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William Desmond's essay in intellectual autobiography is the fourth in a series of research papers commissioned by the Centre for Irish Studies at the NUI Galway.
"This idea of being in the middle or 'being between', of moving between different sets of extremities — between countries (Ireland and America), between religion and science, between philosophy and poetry, between knowledge and perplexity, between the particulars of reality and the universals of thought, between receding youth and approaching age — is a constant motif throughout his work." — Thomas Duddy, NUIG.
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Nuair a hiarraidh ar an údar ábhar a chur ar fáil a dhéanfadh ceiliúradh ar theanga na Gaeilge sa bhliain 2000, agus sin, dá mb'fhéidir é, i bhfoirm dialainne, fuair sé amach go raibh uirlis curtha ina lámha ag An Aimsir Óg lena bhféadfadh sé scrúdú a dhé
The editors of An Chonair Chaoch examine the language specifically in the context of the Gaeltacht and bilingualism. Unsurprisingly, the view of parents, legal issues, language planning, education, and their effect on a very fragile linguistic region, are studied in great detail here.... Many of the conclusions make for stark reading and give the lie to the oft-repeated slur that Irish speakers live in cloud cuckoo land when it comes to Irish.