...The quotations above are English translations from the Irish, the first vernacular language of Europe to be written down. In this way, the Irish initiated what would eventually become the great torrent of European national literatures.
We have many reasons to be grateful to St. Patrick and his fierce and playful Irishmen and Irishwomen. So on this St. Patrick’s Day, remember them as they would wish to be remembered. Read a book.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Turning Green With Literacy
The NY Times - Thomas Cahill: Turning Green With Literacy
Posted by Mary Murphy at 9:25 AM