- 07 Sep 2017
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
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.
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
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.
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/.
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.’