irish Studies (University of Liverpool) and Oideas Gael have worked collaboratively to create a memorial package in memory of our friend, teacher and lifelong learner of the Irish Language, Tony Birtill, as well as to present this event. Details of the memorial package and library will be shared at the event, as well as in our Festival newspaper and online.

The event contributes ot the Festival’s Family and Heritage strands of work.

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21 October 2022



Liverpool Irish Centre (formerly ‘St Michael’s’)
6 Boundary Lane
L6 5JG

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