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The Scottish Writers’ Centre Podcast Episode 18: The Gaelic League in Scotland with Pádraig Ó Baoighill

By 19/09/2018April 2nd, 2020No Comments

This episode’s recording is a special one: one of the best audiences we’ve had at the Scottish Writers’ Centre, displaying love, warmth and admiration for the talented gentleman sitting in front of them.

Returning to the SWC was writer Pádraig Ó Baoighil, who was launching his new book: The Gaelic League in Scotland and Other Essays. The event was co-hosted by Conradh Na Gaeilge Glaschú, who have been supporting the Irish language and Irish culture in Glasgow and beyond for more than 120 years.


It was an evening of tributes, songs and stories about the Irish language, and Irish writing. The discussion turned into a form of oral history, taking you back in time!

Don’t worry about any language barriers: the majority of the beautifully spoken Irish has been interpreted, so no one misses out.

The Scottish writers’ centre proudly presents to you
The Gaelic League in Scotland with Pádraig Ó Baoighill!


Thank you to Pádraig and to The Gaelic League for that incredibly touching event. With folks like you, the Irish Language will always be preserved. Padraig’s new book of short stories is out now and the league is as committed as ever, running 7 classes weekly for adults as well as one for children alongside many other cultural and community activities. For more info, you can follow the league on twitter @gaeilge_glasgow and on their website.

Thank you to the team at the SWC for their contribution and help with coordinating this podcast series.

This podcast was recorded and produced by Wheezy Whispers.

If you have any questions about future episodes or want to provide some feedback please email

The views expressed in this episode do not necessarily represent those of the Scottish Writers’ Centre.

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