An Comunn Gàidhealach

The Gaelic Association
An Comunn Gàidhealach
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AbbreviationAn Comunn
Formation1891
TypeScottish Gaelic language
Gaelic revival
HeadquartersInverness, Highlands
Websiteancomunn.co.uk

An Comunn Gàidhealach (Scottish Gaelic pronunciation: [əŋ ˈkʰomən̪ˠ ˈkɛː.əl̪ˠəx] (About this soundlisten); literally "The Gaelic Association"), commonly known as An Comunn, is a Scottish organisation that supports and promotes the Scottish Gaelic language and Scottish Gaelic culture and history at local, national and international levels. The society is closely associated with the Royal National Mòd.

History[edit]

It was founded in Oban in 1891 to help preserve and develop the Gaelic language and to establish the Royal National Mòd (Scottish Gaelic: Am Mòd Nàiseanta Rìoghail), a festival[1] of Gaelic music, arts and culture modelled originally on the National Eisteddfod of Wales. Today An Comunn encourages the teaching, learning and use of the Gaelic language, and the study and cultivation of Gaelic literature, history, music and art.[2]

The offices of An Comunn Gàidhealach in Inverness

From 1905 to 1922 An Comunn Gàidhealach published a monthly magazine titled an Deo-Grèine.[3] This was replaced in 1923 by An Gaidheal (literally "The Gael") which ran until 1967,[4] when it was continued by the bilingual newspaper Sruth until 1970.[5]

Kenneth MacIver was appointed assistant director in 1974.[6]

Its offices are in Inverness and its Patron is Queen Elizabeth II. The organisation should not be confused with An Comunn Gàidhealach America, the Comunn na Gàidhlig, or the Bòrd na Gàidhlig.

References[edit]

  1. ^ MacLeod, Murdo; Fiona Stewart (12 October 2002). "Mod 2002 - and 20,000 Gaels blow in for festival of music". The Scotsman. Retrieved 19 December 2006.
  2. ^ "Gaelic Language Organizations". An Comunn Gàidhealach, Ameireaga. Retrieved 6 April 2010.
  3. ^ "An deo-gréine : monthly magazine of An Comunn Gaidhealach". Catalogue record. National Library of Scotland. Retrieved 29 December 2012.
  4. ^ "An Gaidheal/The Gael : the official magazine of An Comunn Gaidhealach". Catalogue record. National Library of Scotland. Retrieved 29 December 2012.
  5. ^ "Sruth". Catalogue record. National Library of Scotland. Retrieved 29 December 2012.
  6. ^ "An Commun post". The Glasgow Herald. 27 March 1974. p. 2. Retrieved 22 July 2017.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Thompson, Frank (1992). History of An Comunn Gaidhealach: The First Hundred (1891-1991): Centenary of An Comunn Gaidhealach. An Comunn Gaidhealach. ISBN 0905905067.

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