Éigse Loch Lao

Éigse Loch Lao (‘Literary assembly of Belfast Lough’)

Éigse Loch Lao

Éigse Loch Lao

Éigse Loch Lao (‘Literary assembly of Belfast Lough’)


Ollscoil Uladh i gComhar le Cumann Cultúrtha Mhic Reachtain a bhunaigh Éigse Loch Lao in 2010 chun léann agus litríocht na Gaeilge a cheiliúradh agus a bhuanú i gcathair Bhéal Feirste trí imeachtaí léannta agus sóisialta a thionscnamh ar bhonn bliantúil. Is as an dán sean-Ghaeilge a cumadh os cionn Loch Lao a baisteadh an Éigse. I  measc na dtéamaí a clúdaíodh ar na mallaibh tá:

  • An Ghaeilge sa chóras scolaíochta
  • Na meáin Ghaeilge
  • Litríocht Oirialla
  • Stair agus Oidhreacht Chlann Mhic Grianna
  • Drámaíocht na Gaeilge
  • An Reachtaíocht Teanga

Éigse Loch Lao was founded in 2010 by the University of Ulster and Cumann Cultúrtha Mhic Reachtain with the aim of celebrating and advancing Irish-language scholarship and literature in the city of Belfast through an annual series of events both scholarly/literary and social. The name Éigse Loch Lao (‘Literary assembly of Belfast Lough’) invokes the words of a ninth-century Irish poem composed from a vantage point over Loch Lao/ Belfast Lough. Some of the themes covered recently are:

  • Irish Language in the school system
  • Irish Language media
  • Literature of Oriel
  • The history and heritage of the Mac Grianna Family
  • Drama in Irish
  • Language legislation