Tomás L. Ó Murchú

Tomás L. Ó Murchú

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Lecturer at the Department of Modern Irish, University College, Cork.

Tomás L. Ó Murchú is from Cork City, he is a native Irish speaker with close family ties to Gráig, in the Gaeltacht of west Corca Dhuibhne, County Kerry.

Scholarly interests include: the development and cultivation of accentual Gaelic/Irish poetry from c. 1600; the folk-songs of Munster; post classical Gaelic/Irish lexicon; the language, oral traditions and literature of Corca Dhuibhne.

He has lectured Irish language and literature at the National University of Ireland, Galway (two years), The University of Ottawa (one year), Maynooth University (one year).

He is chairperson of Coiste Cheiliúradh an Bhlascaoid (Blasket Island commemoration committee) and also the editor of the Ceiliúradh an Bhlascaoid's annual journal Iris Cheiliúradh an Bhlascaoid.

Department of Modern Irish

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Áras Uí Rathaille, UCC