link | The Maamtrasna Murders

  • VistaTalks host Priscillia Charles discusses The Maamtrasna Murders: Language, Life and Death in Nineteenth-Century Ireland with Professor and Author Margaret Kelleher.

    In a recent Irish Times article Dr Christopher Kissane a historian at the London School of Economics and Political Science comments on how this story is one of the most notorious injustices in our legal history, the subject of an unprecedented pardon from the President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins.

    ‘In her powerful and meticulous new history of the murders and their aftermaths, Margaret Kelleher illuminates not just a series of tragedies, but also the bilingual Ireland often forgotten in our narrative of language change, a messy world of two tongues where the foreign gradually became familiar in Irish mouths and minds.’

  • Category: Irish Language
  • Thematic area: Good Practices / Indigenous knowledge-sharing
  • Call topics: Regional development and Cultural Diplomacy
  • Major objective: Target steps to improve quiality of life, enhance international cooperation and reaffirm cultural linguistic continuity
  • Area of intervention: Creation of favourable conditions for knowledge-sharing and dissemination of good practices with regard to indigenous languages