Conradh na Gaeilge, historically also known as the Gaelic League, was founded in Dublin on July 31, 1893 by Eoin Mac Néill with the support of Douglas Hyde, Eugene O'Growney, Luke K. Walsh and others. The league developed from Ulick Bourke's earlier Gaelic Union and became the leading institution promoting the Gaelic Revival, placing a particular emphasis on encouraging the speaking of Irish, and on providing modern literature in the language.
An Coiste Gnó is the executive committee and supreme governing body of Conradh na Gaeilge from one Ard-Fheis to the next.
Dr Niall Comer of Craobh Ghleann an Iolair was elected President of Conradh na Gaeilge for the first time at the organisation’s Ard-Fheis in Galway Bay Hotel in Galway City on Saturday, 25 February 2017.
Conradh na Gaeilge is the democratic forum for the Irish-speaking community and works on behalf of the Irish-speaking and Gaeltacht community to promote the language throughout Ireland and worldwide.