The talks focused on the origin of place names, Irish poetry, folklore, and Irish speakers in nineteenth century Belfast.
Speaking about the events, Culture Minister Carál Ní Chuilín said:
“The talks will provide a great opportunity for people from all backgrounds to explore the influence of the Irish language on our culture. The classes will equip participants with basic language skills and concepts.
“The Irish language is an important part of our cultural heritage and it belongs to everyone. I am delighted that PRONI and Foras na Gaeilge have teamed up again this year to offer a series of free talks and classes for anybody to develop their passion for the Irish language.”
Foras na Gaeilge Chief Executive Ferdie Mac an Fhailigh said: “Following a successful partnership in 2014, Foras na Gaeilge is delighted to work with PRONI again this year to deliver a series of talks and classes. This collaboration will provide a cultural context for further exploration and enjoyment of the Irish language.”
The Fadgies, by Dr Fionntán de Brún on 4 November 2015
The colonial project and the 'problem' of Irish place names, by Prof Micheál O Mainnín on 18 November 2015