TADHG GAELACH O SUILLEABHÁIN CULTURAL EVENT
Peacach agus Oilithreach – A Synod Culture Event
This evening of culture will incorporate elements of poetry, music, Gaeilge and local history marking the tercentenary of the birth of Tadhg Gaelach Ó Suilleabháin.
The poet Tadhg “Gaelach” O’Suilleabháin was born in Tournafulla in 1715. Most of his well-known poems were of a religious nature and he wrote these poems while he was living in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. Tadhg also lived in East Cork for a while. From about 1760 on, his life changed and he became a pilgrim and it was at this time that Tadhg began to write his religious poems. He died in Waterford Cathedral in 1795 and after his death, the first edition of his poetry was published in Limerick.
The evening will be hosted by Neilus de Róiste.
The key note address will be given by Salvador Ryan
with poetry readings by Canon Micheál Liston
and music by a variety of local musicians.
Iomainn á chanadh
Gile mo Chroí do- chroí-se
Mo Ghrá-sa mo Dhia
Dr. Salvador Ryan is Professor of Ecclesiastical History in St Patrick’s College, Maynooth since 2008. Alongside Bishop Brendan Leahy he has co-edited two volumes of Treasures of Irish Christianity.
Date: Friday 29 January
Venue: Devon Inn Hotel
Céad fáilte roimh ghrástaibh mo Thiarna anois.