Information for Current Students of Modern Irish

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You can find information in this section about courses, books and other materials, examinations etc here:

Email member of staff with your query or email the Administrative Office.


Undergraduate Courses

There are a number of Modern Irish courses available at UCC that can be taken as part of your degree studies.



All modules in Modern Irish are available to take under the Flexi-Options scheme. People taking modules in this way do so for a variety of reasons. For instance, the first-year modules GA1003 (15 credits) or GA1002 (10 credits) might be taken as part of a Continuing Personal Development programme, or by those wishing to prepare themselves for taking the Higher Diploma in Arts (Modern Irish).


General guidelines regarding the submission of module essays

Every lecturer will have his/her own requirements regarding deadlines etc. for submission of essays particular to modules taught by them. These will be communicated during lectures, and should be heeded.

General guidelines

Essays should either be typed or handwritten neatly, double-spaced to facilitate correction, and with the primary and secondary sources listed in a bibliography.

The essay shall be student’s work and his/hers alone: collaboration with other students is not permitted.

The finished essay is to be submitted by hand to the Secretary’s Office, Department of Modern Irish, O’Rahilly Building.

Lecturers will not accept essays submitted to them either by hand or by email.

Students are referred to the Book of Modules for details of penalties pertaining to the late submission of essays.


Guide to personal references

The following conditions apply to those seeking a personal reference:

  1. Requests for a reference must be indicated to the lecturer three weeks at least before the closing date by which the reference is to be submitted.
  2. The following information is to be supplied to the reference writer: student registration number at UCC, course taken, years of study, and contact details (postal address, e-mail, telephone).
  3. Students are to supply a comprehensive, up-to-date CV to aid completion of the reference.
  4. Applicants must indicate whether the reference is to be made available electronically or in hardcopy.
  5. If in hardcopy, students are to state whether the referee must sign the back of the reference envelope.
  6. Applicants are required to supply contact details (postal address, e-mail address and telephone) of the person / institution due to receive the reference, and the closing date for submission of the reference statement.


Department of Modern Irish

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Áras Uí Rathaille, UCC