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  • Irish Texts Society Seminar

    09 Nov 2019
    Irish Texts Society Seminar

    The Twenty-First Annual Irish Texts Society Seminar will take place on Saturday, 9 November, 2019 in University College Cork under the auspices of the combined Departments of Irish. The subject of this year's event will be Táin Bó Cúalnge from the Book of Leinster, edited by Cecile O'Rahilly, Irish Texts Society Main Series vol. 49 (1969).

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  • Transition Year Programme in the Arts and Humanities

    01 Nov 2019
    Transition Year Programme in the Arts and Humanities

    Transition Year Students: Are you interested in studying Celtic Civilisation?

    UCC College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Studies (CACSSS) is delighted to announce the launch of Corvinus, a new Transition Year Programme for second level TY students interested in literary, creative, and historical humanities.

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  • The Rise of Magic in Medieval Irish Narrative

    16 Sep 2019
    The Rise of Magic in Medieval Irish Narrative

    Professor John Carey presented an invited lecture "The Rise of Magic in Medieval Irish Narrative" at the symposium "Magie und Literatur: Interdisziplinäres Colloquium zur erzähl-kulturellen Funktionalisierung magischer Praktiken in Mittelalter und Früher Neuzeit", held at the Carl Friedrich von Siemens Stiftung, Munich, 16-18 September 2019.

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  • School of Irish Learning Seminar Series Autumn 2019

    26 Sep 2019
    School of Irish Learning Seminar Series Autumn 2019

    Seminar Series Autumn 2019

    CACSSS Seminar Room

    4 p.m., 26 September

    Neil Buttimer

    Reflections on The Book of the O’Byrnes

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  • New Publication: Magic, Metallurgy and Imagination in Medieval Ireland: Three Studies, by John Carey

    09 Aug 2019
    New Publication: Magic, Metallurgy and Imagination in Medieval Ireland: Three Studies, by John Carey

    Celtic Studies Publications has published Magic, Metallurgy and Imagination: Three Studies, by John Carey: xi + 107 pp, ISBN 9781891271281.

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  • International Congress of Celtic Studies

    09 Aug 2019
    International Congress of Celtic Studies

    The sixteenth International Congress of Celtic Studies, held at Bangor University, 22-26 July 2019, featured papers by four members of the Department.

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  • Irish Texts Society Seminar

    09 Nov 2019
    Irish Texts Society Seminar

    The Twenty-First Annual Irish Texts Society Seminar will take place on Saturday, 9 November, 2019 in University College Cork under the auspices of the Department of Early and Medieval Irish in association with the Department of Modern Irish. The subject of this year's event will be Táin Bó Cúalnge from the Book of Leinster, edited by Cecile O'Rahilly, Irish Texts Society Main Series vol. 49 (1969).

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  • 33rd Irish Conference of Medievalists - Prize Winners

    29 Jun 2019
    33rd Irish Conference of Medievalists - Prize Winners
    • Mícheál Ó Cléirigh prize winner Andrew Ó Donnghaile
    • Four Courts Donnchadh Ó Corráin prize winner Marie-Luise Theuerkauf
    • Irish Manuscripts Commission prize winner Maria Hallinan
    • School of Celtic Studies, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies prize winner Megan Henvey
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  • 33rd Irish Conference of Medievalists - Irish Manuscripts Commission prize

    29 Jun 2019
    33rd Irish Conference of Medievalists - Irish Manuscripts Commission prize

    Prof John Carey presenting Maria Hallinan, Roinn na Gaeilge, Ollscoil na hÉireann, Gaillimh with the inaugural Irish Manuscripts Commission prize for her presentation entitled: ‘The Senchas Már Status-Tract: Overview and First Insights’

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  • 33rd Irish Conference of Medievalists - Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, School of Celtic Studies prize

    29 Jun 2019
    33rd Irish Conference of Medievalists - Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, School of Celtic Studies prize

    Prof John Carey presenting Megan Henvey of the Department of History of Art, University of York with the inaugural Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, School of Celtic Studies prize for her presentation at the ICM entitled: ‘Communication Through Stone: The Iconography of the High Crosses’

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  • 33rd Irish Conference of Medievalists

    27 Jun 2019
    33rd Irish Conference of Medievalists

    Her Excellency Else Berit Eikeland signs the UCC Visitor’s Book accompanied by Professor Paul McSweeney, Vice-President for Learning and Teaching, Dr Emer Purcell of the NUI, Prof John Carey, Dr Stig Hellebust of the School of Chemistry, and Dr Caitríona Ó Dochartaigh the conference organiser.

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  • 33rd Irish Conference of Medievalists

    27 Jun 2019
    33rd Irish Conference of Medievalists

    Her Excellency Else Berit Eikeland signs the UCC Visitors’ Book with Professor Paul McSweeney, Vice-President for Learning and Teaching

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  • 33rd Irish Conference of Medievalists

    27 Jun 2019
    33rd Irish Conference of Medievalists

    The Department of Early and Medieval Irish, in conjunction with the Schools of English and History, the Departments of Archaeology and Classics, and Scoil Léann na Gaeilge, hosted the 33rd Irish Conference of Medievalists on 27-29 June 2019, with 47 speakers from 10 countries.

