Breandán Ó hEithir online seminar 14 September 2021 – Posted in: Nuacht, Seimineár – Tags:

On Friday 24th September 2021, the writing and journalism of Breandán Ó hEithir (1930-1990) will be critically re-examined at at day-long webinar organised by Cló Iar-Chonnacht in conjunction with NUI Galway.

10 researchers, experts and commentators will contribute to the proceedings: Mártan Ó Ciardha; Chris McCann; Aoife Whelan; Pádhraic Ó Ciardha; Brian Ó Conchubhair; Alan Titley; Póilín Ní Chiaráin; Tomás Mac Con Iomaire; Mairéad Conneely; and Cathal Goan. Several papers shall discuss the novels Lig Sinn i gCathú and Sionnach ar mo Dhuán and the following themes in Ó hEithir’s writing and literary output will also be examined throughout the seminar, culminating in an invited panel discussion which shall close the event:

  • Sports journalism
  • An Ghaeltacht
  • Literature from Árainn/The Aran Islands
  • Radio output
  • Columns, reportage and political analysis

The timetable and details of the talks are attached. The webinar will take place between 1000-1600 on the Zoom platform. The event is free to attend and all are welcome.

Clicking on the following link will facilitate entrance to the event:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86850756988

The webinar passcode is: 208627

This webinar is being supported by An Chomhairle Ealaíon/The Arts Council. It is intended that Cló Iar-Chonnacht will publish a collection of essays based on the webinar’s proceedings.

Former Director of Cló Iar-Chonnacht, Micheál Ó Conghaile, said:

‘Breandán Ó hEithir was an extraordinary writer: he worked across many genres and a large body of his work has escaped critical attention as yet. We hope to encourage new readers to explore the range of his output and prompt fresh critical appraisals across the breadth and depth of the types of writing he produced.’

Dónall Ó Braonáin, NUI Galway, said:

‘Breandán Ó hEithir was a key figure in Irish language journalism and a critical re-appraisal of his non-fiction works, his commentary and his pioneering lifelong radio output is long overdue.’

CLÁR

Scríbhinní agus Saothar Bhreandáin Uí Eithir

Seimineár Gréasáin

24 Meán Fómhair 2021

Seisiún 1: 1000-1130

1000Focal Fáilte:

Ruairí Ó hEithir

1020Mártan Ó Ciardha:

Over the Bar

1045Chris McCann:

‘Amhrán na bhFiann’ agus an paca asal: ceol, cuimhne, agus coimhlint in Lig Sinn i gCathú

1110Ceisteanna/plé

 

 

Seisiún 2: 1200-1315

1200Aoife Whelan:

‘Ficheall focal’: Colúnaíocht Bhreandáin Uí Eithir ar pholaitíocht na hÉireann

1225Pádhraic Ó Ciardha:

Iománaí ar Chlaí na Polaitíochta 1979-1990

1250Ceisteanna/plé

 

 

Seisiún 3: 1330-1430

1330Brian Ó Conchubhair:

Misteach an Mheitificsin: Sionnach ar mo Dhuán agus Lig Sinn i gCathú

1355Alan Titley:

‘Bréantas mífholláin’: Sionnach ar mo Dhuán tar éis breis agus tríocha bliain

1420Ceisteanna/plé

 

 

Seisiún 4: 1445-1600

1445Painéal plé faoi chathaoirleacht Phóilín Ní Chiaráin

Mairéad Conneely: An Aran Reader – Tábhacht agus Tionchar

Cathal Goan: Breandán Ó hEithir agus ‘An Ghaeltacht Inniu’

Tomás Mac Con Iomaire: Breandán Ó hEithir agus Raidió na Gaeltachta

 

1530Ceisteanna/plé oscailte
1545Clabhsúr

Micheál Ó Conghaile, Iar-Stiúrthóir Chló Iar-Chonnacht

 

Cainteoirí

Colúnaí spóirt le Tuairisc.ie agus iar-Eagraí Spóirt le Raidió na Gaeltachta é Mártan Ó Ciardha.

Tá taighde dochtúireachta ar an gceol mar chiúta i litríocht na hÉireann á thabhairt chun críche ag Chris McCann in OÉ Gaillimh, arna mhaoiniú ag an gComhairle um Thaighde in Éirinn.

Tá an Dr Aoife Whelan ina cheann ábhair sa Léann Éireannach sa Choláiste Ollscoile, Baile Átha Cliath.

Craoltóir agus iar-Leascheannasaí TG4 é Pádhraic Ó Ciardha, cathaoirleach reatha Ghael Linn.

 

Ollamh Comhlach le Teanga agus Litríocht na Nua-Ghaeilge is ea Brian Ó Conchubhair in Ollscoil Notre Dame, Indiana.

Scríbhneoir agus scoláire é Alan Titley ar Ollamh Emeritus le Nua-Ghaeilge é i gColáiste na hOllscoile, Corcaigh.

Iriseoir le Tuairisc.ie agus Raidió na Gaeltachta í Póilín Ní Chiaráin.

Léachtóir le Gaeilge i gColáiste San Aingeal, Sligeach, í an Dr Mairéad Conneely.

Iriseoir agus iar-cheannaire ar Raidió na Gaeltachta é Tomás Mac Con Iomaire.

Taighdeoir, léiritheoir agus iar-phríomhstiúrthóir RTÉ is ea Cathal Goan.

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