Old & Middle Irish

The MA in Old and Middle Irish is designed to provide students with a thorough grounding in the Irish language and literature of the period c. 600–c. 1200. It is aimed at those who already have a good basic knowledge of Irish (medieval or modern) or another Celtic language and, in exceptional circumstances, at those who have an appropriate other background to undertake the study of Old and Middle Irish from the beginning. The programme offers taught modules in the following: • Grammar of Old and Middle Irish; • Literary History 600–1200; • Close Reading of Medieval Irish Texts; • History, Scholarship and Culture in Medieval Ireland; • Comparative Celtic Linguistics.