CELTIC CHAIR LECTURE SERIES
‘The Gaelic Life and Work of Patrick Ó Broin'
Tues. 2 December 2014
2nd December MNT (Montpetit Hall) room 207, at 7:30pm
Lecturer: Kevin Dooley
Padraig O'Broin (Patrick Byrne) 1908-1967 was an internationally known Canadian Poet. He ranks among the great Canadian Poets of his time - Al Purdy, Milton Acorn. He worked as Poetry Editor for the Canadian Authors Association and McClelland Stewart publishers. Padraig , who came to Canada from Ireland in 1913 with his family was also a Gaelic poet, scholar and translator. He taught himself the very difficult Gaelic language and founded and edited Celtic/Gaelic Journals in the 1950's.
Kevin Dooley, Irish born and bred, has lived in Canada since 1977. He now works as an independent scholar/heritage activist and musician. He is the author of several novels and now lives in Ottawa.