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Imeacht na nIarlaí - The Flight of the Earls


Troops on the March




Dr. Brian Lacey


Breandán O Buachalla agus Dr. Nollaig Ó Muraíle





Irish attack









I Méan Fómhair 1607, sheol triúr Taoiseach gaelach, Aodh O Neill, Ruairí O Domhnaill agus Cúchonnacht Mag Uidhir, amach as Cuan Suillí Móire chun na deoraíochta.  Seoladh é a chuir cor i gcinniúint na hÉireann, ar a dtugtar Imeacht na nIarlaí.

The so-called Flight of the Earls is one of the most important episodes in Ireland’s history. It represented the end of native Irish rule in Ireland; it signified the completion of the English military and legal conquest of Ireland and it cleared the way for the Plantation of Ulster.  

To commemorate the 400th anniversary Blas will feature a series of 5 especially recorded lectures from this year’s Éigse Cholm Cille in the University of Ulster at Magee. 

Téama na hÉigse, Imeacht na nÍarlaí - an Oidhreacht Liteartha. Agus beidh scoth na gcainteoirí agus na saineolaithe le cluinstin ar BBC Raidió Uladh.

Broadcast every Tuesday night at 7.00 beginning on the 14th August the lectures will give a deep insight into the history and personalities of this pivotal period in Irish history. The Flight of the Earls television series will also be broadcast in september, click here for more details.

Agus is mar seo a leanas a bhéas na cláir.

14ú Lúnasa 7.00 i.n.

 “Fabrication and fact -The Earls and their Ulster Ancestry”
Dr Brian Lacey

Éist Arís

21ú Lunasa  7.00 i.n.

“Téacs Uí Chianáin” 
Dr Nollaig Ó Muraíle
A lecture on the contemporary account written by Tadhg Ó Cianáin, scholar and tutur to Hugh Ó Néill’s children who accompanied them on the journey.

Éist Arís

28ú Lúnasa  7.00 i.n.

 “….the false and craftey bludsukkers, the Observantes” 
Dr Micheál Mac Craith
Religion and politics of the Age

Éist Arís

4ú Méan Fómhair  7.00 i.n.

 “Anocht is Uaigneach Eire”
An tOllamh Breandán Ó Buachalla
The reaction of the Gaelic Poets to the English

Éist Arís

11ú Mean Fómhair  7.00 i.n.

“Imeacht na nIarlaí an Traidisiún liteartha”
Dr Diarmaid Ó Doibhlin
The impact of the Flight on the literary tradition

Éist Arís

The Flight of the Earls on Television

Presented by Antaine Ó Donnaile, BBC Northern Ireland will also be broadcasting its three part television series on the Flight of The Earls in September. Viewers with digital television can watch the programme in either English or in Irish, by pushing the red button on their remote.

Programmes will be broadcast on BBC One NI at 10.20pm.

Programme 1: Sunday 9th September 2007

Programme 2: Sunday 16th September 2007

Programme 3: Sunday 23rd September 2007

BBC Two NI will broadcast a special omnibus edition of all three programmes in Irish with English subtitles on Friday 14th September 2007 at 7.00pm.




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