Lecture on Ireland at Bloomfield Library Wed 8th March 6pm
"Celtic, Gaelic, or Anglo-Irish: Which is the Real
Bloomfield resident Brian Ó Broin, a medieval literature
professor at William Paterson University and a prizewinning Gaelic novelist, traces
the history of Ireland from pre-Celtic times through the series of invasions
that brought Christianity, cities, castles, Gaelic culture and English culture
to this mysterious island nation of North West Europe right up to the modern
day. Using slides and recordings (and maybe even a song or two!) Professor Ó
Broin demonstrates the color, the uniqueness, and the resilience of this modern
European country which sent so many emigrants to America, as Ireland faces the
challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.
Ireland has always been a target of invasion. the Celts
invaded Ireland three hundred years before Christ, completely displacing the
previous stone-age culture whose mysterious structures, like that of Newgrange,
still dot the landscape. Six hundred years of Pagan Celtic culture followed the
invasion, and the tribal warrior culture of that period is still visible in
surviving Gaelic texts such as the Fenian stories and the Táin Bó Cuailgne. An
African-tinged Christian monasticism followed conversion to Christianity, and
the monastic sites of this period are still to be found throughout the country,
marked by their strange cone-tipped bell towers. Vikings saw easy pickings in
these monasteries, and came to raid. They stayed, however, and founded
Ireland's first cities, like Dublin, Waterford, and Limerick. The
French-speaking Normans followed, bringing in feudal culture from England and
France. Finally, the English themselves came, in several catastrophic waves,
and still remain to this day in the six counties of Northern Ireland. The other
twenty-six counties, however, have been a self-governing nation since 1922,
constitutionally enshrining both the Gaelic and English cultures. Ireland is a
member of the United Nations, and has been in the European Union since 1973.
Labels: Bloomfield, Brian Ó Broin, celtic, gaeilge, gaelach, Gaelic, Ireland, irish, NJ
Rutgers Phonology Project at WPUNJ
Helping out a linguistics doctoral student at Rutgers with her project on Irish phonology.
Labels: gaeilge, Gaelic, irish, linguistics, rutgers, WPUNJ
Greetings! This is the information page for the Code Club at Demarest Elementary School, Bloomfield, NJ
Professor Brian Ó Broin is the administrator. You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conradh na Gaeilge in William Paterson University, NJ
|Cuan Ó Seireadáin ag labhairt le micléinn William Paterson University agus Gaeilgeoirí NJ faoi chur chun cinn na Gaeilge. |
|Tabhair faoi deara go raibh duine i láthair go fíorúil freisin ó Ollscoil Pennsylvania.|
|Cuan Ó Seireadáin, representing Conradh na Gaeilge, spoke to William Paterson University Students and some NJ Irish speakers on a recent visit.|
|Note that we also had a virtual attendant from the University of Pennsylvania!|
|We also had visitors from Drew University!|
Labels: cnag, Conradh na Gaeilge, cuan ó seireadáin, gaeilge, gaelic league, WPUNJ
Lecture on Minority Language Promotion, WPUNJ Nov 30th, 2016
PROMOTING A MINORITY LANGUAGE IN IRELAND AND IRISH AMERICA: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES7pm, 30th November, William Paterson University,University Commons Room 327 A presentation by Cuan Ó Seireadáin, Conradh na Gaeilge, Dublin
Contact: Brian Ó Broin, 720 2641 and obroinb AT wpunj.edu
Labels: Brian Ó Broin, cohss, cuan ó seireadáin, gaeilge, Gaelic, irish, NJ, nyc, WPUNJ
Irish (Gaelic) Activism in NJ Nov 30th 2016 - A Lecture
Labels: Conradh na Gaeilge, cuan ó seireadáin, gaeilge, Gaelic, gaelic league, irish, NJ, WPUNJ
William Paterson University "Convenience Fee"
Students on our campus have to use this system for printing.
A ten-dollar deposit will cost you 10% in "Convenience Fees."
What a shake-down!
Labels: cbord, convenience fee, get, pioneer express, WPUNJ
Irish Manuscript Facsimiles
Friday 10/07/2016 Faculty House, Columbia University8:00 PM
EARLY NINETEENTH-CENTURY GAELIC ANTIQUARIANISM AND THE ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY, AND THE MAGNIFICENT MANUSCRIPT FACSIMILES THAT FOLLOWED
Brian Ó Broin, William Paterson University
Labels: Book of Leinster, Brian Ó Broin, Columbia University, irish studies, Leabhar Breac, Leabhar Laignech, Lebor na hUidre, new york city, Royal Irish Academy