Author Archives: galegoencork

Event – Book launch: Dr Martín Veiga’s “Escribir na multitude: A obra literaria de Antón Avilés de Taramancos”

martinFriday 30th January – 5:30pm ORB, Social Area, First Floor, Block B.

Book launch

Escribir na multitude: A obra literaria de Antón Avilés de Taramancos (Toxosoutos, 2014).

by Dr Martin Veiga

The book will be launched by Professor David Mackenzie and Stephen Boyd (Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies, UCC) on Friday 30th January at 5:30 pm in the O’Rahilly Building, Social Area, First Floor, Block B.Read the rest

Event – Poetry Reading by Isaac Xubín

Aboutthedifferentways_IsaacXubínPoetry Reading
About the different ways to defend a house and bury the dead
Isaac Xubín
Coughlans, Tuesday 18th November – 18:00

About the different ways to defend a house and bury the dead is an impassioned dialogue about personal and national identity in the Iberian Peninsula through the reading of 6 poems by 6 authors in 6 different languages accompanied by an insightful analysis of the content by Galician poet Isaac Xubín.… Read the rest

An evening with writers Marta Dacosta, Harkaitz Cano and Isaac Xubín

Marta Dacosta

A few days ago, Marta Dacosta and Harkaitz Cano were with us in Cork to talk about their experiences as writers in so-called minority languages, as well as their influences and their reasons to write in Galician and Basque respectively.

Marta Dacosta: Las huellas de Rosalía

marta dacostaMarta Dacosta focused her talk on the influence of Rosalía de Castro, considered the greatest writer in Galician language, on today’s Galician writers, and more specifically on the female literary scene.… Read the rest

Interview with Xavier Queipo

Xavier Queipo

Foto: Cé Tomé

A couple of weeks ago, Xavier Queipo visited us in Cork for a day full of fantastic activities. We didn’t want to miss out on the opportunity of asking him about his experience in Cork and getting to know a bit more about his work on the translation of Ulysses… as well as his favourite words in Galician.… Read the rest

Event – Readings from the Periphery

Readings from the Periphery: with writers Marta Dacosta, Harkaitz Cano and Isaac Xubín
University College Cork & Cork Central Library
Friday 17th October 2014
This event brings together three writers from the Basque Country and Galicia to discuss the significance of writing in so-called minority languages in today’s world.Read the rest
The legend of Breogan

The legend of Breogán

Legend has it that Breogán, considered the King of Galicia in Celtic times (or, to be more specific, the king of the Celtic tribes, as the concept of nation-state did not appear until the 19th century), built a tower from which his descendants caught sight of the Emerald Isle and decided to set sail to conquer it.… Read the rest

welcome to galego en cork


Welcome to Galego en Cork, a blog where you’ll be able to open a window to the fascinating history and culture of Galicia and its shared roots with Ireland. Do not hesitate to browse the different categories and posts to become familiar with the Northwest of the Iberian Peninsula.… Read the rest