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Motherfoclóir Podcast Live

Saturday 13th of October / 3:30pm – 4:30pm / Riverbank Arts Centre

Join us for a live recording of the popular Headstuff podcast Motherfoclóir.

Behind the wall of grammar homework lies the amazing world of the Irish language, and Darach (that @theirishfor guy) wants to take you there. With a crack team of the internet’s soundest Irish speakers - regular Motherfoclóir contributors, Peadar Ó Caomhánaigh and Siún Ní Dhuinn will explore "Translations” by Brian Friel and place names in Ireland in general with Darach.

It will be an all slammer, no grammar discussion.


Darach Ó Séaghdha is an Irish language activist and author of Motherfoclóir: Dispatches from a Not So Dead Language, which won Ireland AM Popular Non-Fiction Book of the Year in the 2017 Irish Book Awards. Darach is also author of the popular Twitter account @theirishfor. He is the main host of the podcast Motherfoclóir, part of the Headstuff Podcast Network. He lives just outside Dublin, where he works as a civil servant during the day and explores language at night and in the early morning. His second book Craic Baby: Dispatches from a Changing Language will be released in September 2018.

Peadar Ó Caomhánaigh is a broadcaster, language rights activist and podcast gun-for-hire from Clondalkin in Dublin. In 2016 he and a friend founded Pop Up Gaeltacht, the world's biggest grassroots movement based entirely around the Irish language and pints.

Siún Ní Dhuinn is the digital coordinator for Irish language content with RTÉ. By night, she enjoys literature in English and Irish. She previously worked as a lecturer in Maynooth university and UCD. Her areas of research are Flann O’ Brien and modern journalism. Her latest piece of writing is a chapter she co-wrote on the history of the Sunday World for a new publication called The Sunday Papers which is due for release later this month.


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