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One Man's Return to the Irish Language

Michael McCaughan

The author tells of both a journey around Ireland, and his journey to reconnect with his roots; with the Irish language.
Date Published :
December 2017
Publisher :
Gill Books
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Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9780717171590
Pages : 272
Stock Status : In stock


The story of Michael McCaughan's journey around Ireland and the Irish language. From a surreal start involving dedicated listening to Raidio na Gaeltachta's (Irish-Gaelic radio) death notices, to rediscovering the soul of the language through immersing himself in Phil Lynott's music - all without becoming a bore. This book may make you want to follow in his footsteps.

About The Author

Michael McCaughan is the former Head of Transport, National Museums Northern Ireland. As a curator at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum for over forty years, his research has focused mainly on the study and interpretation of Irish maritime history and traditions. He has published widely and is recognised internationally for his expertise and pioneering work on the history and culture of Harland & Wolff, the White Star line and theTitanic.

Michael is the author of the groundbreaking book, The Birth of the Titanic (Blackstaff Press, 1998) and Titanic: Icon of an Age (2012).

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