Cork Studies in Celtic Literatures

CSCL logo


The primary aim of this new series is to make available short studies focused on particular aspects of the vernacular pre-print literatures of the Celtic peoples. These might take the form of general surveys or broader thematic investigations, or may focus on individual narratives and their transmission. Inspired by such works such as Gerard Murphy’s Saga and Myth in Ancient Ireland (Dublin, 1955) and The Ossianic Lore and Romantic Tales of Medieval Ireland (Cork, 1955; revised ed. 1971), it is hoped that the volumes produced in the series will provide convenient access points (at affordable prices) to particular topics for third-level students and for those without the specific areas under investigation. Scholars wishing to have works considered for inclusion in the series should contact the Series Editor by mail (c/o Department of Early and Medieval Irish, University College Cork, Ireland) or by email (

The Department of Early and Medieval Irish, UCC

Launch of Cork Studies in Celtic Literatures

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Fáilte roimh chách / All welcome


Time: 4.00p.m.  |  Venue: CACSSS Seminar Room, ORB G27

Speaker: Dr Geraldine Parsons, University of Glasgow

Title: ‘A fresh start for a familiar tale: the opening of Acallam na Senórach in Oxford, Bodleian Library, Rawlinson B 487’


The lecture will be followed by the launch of volume 1 of Cork Studies in Celtic Literatures in the Mary Ryan Seminar Room, ORB G27B:

Joseph Flahive, The Fenian Cycle in Irish and Scots-Gaelic Tradition

CSCL front cover No 1 Joseph Flahive

Joseph J. Flahive, The Fenian Cycle in Irish and Scots-Gaelic Literature
This work is intended as a handbook to the traditional Fenian literature of Ireland and Scotland from the earliest times to the  modern period. As a synthesis for the use of student and layman alike, it follows in the footsteps of previous works, particularly  those by Gerard Murphy, Alfred Nutt, and Kuno Meyer.
The present volume differs chiefly from earlier introductions with regard to footnotes: an attempt has been made to name all  the major Fenian narratives and collections, to cite all the cycle's constituent texts and collections, and to quote and reference the modern scholarship on these sources as a bibliographical guide.
Cork Studies in Celtic Literatures 1
ISBN 9780995546905




Details to follow.

Download CSCL submission guidelines [uploaded 21 March 2017]: CSCL submission guidelines (392kB) [PDF]

Close X