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  • The Cambridge History of Ireland

    30 Apr
    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

    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
    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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  • The Nineteenth Annual Irish Texts Society Seminar

    11 Nov
    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
    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
    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
    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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  • Guest Lecturer

    23 Nov
    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
    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
    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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  • New Locus Volume

    20 Apr
    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
    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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  • The Seventeenth Annual Irish Texts Society Seminar

    07 Nov
    The Seventeenth Annual Irish Texts Society Seminar

    The Department of Early and Medieval Irish in association with the Department of Modern Irish organised the annual Irish Texts Society Seminar which took place on Saturday, 7 November, 2015. The subject of this year’s gathering was the medical text Rosa Anglica. The proceedings of the seminar of 2014, The Poems of Blathmac Son of Cu Brettan: Reassessments, edited by Professor Pádraig Ó Riain, were launched on the day. This volume was published by the Irish Texts Society: http://irishtextssociety.org/.

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  • Guest Lecturer

    21 Oct
    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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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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