Cuimhneacháin

Ros Muc 1916 – 2016     Scroll down for the English language version…

photo of Ros Muc by Eoin Mac Lochlainn

Déantar éachtanna ar pháirc an chatha gan amhras – ach déantar éachtanna gach lá sa ghnáth saol chomh maith. Bhí mé ag déanamh iontais ar feadh tamaill, conas comóradh a dhéanamh ar Éirí amach na Cásca, agus ba mhaith liom beagáinín a rá libh anois faoi thogra atá Nuala Ní Fhlathúin agus mé fhéin ag eagrú i Ros Muc.

Tuigeann muid beirt an támhacht atá ag baint leis an Ghaeltacht mar fhoinse cultúrtha ach is minic nach n-éistear le guthanna na ngnáth daoine sna Gaeltachtaí céanna.  Tá a fhios agaibh ar ndóigh go bhfuil Teach an Phiarsaigh i Ros Muc agus is dócha go mbeidh comóradh nó dhó ar siúl ansin i mbliana – ach an mbeidh éinne ag plé le muintir Ros Muc fhéin?

Bhuel beidh muidne!  Ba mhaith linn díriú ar scéalta agus cuimhneamh mhuintir na h-áite faoin pháirt a ghlac a mhuintir rompu sna h-imeachtaí sna blianta beaga roimh 1916.  Beidh ceardlanna agus chruinnithe á eagrú againn le téamaí an togra a phlé agus a fhorbairt. Ag eascrú as an phróiseas seo, tá súil againn obair ealaíne sealadach a chur i láthair i Ros Muc i 2016. Is é an sprioc atá againn ná gur saothar ealaíne í seo a thabharfaidh ardú meanman don cheantair.

photo of Cill Bhreacáin, Ros Muc by Eoin Mac Lochlainn

photo of Ros Muc by Eoin Mac Lochlainn

Thóg tuismitheoirí an mbeirt againn a theaghlaigh le Gaeilge cé nach le Gaeilge a tógadh iadsan. Mar sin, ba mhaith linn idéalachas na ghnáth dhaoine a cheiliúradh leis an togra seo. Buíochas le tacaíocht ó Údarás na Gaeltachta beidh muid i mbun oibre go luath anois agus tá mé ag súil go mór leis. Idir an dá linn má tá spéis ag éinne labhairt linn faoi bheadh an-áthas orainn cloisteáil uaimh!

 

Well folks, you can see from the photos above that Ros Muc in Connemara is a beautiful place and I’m delighted to say that it’s there that my next artistic project is based.  Now, I’m not going to say too much about it at the moment but in a nutshell what we’re at, Nuala Ní Fhlathúin and myself, is organising meetings and workshops with the local people to learn about the rich literary and cultural heritage of the area and to eventually create a temporary art installation there – to pay tribute to the people of the area who played such a significant role in the cultural revival, in the years leading up to the Easter Rising of 1916. Now, I think that that is the longest sentence I have ever written.

The other thing to say, of course, is that there are still stories in the area about the time that Patrick Pearse, one of the leaders of the Rising, stayed here.  There is no doubt that he was influenced by the people of the area and that they were influenced by him. I’m really looking forward to finding out more.

Your comments are always welcome. See the little brown speech bubble at the top right of this blog.  Thanks, Slán go fóill, eoin

http://nuaealain.wordpress.com/

http://www.eoinmaclochlainn.com/

 

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2 comments

    • Thanks for the comment 🙂 Actually we’re hoping to have another version of it at Mount Argus in Harold’s Cross in May. The Pearse family were regular visitors to Mount Argus and Patrick and Willie went in to Confession there on Good Friday before the Rising

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