21 October - School of Irish Learning Autumn Seminar Series - beginning with a celebration of the Book of Lismore
Travelled Tales. Leabhar Siúlach Scéalach II: A Seminar to Celebrate the Return of the Book of Lismore to Cork followed by a viewing of the manuscript in Special Collections, Boole Library
School of Irish Learning
Professor John Carey, Dr Kevin Murray, Professor Pádraig Ó Macháin
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It is exactly ten years since the Book of Lismore visited UCC from Chatsworth in England (some of you may remember that event, which was organised by Professors Máire Herbert and John Carey and the poster for which is attached here) and now, thanks to the Duke of Devonshire Peregrine Cavendish, Professor Pádraig Ó Macháin (Head of the Dept of Modern Irish) and Special Collections in the Boole Library, the manuscript has returned to Cork, this time for good. The first seminar of our Autumn Seminar Series will be a celebration of the manuscript and will comprise three short talks (15 minutes each) within the usual hour of the seminar slot. Professors John Carey and Pádraig Ó Macháin and
Dr Kevin Murray will deliver these talks in which they will consider various aspects of the manuscript including In Tenga Bithnua (The Evernew Tongue) a 9th-century text which reveals the mysteries of the creation, the cosmos and the end of the world, as related by the soul of the apostle Philip speaking in the language of the angels; Acallam na Senórach, the dialogue between surviving Fianna warriors and St Patrick, and the production and illustration of the manuscript itself. A pdf of the bilingual booklet compiled for the 2011 event by Professors Máire Herbert, John Carey and College Translator Brian Ó Donnchadha may be found here: https://www.ucc.ie/en/smg/newsevents/travelled-tales--leabhar-scealach-siulach.html Directly after the seminar talks, at 6pm, the Book of Lismore will be set up in the Manuscripts Reading Room of Special Collections in the Boole Library for a maximum of 30 people to see. Interested parties will be able to view the manuscript in groups of 5 for 10 minutes each. Elaine Harrington of Special Collections has very kindly arranged for this part of the event to take place.
If you wish to view the manuscript after the seminar, please email email@example.com before 8 October and I will compile a list of 30 people on a first-come-first-served basis.