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Bryan Fanning

perspectives, subordinated a pre-Enlightenment Gaelic Ireland to an imported modernity. In its crudest form the conflict was one between isolationists who sought to protect Ireland’s authentic culture, however understood, from outside contamination and their intellectual opponents. The politics of cultural nationalism since the death of O’Connell had presented the Gaelic revival as a cultural restoration. But Tierney on one side and O’Faoláin on the other acknowledged that what had been attempted was a ‘fake’ restoration, a reconstruction based on an idealised

in Irish adventures in nation-building
Bryan Fanning

contemporary English verse to produce an authentic piece of Gaelic literature rooted in the society he came from: His language – that is its principal glory – is also a complete break with literary Irish. It is the spoken Irish of Clare … What Merriman aimed at was something that had never been guessed at in Gaelic Ireland; a perfectly proportioned work of art on a contemporary subject, with every detail subordinated to the central theme.33 Yet Merriman, ‘the intellectual Protestant’ and schoolteacher-farmer who somehow ‘knew as much about Lawrence and Gide as he knew of

in Irish adventures in nation-building
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The public meanings of emigration and the shaping of emigrant selves in post- war Ireland, 1945– 1969
Barry Hazley

everyday life in mid-century Ireland. Where the achievement of independence in 1921 was celebrated as a seminal moment in the history of the nation, political sovereignty did not deliver an economic transformation. Instead, self-governance sharpened the discrepancy between an idealised Gaelic Ireland and the unsettling permutations of what Fintan O’Toole has termed the ‘demographic Ireland’. 18 In the former mythic place of ‘cosy homesteads’ and morally pure rural communities, the Irish people were innately ‘satisfied with frugal comfort’, their leisure time devoted to

in Life history and the Irish migrant experience in post-war England