The future of the Gaeltacht is to be explored at a talk to be given in Derry at the end of this month.

The Tower Museum will host the third and final talk in the p Island Voices Autumn lunchtime lecture series on Friday November 30th at 1.00pm when NUI senior lecturer Dr John Walsh (pictured) will explore the changing geography of the Gaeltacht and the future development of Irish language networks.
Island Voices 2018 is a series of free lunchtime lectures exploring the role of borders within our shared heritage, and reflecting on borders in our contemporary understanding of ourselves and others.
Event organiser, and Policy Officer with Derry City and Strabane District Council, Pól Ó Frighil, said Dr Walsh’s ‘Changing Spaces’ lecture would explore the shifting geographies of Irish language communities on the island of Ireland reflecting in particular on the changing state of the Gaeltacht.

He added: “This talk will shed light on the changing geography of Irish speaking communities on the island of Ireland, exploring how the shift from rural to urban is impacting on the Gaeltacht, and assessing what impact globalisation and new technologies are likely to have on the future development of the language”.

“The talk will also examine the role of sociolinguistics within the ‘language planning’ process asking how best to promote and develop the language in a rapidly changing world”.

Pre-booking for the event is essential, admission is free and lunch will be provided.
Book your place now by contacting the Tower Museum on 028 71 372411 or e mailing [email protected]

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