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  • “Druid Spells in Medieval Munster: The Rhetorics of Forbais Dromma Damgaire”

    25 May 2019
    “Druid Spells in Medieval Munster: The Rhetorics of Forbais Dromma Damgaire”

    Professor John Carey presented a paper “Druid Spells in Medieval Munster: The Rhetorics of Forbais Dromma Damgaire” at the conference “‘To frighten off the rude and ignorant’? Intentional obscuritas in Irish and Welsh literature (650–1650)”, held at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, School of Celtic Studies, 24-25 May 2019.

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  • Book of Ballycummin Conference

    08 Mar 2019
    Book of Ballycummin Conference

    At the conference on the Book of Ballycummin, or RIA MS 23 N 10, held at the Royal Irish Academy, Dublin, on 7-8 March 2019, papers were presented by Professor John Carey (“’Feen- und Elfengeschichten’ in Cín Dromma Snechtai”)  and by Dr Kevin Murray (“RIA MS 23 N 10 as a Manuscript Miscellany”).

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  • Workshop for Post-Primary Irish and History Teachers

    09 Feb 2019
    Workshop for Post-Primary Irish and History Teachers

    Saturday 9 February 2019, O'Rahilly Building, University College Cork

    The Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language in conjunction with the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, Cambridge University and the Department of Early and Medieval Irish UCC invite second level Irish and History teachers to join us for a workshop.
    The aim of the workshop is to provide a forum for teachers to discuss the types of resources best suited to their classroom needs.

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  • Irish Texts Society Seminar

    17 Nov 2018
    Irish Texts Society Seminar

    The Twentieth Annual Irish Texts Society Seminar will take place on Saturday, 17 November, 2018 in University College Cork under the auspices of the Department of Early and Medieval Irish in association with the Department of Modern Irish. 

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  • Publication of Volume 3

    28 Jun 2018
    Publication of Volume 3
    John Carey, The Mythological Cycle of Medieval Irish Literature

    Now available online at https://uccshop.ie/shop/mythological-cycle-medieval-irish-literature/

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  • 32nd Irish Conference of Medievalists

    02 Jul 2018
    32nd Irish Conference of Medievalists

    The Department of Early and Medieval Irish, in conjunction with the Schools of English and History, the Departments of Archaeology and Classics, and Scoil Léann na Gaeilge, hosted the 32nd Irish Conference of Medievalists on 28-30 June 2018, with 77 speakers from 14 countries. 

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  • The Cambridge History of Ireland

    30 Apr 2018
    The Cambridge History of Ireland

    Professor John Carey has contributed a chapter on "Learning, Imagination and Belief" before the year 1000 to the first volume of the new four-volume The Cambridge History of Ireland. The first launch of this landmark publication, by an tUachtarán Michael D. Higgins, took place in Dublin Castle on 30 April, with further launches scheduled in Belfast, Cambridge and London.

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  • "Defining the Borders of Celtic Hagiography"

    25 May 2018

    Professor Emerita Máire Herbert and Professor Emeritus Pádraig Ó Riain will both be giving keynote lectures at the conference "Defining the Borders of Celtic Hagiography", to be held in the School of Celtic Studies, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, on 25-26 May. Professor Carey will also be presenting a paper.

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  • The Ever-New Tongue: The Text in the Book of Lismore

    28 Jun 2018
    The Ever-New Tongue: The Text in the Book of Lismore

    A paperback version of Professor John Carey's edition of the Old Irish cosmological text In Tenga Bithnúa ("The Ever-New Tongue"), which appeared as part of the Corpus Christianorum Series Apocryphorum in 2009, has just been published by Brepols; this book will be formally launched at the Irish Conference of Medievalists in June. The new publication provides a translation of the first recension of the text, introduced by a detailed discussion of its content and background, and followed by an appendix setting forth the evidence for dating.

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  • CORK STUDIES IN CELTIC LITERATURES

    09 Nov 2017
    CORK STUDIES IN CELTIC LITERATURES

    Tadhg Ó Síocháin, The Case of the Abbot of Drimnagh: A Medieval Irish Story of Sex-Change, Cork Studies in Celtic Literatures 2 (launched 9 November): publication in departmental series.

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  • The Nineteenth Annual Irish Texts Society Seminar

    11 Nov 2017
    The Nineteenth Annual Irish Texts Society Seminar

    The 19th annual Irish Texts Society Seminar was held on 11 November, hosted by the Combined Departments of Irish. Five lectures were presented, dedicated to the tale Tóraigheacht Dhiarmada agus Ghráinne and to its editor for the Society, Nessa Ní Shéaghdha: the speakers were Prof. Pádraig Ó Macháin (Nua-Ghaeilge), Dr Kevin Murray and, from outside UCC, Prof. M. del Henar Velasco López (Salamanca), Prof. Natasha Sumner (Harvard) and Prof. Ruairí Ó hUiginn (Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies). The seminar was also the occasion for the launch of two new Society publications: a collection of the Latin and vernacular Lives of Saint Ailbhe, edited by Professor Emeritus Pádraig Ó Riain; and the proceedings of last year's seminar, The Matter of Britain in Medieval Ireland: Reassessments, edited by Professor John Carey.

