A Qualified Obituary by Reg Hindley.
Reg Hindley, author of the 1990 book titled ‘The Death of the Irish Language’, is tonight giving a lecture titled ‘Prospects for Modern European Languages including Irish’. The lecture is being held by Conradh na Gaeilge in the Natioal Library, Kildare St. Dublin, at 6pm this evening.
Beidh LÃ©acht Chonradh na Gaeilge le Reg Hindley ar siÃºl anocht ag 6.00 i.n. sa Leabharlann NÃ¡isiÃºnta, SrÃ¡id Chill Dara. Beidh sÃ© ag labhairt ar na fÃ©idearthachtaÃ do nuatheangacha Eorpacha – an Ghaeilge san Ã¡ireamh.
Reg’s opinion on the health of the Irish langauge has changed somewhat since the book was published back in 1990. I might pop in on my way home just to see how bleek or rosey things are according to Hindley. I doubt ill be seeing any of you language haters there, which is a pity.
Aparantly there will be a short question and answer session after the lecture. If anyone has any reasonable questions they would like me to fire at him, then post them using the comment funcion below.
Ill let you know tomorrow how i get on.
An interesting and wide-ranging talk it has to be said, might post something on it later. Oh and by his reckoning we’re not in as bad a shape as we thought.