The author presents a comprehensive analysis of the cultural background and ideological framework of the most influential newspaper of the Language Revival period. It was hugely significant in literary, historical and cultural terms. Her extensive research is a major contribution to our understanding of this formative era. This is yet another innovative publishing project from Cois Life. The full index of the newspaper An Claidheamh Soluis, contained on CD, accompanies the book of commentary and analysis.
The full text of the book itself is also reproduced on the CD, is fully searchable for references, and functions as an index in its own right. An essential reference work for history and Irish-language scholars. Almost 700 pages of content, attractively condensed into one volume makes economical use of natural resources.
The author lectures in the School of Irish, Celtic Studies and folklore in University College Dublin. She conducted this research for her PhD in the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, on a research scholarship from the IRCHSS.