Conradh na Gaelige 125 Years

!25 years ago today Conradh na Gaelige or the Gaelic League was founded by Douglas Hyde, Fr. Eugene O’Growney¬† and others. It was set up to prevent the dying out of the Irish language completely as it was in danger of happening at the time.

The organization grew at rapid rate and had branches springing up all over the country. Emily Weddall was an early member and was once part of the Cead mile failte committee at a fair in Kingstown, modern day Dun Laoghaire.

Over the years Emily was a regular correspondent, with¬†An Claidheamh Soluis (The Sword of Light), Conradh na Gaeilge’s weekly newspaper, was published between 1899 and 1932.

Dublin Daily Express 21 August 1893