The Neo-Latin Seminar meets on Wednesday evenings during term time to translate and build up commentary upon Irish Latin texts of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
The seminar group working on the Brigida Thaumaturga (2010).
The current focus of the seminar is Robert O'Connell's Historia Missionis Hibernicae Capucinorum, a history of the Capuchin mission to Ireland which was written c.1656. A translation of this enormous text (over 200,000 words) is in preparation by Dr Nóirín Ní Bheaglaoi, who is presenting her work to the weekly seminar.
In previous years the seminar has focused on:
Richard Stanihurst's De rebus in Hibernia gestis (Antwerp, 1584), 1999-2002
Philip O'Sullivan Beare's Tenebriomastix (MS, c. 1625), 2002-3
Stephen White's Apologia pro Innocentibus Ibernis (MS, late 1630s), 2003-4.
Dermot O'Meara's Ormonius (London, 1615), 2004-6
John Lynch's Alithinologia
(St Malo, 1664), 2006-8
Miscellaneous Irish Latin verse, 2008-9
David Rothe's Brigida Thaumaturga (Paris, 1620), 2009-11
Robert O'Connell's Historia Missionis Hibernicae Capucinorum
(MS, c.1656), 2011-12