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The Department of Irish and Celtic Studies

The Department of Irish and Celtic Languages runs a range of courses and programmes. There are various undergraduate degrees available - a Single Honor degree in Early and Modern Irish, based entirely within the Department. Both Early or Modern Irish can be taken as part of a TSM degree, or Modern Irish can also be taken as part of a degree in Computers, Linguistics and a Language. We also have students studying for a Moderatorship degree in Irish Studies, though this degree took its final intake of students in 2015-16.

 

Postgraduate students can read for a degree through a taught programme in Old and Early Irish. Early Irish or Modern Irish students can also study for a postgraduate degree by research (M.Litt. or Ph.D.) - see our staff's research interests to see who would be the most appropriate supervisor, or simply contact the Departmental office.

 

Visiting Students are most welcome in the Irish Department. One-year or one-semester students can study a variety of modules, including one specifically designed with the visitor in mind - 'Irish Language and Literature.' Learn a bit about the history of the Irish language while studying at Trinity College, and read some of our literature in translation. In addition to credit-bearing modules, we offer a more relaxed Elementary Irish class in the evenings, so visitors (including visiting staff members, if they wish) can learn a few words of irish while in Ireland.

 

We also hold an Extra-mural evening class for people from inside or outside College who have an interest in the Irish language and its history. More information and application forms here.