De Léim thar Teorainn

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Paperback – 21 Oct 2020

"I have run the gauntlet of many borders in my time, but the border I grew up with at home was far and away the most trying," writes S amas Cath in (Professor Emeritus at University College Dublin, and former Director of the National Folklore Collection). Born in Drumquin, County Tyrone, to a family of Catholic business people and farmers, he grew up "a stone's throw" from the border that separates Donegal in the Republic from the six counties of Northern Ireland - - "a border policed by little corporals that was the bane of our lives." - "Is ioma sin it sa domhan a bhfuil c rsa na slat thar teorainn rite agam ach dheamhan dath n os measa a chonaic m riamh n an teorainn a bh sa bhaile againn," a scr obhann S amas Cath in (Ollamh emeritus de chuid Chol iste Ollscoile Bhaile tha Cliath agus Iar-Stiurth ir Chnuasach Bhealoideas Eireann) faoin teorainn in irinn - "mar ar ghn ch leis na ceannair beaga custam a bheith ina dtiarna uirthi agus orainne."

De L im thar Teorainn "Jumping the Border"] is an engaging account of his experience - as a child and as a young man - in three distinctive cultures, now radically changed. He describes the Tyrone of the 1940s and 1950s where Protestant and Catholic neighbours shared their lives at a personal level, but where institutions were divisive. His father's prosperous business was ruined because of a political event he supported. The schools and the curriculum were dividers of the two communities. The border was a nuisance to everyone. As a post-graduate student in the 1960s, he took up residence in the Donegal Gaeltacht of "Na Cruacha", where "real old Irish" was still spoken. He did a study of the area's place names, and recorded the distinctive music and speech of "Na Cruacha". Shortly afterwards his research took him to the far north of Europe, to S pmi (known as Lapland), a cultural rather than a political territory which spreads over four countries, and where he immersed himself in the culture and language of the Sami people at a time when their native language and customs were under threat and belittled. S amas's many international distinctions and awards include: Knight (First Class) of the Order of the Lion of Finland; the Dag Str mb ck Prize of the Gustavus Adolphus Academy, Uppsala, Sweden; and the Ruth Michaela-Jena Ratcliff Prize, Edinburgh. He is an honorary member of the Finnish Kalevala Society; a member of the Folklore Fellows of the Finnish Academy of Sciences, Helsinki; and a sometime member of the Advisory Board of the Research Institute of Irish and Scottish Studies at the University of Aberdeen.

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ISBN-13: 9781908420282
ISBN-10: 1908420286
Pagini: 206
Dimensiuni: 140 x 216 x 12 mm
Greutate: 0.27 kg