Language, Resistance and Revival


Dr Ruan O’Donnell

Lecturer in History at University of Limerick and author of Special Category: The IRA in English Prisons.

Dr Fionntán De Brún

Head of Irish language and Literature, University of Ulster.

Dr Féilim Ó hAdhmaill

Republican ex-prisoner and Lecturer in Sociology and Social Policy in University College Cork.


This fascinating and most original study is to be warmly welcomed. We have here a work which should appeal to a wide readership both among the general population and among students of a variety of academic disciplines, including Irish, sociology, sociolinguistics, modern history, education, law, and conflict and peace studies.
(Dr Nollaig Ó Muraíle, Senior Lecturer in Irish, National University of Ireland, )
‘This is an original and thought-provoking work, in which the combination of an author engagé and a rich body of primary evidence has produced a study that challenges many conventional features of ethnographic research’
Prof Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh, Historian and former Emeritus Professor of History in National University of Ireland, Galway and Member of Council of State for President of Ireland,
Michael D O’Higgins
Fascinating study of the Irish language and its core place in the politics that have emerged from the prisons and protests of recent history.  This is a strong and valuable contribution to our understanding of language and politics in contemporary Ireland.
Cathal Goan, Founder and former Director of Irish Language Television channel, Teilifís na Gaeilge, later Tg4 and former Director-General of
RTE (Raidió Telilfís Éireann)