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  • Palaeography Workshop

    05 Sep 2017
    Palaeography Workshop

    The interdisciplinary module CC6008 is going from strength to strength. The workshop was held in the first week of the semester and both taught MA and structured Ph.D. students from a range of disciplines, including History, English, Digital Humanites, Archaeology and Medieval Irish, are taking the module for credit. Students from other universities, notably, UCD, TCD and Queens also attended.

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  • Book Launch

    07 Sep 2017
    Book Launch

    The Early Finn Cycle by Kevin Murray to be launched by Dr Liam P. Ó Murchú on Thursday 7th September at 4.30 pm, in the Seomra Caidrimh (ORB G23), UCC. All Welcome!

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  • Cork Studies in Celtic Literatures

    11 Apr 2017
    Cork Studies in Celtic Literatures

     

    The Department of Early and Medieval Irish has established a series of scholarly monographs, Cork Studies in Celtic Literatures; Dr Kevin Murray is series editor. The series as a whole was officially launched on 11 April 2017 with a lecture by Dr Geraldine Parsons (Glasgow) on 'A Fresh Start for a Familiar Tale: The Opening of Acallam na Senórach in Oxford, Bodleian Library, Rawlinson B 487'.

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  • Congratulations to our newest MA graduates!

    22 Feb 2017
    Congratulations to our newest MA graduates!
    Back row, from left:Cian Ó Cionnfhaolaidh, Austin Rushnell, Trenton Whitt, Jim Reid
    Front row, from left: Catherine Kane, Courtney Selvage, Maria Hallinan
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  • Guest Lecturer

    23 Nov 2016
    Guest Lecturer
    Department of Early and Medieval Irish Seminar
     
    Dr Katja Ritari
    Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies
     
    The pagan past, the story of conversion 
    and Christian identities in early medieval Ireland
     
    Wednesday 23rd November at 3pm
    ORB G20 
     
    All Welcome
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  • Charms, Charmers and Charming Conference

    06 May 2016
    Charms, Charmers and Charming Conference

    On Friday 6 May-Saturday 8 May there took place at UCC the 9th Conference of the International Committee for Charms, Charmers and Charming, jointly hosted by the Department of Folklore and Ethnology, the Department of Early and Medieval Irish, and the Department of the Study of Religions. The papers included “Tres Boni Fratres in the Irish Tradition” by Ilona Tuomi, currently a PhD student in the Department of Early and Medieval Irish; and “The Dagda’s Spell in Tochmarc Emire” by Marie-Luise Theuerkauf, who received her doctorate from the Department last year. The concluding keynote lecture, “Charms in Medieval Irish Tales: Tradition, Adaptation, Invention”, was given by Prof. John Carey.

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  • The Eighteenth Annual Irish Texts Society Seminar

    05 Nov 2016
    The Eighteenth Annual Irish Texts Society Seminar

    The Eighteenth Annual Irish Texts Society Seminar will take place on Saturday, 5 November, 2016 in University College Cork under the auspices of the Department of Early and Medieval Irish in association with the Department of Modern Irish. The subject of this year’s event will be Eachtra an Mhadra Mhaoil / Eachtra Mhacaoimh-an-Iolair: Two Irish Arthurian Romances, edited by R.A. Stewart Macalister, Irish Texts Society, Main Series vol. 10 (1908). The programme is available here: http://irishtextssociety.org/seminar.html

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  • Charms, Charmers and Charming Conference

    06 May 2016
    Charms, Charmers and Charming Conference

    9th Conference of the International Committee for Charms, Charmers and Charming  

    Charms, Charmers and Charming: Innovation and Tradition

    Friday 6th – Sunday 8th May, 2016

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  • Guest Lecturer

    21 Oct 2015
    Guest Lecturer

    On Wednesday 21 October, 2015, Professor Barry Lewis of the School of Celtic Studies, DIAS, presented a paper to the Departmental research seminar. This lecture was entitled ‘Magna, sister of St David: a case-study in hagiographical invention in medieval Wales, Brittany and Ireland.’

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  • New Locus Volume

    20 Apr 2016
    New Locus Volume

    New Locus volume published.

    Pádraig Ó Riain, Kevin Murray and Emma Nic Cárthaigh, Historical Dictionary of Gaelic Placenames / Foclóir Stairiúil Áitainmneacha na Gaeilge, Fascicle 6 / Fascúl 6 [Cóbh-Cutloch] (Irish Texts Society, London, 2016) xxxvii + 199pp. ISBN: 978-0-9575661-6-3.

    See Irish Texts Society website for more details.

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  • Book Launch

    06 Nov 2015
    Book Launch

    Book Launch

    Sacred Histories: A Festschrift for Máire Herbert, edited by John Carey, Kevin Murray and Caitríona Ó Dochartaigh.

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Roinn na Sean- agus na Meán-Ghaeilge

Department of Early and Medieval Irish

Bloc A, Urlár na Talún, Áras Uí Rathaille / Block A, Ground Floor, O'Rahilly Building, UCC, Cork

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