Research Areas

Members of the Department of Early and Medieval Irish conduct research in a broad range of areas, including medieval Irish language and literature, law, religion, hagiography and mythology; thesis topics of previous postgraduates who have obtained degrees through the Department can be found here.

For a more comprehensive view of the areas in which the Department is active, descriptions of the research interests and publications of individual members of staff may be consulted here. Various of the Department’s strengths are reflected in its research projects, past and present, such as the Locus project (placenames), De Finibus (eschatology) and Irish Biblical Apocrypha.

Research Projects

Along with their own research, staff are involved in five research projects.

The Irish Biblical Apocrypha which is concerned with the publication of Irish versions of Biblical apocrypha.

The Locus Project whose remit is to create a new Historical Dictionary of Gaelic Placenames.

The Celtic Digital Initiative the aim of which is to make scarce resources available in electronic format.

De Finibus is a research project for the coordinated study of the medieval Irish literature of the afterlife.

Irish Sagas Online which aims to make reliable texts and translations of medieval Irish sagas available online.

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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