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School of Irish Learning Autumn Seminar Series

21 Oct 2021
Travelled Tales. Leabhar Scéalach Siúlach II

The series will begin on Thursday, 21 October at 5pm with a special event to celebrate the recent return to Cork of the 15th-century Irish manuscript known now as the Book of Lismore.


Prof. John Carey, Dr Kevin Murray, Prof. Pádraig Ó Macháin

Travelled Tales. Leabhar Scéalach Siúlach II : A Tripartite Seminar to Celebrate the Return of the Book of Lismore to Cork

 Thursday, 21 October, 5.00 - 6.00 pm

On-line via MS Teams : SIL Seminar Series


It is exactly ten years since the Book of Lismore visited UCC from Chatsworth in England (some of you may remember that event, entitled 'Leabhar Scéalach Siúlach. The Book of Lismore at University College Cork', which was organised by Professors Máire Herbert and John Carey and the poster for which I have included here: Travelled Tales. Leabhar Scéalach Siúlach 2011). Now, thanks to the Duke of Devonshire Peregrine Cavendish, Professor Pádraig Ó Macháin (Head of the Dept of Modern Irish) and Special Collections in the Boole Library, the manuscript has returned to Cork, this time for good.

It will comprise three 15-minutes talks which will be delivered by Prof. John Carey (HOD Early and Medieval Irish), Dr Kevin Murray (HOS Irish Learning) and Prof. Pádraig Ó Macháin (HOD Modern Irish):

1. John Carey, ‘The Tongues of Men and Angels in the Book of Lismore

2. Kevin Murray, ‘The Book of Lismore and Acallam na Senórach

3. Pádraig Ó Macháin, ‘The Book of Lismore: Beyond Digitisation’

The seminar will take place on campus for a limited number of UCC staff and postgrads and simultaneously via MS Teams. The relevant MS Teams link is here: SIL Seminar Series

A pdf of the bilingual booklet compiled for the 2011 event by Professors Máire Herbert, John Carey and College Translator Brian Ó Donnchadha may be found here: 


School Seminar Committee

Dr Emma Nic Cárthaigh, Dr Ciarán Ó Gealbháin, Dr Tomás Ó Murchú

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