Migration, wandering and, occasionally, return have always played a central role in Irish language literature. Many authors, from Máirtín Ó Díreáin to Pádraic Ó Conaire to Myles na gCopaleen have written about the importance of home and the link between self identity and place of origin.
This collection of short essays looks ar the life of the Irish speaker abroad and contains reflections on the identity of the language in an international context. The contributors include students, teachers journalists and language activists who present their thoughts on the importance of the language and the advantages it gives in places like New York, Canada, Brazil and Russia. This fascinating book looks into the connection between language and country and the possibilities for the future.