Tuesday, April 18, 2019, 7:00 pm
UWM Golda Meir Library, 2311 E Hartford Ave
Professor Margaret Kelleher (English, UCD) will present a lecture about the topic of her new book, entitled “The Maamtrasna Murders: Why Language Mattered in Nineteenth-Century Ireland”. She considers the crucial role played by language and translation in the trial and conviction of the men charged with the brutal murder of a family in the townland of Maamtrasna, on the Galway-Mayo border. Myles Joyce (Maolra Seoighe), a native speaker of Irish, was sentenced to death by an English-speaking court.