2013 News

Dr H. H. Stewart Literary award for UCC student

Congratulations to Caitríona Nic Bloscaidh who won an award recently in the NUI Dr H. H. Stewart Literary competition based on her first year results.

Awards and Scholarships, Jul 2013

Congratulations to the following graduates who have received postgraduate scholarships recently:

  • Síle Ní Mhurchú, scholar, School of Celtic Studies, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies;

  • Maeve Clancy, Fulbright Scholarship, University of St. Thomas, Minnesota, USA.

Two important donations by Aingeal Uí Bhuachalla

The Department of Modern Irish is delighted to report that two important donations have recently been received from Aingeal Uí Bhuachalla in memory of her late husband, Professor Breandán Ó Buachalla.

  1. The archive of Cape Clear material, which Professor Ó Buachalla assembled over many years, has been donated - through the agency of the Department of Modern Irish - to the Boole Library. This archive comprises comprehensive written and sound records of the Irish of Cléire, together with phonetic transcripts, publications, and other documents. It will prove a vital and invaluable resource for students and researchers.

  2. Aingeal Uí Buachalla has also made a donation to the Department of Modern Irish of complete runs of a number of important scholarly periodicals such as Eighteenth-century IrelandIrish Economic and Social HistoryStudia Hibernica, etc. These periodicals are now on the shelves in the postgraduates' room in the Department.

The Department is indebted to Aingeal for her great generosity.

PhD Studentship 2013-14 available

The Department of Modern Irish is offering a PhD Studentship for the year 2013-14.

Information available here.

New Certificate in Arts (Modern-Irish)

A Certificate in Arts (Modern Irish) (NFQ Level 6) will be offered by UCC at Coláiste na Rinne, Co. Waterford  in 2013-14.

The course will consist of one module of Irish language and grammar, and three modules on the Irish literature of Co. Waterford.

This course will be taught through Irish, and will be suitable for people who already have a spoken and written ability in the language.

The cost will be €700 (€350 per term)

The teachers are: Gráinne Ní Lúbaigh MA, Áine Uí Fhoghlú MA, Dr Mícheál Ó Drisleáin, Prof. Pádraig Ó Macháin.

An information evening will be held at Coláiste na Rinne on Thursday, 27 June, from 7.30 p.m. All are welcome.

Congratulations to Fulbright Scholar

Congratulations to one of our graduates, Naoise de Bhaldraithe, who has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to teach Irish at the University of Montana.

New Higher Diploma in Arts (Modern Irish)

A new Higher Diploma in Arts (Modern Irish) has just been introduced.

See here for further details.

Department of Modern Irish Seminar, April 10 2013

Department of Modern Irish Seminar on Wednesday, 10 April, 2.30 p.m., O’Rahilly Building, Room 201:

"Late medieval legal deeds and documents: an introduction to the Mac Niocaill Project" by Professor Pádraig Ó Macháin.

All are welcome.

Book launch: 'Leanbh Deireanach an Bhlascaoid'

On Thursday, 14 March, 5 p.m., Seomra Caidrimh, O’Rahilly Building

Liam P. Ó Murchú will launch a book by one of his own former students, Fiona Crowe. The book is entitled Leanbh Deireanach an Bhlascaoid [‘The last child of the Blasket’], and the subject of the book, Gearóid Cheaist Ó Catháin, will be in attendance. The book is published by Coiscéim.

All are welcome.

New book to be published by graduate of Modern Irish

A book by Fiona Crowe, based on her MA (2012) dissertation at the Department of Modern Irish, is to be published by Coiscéim later this year.

Entitled Leanbh Deireanach an Bhlascaoid, it is based on interviews Fiona conducted with the last child born on the Great Blasket, before the island was evacuated in 1953. Gearóid Cheaist Ó Catháin's memories of his childhood on the island will add significantly to the store of Blasket literature and ethnology preserved in other collections and publications, in which the Department has had a strong and unique research-interest over the years.

Department of Modern Irish

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Áras Uí Rathaille, UCC