The headquarters of the Gaelic League - Credit: Kaihsu Tai
The Gaelic League (Conradh na Gaeilge) is a non-governmental organisation which promotes the Irish language. Although the Gaelic League is an apolitical organisation, throughout its existence it has attracted many Irish nationalists of different persuasions. Many future political leaders and rebels first laid foundations for groups such as the Irish Volunteers through the League. Most of the signatories of the 1916 Proclamation of the Irish Republic were members.