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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.
Na Ranna Gaeilge, COC ~ Cumann na Scríbheann nGaedhilge
Saturday, November 11, 2017 West Wing 6, Quadrangle, University College Cork
The subject of this year’s event will be: Tóruigheacht Dhiarmada agus Ghráinne
Clár / Programme
9.30 - 9.45: Oscailt / Opening.
9.45 -10.25: Pádraig Ó Macháin, ‘Nessa Ní Shéaghdha, Editor’.
10.25 - 11.05: M. del Henar Velasco López, ‘Diarmaid and Gráinne in the Light of Classical Mythology’.
11.05 - 11.35: Caifé / Coffee.
11.35 -12.15: Kevin Murray, ‘Tóruigheacht Dhiarmada agus Ghráinne: The Manuscript Tradition’.
12.15 – 13.45: Lón / Lunch.
13.45 – 14.30: Seoladh Leabhar / Book Launch.
14.30 – 15.10: Natasha Sumner, ‘Tóruigheacht Dhiarmada agus Ghráinne in Oral Tradition’.
15.10 -15.50: Ruairí Ó hUiginn, ‘Tóruigheacht Dhiarmada agus Ghráinne: Characters, Themes and History’.
15.50-16.30: Plé agus Clabhsúr / Discussion and Close.