Language, Resistance and Revival From Prison to Community


Feargal Mac Ionnrachtaigh reflects on his groundbreaking, unique research with Republican former prisoners and the Irish Language as a form of resistance to their incarceration in Long Kesh. This talk is part of Liverpool’s Writing on the Wall Festival (


Event Dates: 17th September | Liverpool, The Bluecoat | Writing on the Wall Festival


A first–generation Irish speaker, he explores the lasting legacy beyond the prison walls of this revival within the Nationalist community.


feargalmac-facebook-imageThe talk will

be introduced by Queen’s Professor Phil Scraton, author of Prisons Under Protest, The Violence of Incarceration and The Incarceration of Women, whose research prioritises the voices of prisoners and their families within the context of their confinement.

A similar talk will be delivered on Saturday 19th October in the

Great Hall in Queens University as part of the Belfast Festival at Queens. See link below: