Archive of Spoken Irish From 1920s And 1930s Now Online

Posted by admin on Nov 7, 2013

A record of the sounds of Irish as it was spoken throughout Ireland in the 1920s and 1930s is now online, thanks to a project between The Royal Irish Academy and academics from NUI Maynooth.

The bilingual Doegen Records Web Project website contains audio recordings made by Dr Wilhelm Doegen. Doegen came to Ireland 85 years ago at the request of the Ministry of Education, to create a permanent record of the spoken Irish language in all districts in which it was still spoken.

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