The Gaelic League (Conradh na Gaeilge) is a cultural organisation established in 1893 by Douglas Hyde, dedicated to the preservation of the Irish language as a spoken tongue in Ireland, as well as the preservation of ancient Gaelic literature combined with the establishment of a modern Irish literature. The Gaelic League established several journals and newspapers, including The Gaelic Journal, Fáinne an Lae and An Claidheamh Soluis. Although initially a non-sectarian and non-political organisation, the Gaelic League played a formative and instrumental role in the development of Irish nationalism, with most prominent early 20th-century Irish nationalists involved in some degree with the organisation and its activism.


Objects and Means of the Gaelic League (1893)