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An Comunn Gàidhealach

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Abbreviation  An Comunn
Headquarters  Inverness, Highlands
Formation  1891
Website  ancomunn.co.uk
An Comunn Gàidhealach
Type  Scottish Gaelic language Gaelic revival

An Comunn Gàidhealach ([əŋ ˈkʰomən̪ˠ ˈkɛː.əlˠ̪əx]  listen ), literally The Gaelic Association), commonly known as An Comunn is a Scottish organisation that supports and promotes Scottish Gaelic language, its culture and history at local, national and international levels. The society is closely associated with the Mod.

History

It was founded in Oban in 1891 to help preserve and develop the Gaelic language and to establish the Royal National Mòd (Scottish Gaelic: Am Mòd Nàiseanta Rìoghail), a festival of Gaelic music, arts and culture modelled originally on the National Eisteddfod of Wales. Today An Comunn encourages the teaching, learning and use of the Gaelic language, and the study and cultivation of Gaelic literature, history, music and art.

From 1905 to 1922 An Comunn Gàidhealach published a monthly magazine titled Deò-ghrèine. This was replaced in 1923 by An Gaidheal (literally "The Gael") which ran until 1967, when it was continued by the bilingual newspaper Sruth until 1970.

Its offices are in Inverness and its Patron is Queen Elizabeth II. The organisation should not be confused with An Comunn Gàidhealach America, the Comunn na Gàidhlig, or the Bòrd na Gàidhlig.

References

An Comunn Gàidhealach Wikipedia


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