In this the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising, it is worth remembering the rich culture from which the rising sprang. The start of the Twentieth Century saw a huge resurgence in Irish nationalism. This newfound pride found expression in art, literature and indeed the promotion of the Irish language. Central to this growth was Conradh na Gaeilge and its publication, Irisleabhar na Gaedhilge.
Irisleabhar na Gaedhilge was founded by Aondacht na Gaedhilge and was later taken over by Conradh na Gaeilge. It was published on an almost monthly basis between 1882 and 1909. Among the contributors to it were Dubhghlas de hÍde, Pádraig Mac Piarais, An tAthair Peadar Ua Laoghaire, Úna Ní Fhaircheallaigh, An tAthair Eoghan Ó Gramhnaigh and Eoin Mac Néill. It included poetry, proverbs, songs, history, short stories, folklore, placenames, book reviews, material for learners of Irish, reports on the work of Conradh na Gaeilge and various wordlists. It was an important periodical for the Irish language revival community in the time before the foundation of the Irish Free State. Now it's online with every Irish language article, story, poem and gem available to search, read, and even download as an ebook. Discover its treasures at: