The Gaelic League and the Easter Rising


The Gaelic League and the Easter Rising is a lecture from Tony Birtill, Secretary of the Gaelic League (Liverpool), founded in 1896. Tony teaches Irish at St Michael’s Irish Centre and, as a National Union of Journalists member, contributes to The Irish Post. The majority of the Easter Rising leaders were members of the Irish Language movement The Gaelic League. Members of the organisation’s Liverpool branch made a particularly important contribution to the events of 1916. This lecture will look at the work of some of the key individuals involved and examine why Liverpool was so important to the Irish cultural revival and revolution

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17 October 2016


Liverpool Central Library
William Brown Street
L3 8EW

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