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An Claidheamh Soluis

An Claidheamh Soluis
Type Weekly newspaper
Format broadsheet
Owner(s) Conradh na Gaeilge
Editor Pádraig Pearse, Eoin Mac Néill
Founded 1899 (1899)
Political alignment Nationalist / Republican
Ceased publication 1931 (1931)

An Claidheamh Soluis ("The Sword of Light"; Irish: ) was an Irish nationalist newspaper published in the early 20th century by Conradh na Gaeilge (the Gaelic League).

Eoin MacNeill was its first editor, overseeing its publication from 1899 to 1901.[1] In 1900 the League took control of the weekly bilingual paper Fáinne an Lae, when its editor went bankrupt. Fáinne an Lae was merged with An Claidheamh Soluis under the title An Claidheamh Soluis agus Fáinne an Lae.[2]

From, 1903 to 1909 the paper was edited by Pádraig Pearse, the teacher and barrister who later became a key figure in the Easter Rising in 1916. Under his editorship the paper played a prominent role in the Irish Literary Revival, publishing original literary works in both Irish and English and devoting considerable space to commentary on cultural matters.[2]

The paper continued under the names Fáinne an Lae (1918–19, 1922–30) and Misneach (1919–22), reverting briefly to An Claidheamh Soluis in 1930–1. It was discontinued after 1932.[2]


  1. ^ Celtic culture: a historical encyclopediaJohn T. Koch,
  2. ^ a b c Source 1. above

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