Mo Sgéal Féin: the autobiography of Peadar Ua Laoghaire

I have now fully transcribed the original text of Mo Sgéal Féin, the autobiography of Peadar Ua Laoghaire, who is attributed with the leading role in the Gaelic Revival of the early 20th century. He lived through the Irish Famine and witnessed the decline of Irish. He was a native speaker of and authority on Cork Irish, which he recommended as a standard language for the Irish nation as a whole.

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  1. Do léas é seo ar scoil, ach cinnte bhíos ró-óg chuige, amhail formhór desna leabhair Gaoluinne a dheineamair ar scoil, ach cúpla bliain ó shin (agus seacht bliana is leathchéad curtha díom agam), d’athléas agus chonacthas dhom gurbh iontach an leabhar é, ní hamháin mar stair fhíorshuimiúil ar an sean-am ach ó thaobh na Gaoluinne de chomh maith. Rud suimiúil ina leith. Sa leabhar curtar síos ar scliúchas i rith cogadh na talún a thit amach i mBaile Mhistéala, scliúchas inar maraíodh beirt. Duine ach siúd a thit, thit siar ar mo sheanathair, Críostóir Ó Laoi, fear de bhunadh Chill Beithne. D’inis m’athair a leithéid dom. Mar chomhleabhar do mholfainn Séadna.

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