Aidan Doyle: ‘An Irish-speaker in 19th-century America: Pádraig Phiarais Cundún, Machaire an Fhia, Nua Dhearc’.
The man in question settled in Deerfield, Utica, NY around 1826. Dr. Doyle’s talk deals with letters and poems he sent home to friends in Ireland, describing his life in the New World. Dr. Aidan Doyle is a lecturer in Irish at University College Cork, Ireland. He has written on various aspects of the Irish language. His latest book is A History of the Irish Language (2015). Recently he has taken an interest in the fate of Irish-speaking emigrants to North America.