Category Archives: History

Helena González in Cork

Interview with Helena GonzálezHelena González is a Galician literature lecturer and researcher at the Centre Dona i Literatura in the University of Barcelona, with a focus on feminist literary critic, popular culture and Galician contemporary literature, as well as cultural relations between Galicia and Cataluña.… Read the rest

Event: Texts & Identities: A Symposium on Galician Studies

PosterTextsandIdentitiesTexts & Identities: A Symposium on Contemporary Galician Studies analyses the relevance of texts and narratives for the construction of identities and standpoints in 20th and 21st century Galicia. Focusing on issues related to the representation of Ireland in Galicia through dramatic texts, translation and ideology, changes in the linguistic landscape and the negotiation of narratives in present-day advertising, this symposium proposes a multidisciplinary overview of contemporary Galicia and a glance at new trends in Galician Studies.… Read the rest

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

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