Faroese Society

The Faroese Society (Faroese: Føringafelag) was a Faroese association.

The society was established on January 6, 1889[1] with a twofold objective: 1) For the Faroese language to regain its honor and dignity, and 2) For the Faroese to stick together and develop in all areas so that they can fend for themselves.[2]

Poor weather had prevented many people from the most remote villages from attending the Christmas Meeting of 1888 on the second day of Christmas in Tórshavn. A second meeting was therefore convened on January 6, 1889.[2] As at the Christmas Meeting, Rasmus Effersøe and Jóannes Patursson attended and were the leading forces there.

In 1890 the society established its own newspaper, Føringatíðindi (The Faroes Journal).[2][3]

The society disbanded in 1901.[4]


  1. ^ Kamban, Hanus. 2001. J. H. O. Djurhuus (= Odense University Studies in Scandinavian Languages and Literatures 2(26), part 2). Odense: Odense Universitetsforlag, p. 59.
  2. ^ a b c Wylie, Jonathan. 1987. The Faroe Islands: Interpretations of History. Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky, p. 144.
  3. ^ Jákupsstovu, Beinta í. 2006. Kunnskap og makt. Tórshavn: Fróðskapur, p. 59.
  4. ^ Oslund, Karen. 2011. Iceland Imagined: Nature, Culture, and Storytelling in the North Atlantic. Seattle: University of Washington Press, p. 148.