2012 News

Modern Irish postgrad launches new CD

A new double CD has been launched by Modern Irish postgrad, Míchéal Ó Drisleáin. The CDs comprise material, spoken and sung, collected by Dr Piaras de Hindeberg many years ago in the Waterford Gaeltacht. This is part of the material in the archives of Coláiste na Rinne, which forms the subject-matter of Míchéal’s PhD thesis.

Míchéal is a native of Ballyduff in west-Waterford, and last year was awarded the title of ‘Newcomer of the Year’ at the PPI Radio Awards.

The CD is entitled ‘An grá dod dhúchas’, and it is available from 087-7938709.

Research Seminar on Irish Bardic Poetry

Professor Pádraig Ó Macháin will conduct a research seminar on editing Irish Bardic Poetry: Wednesdays, 4–5 p.m., Room G.01, beginning 14 November.

The text to be read will be National Library of Scotland, Advocates MS 72.1.44, ff. 37–38 (images available on www.isos.dias.ie)

All are welcome.

Dr H. H. Stewart Literary Scholarships 2012

Congratulations to Máire Nic Thaidhg who secured a prize in this year’s Dr H. H. Stewart Literary Scholarships 2012.

Lectureship at Poznan for UCC graduate

Congratulations to Thaddeus Ó Buachalla, one of our postgraduate students, on his appointment as lecturer in Irish in the Department of Celtic Languages and Literature at the Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan.

Department of Modern Irish

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