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Irish, A History of the Irish Language

This lecture-only course will present a linguistic history of the Irish language from its roots in Continental Celtic down to the present day. The changing form of the written language will be viewed on ancient inscriptions, such as Ogam, as well as in medieval manuscripts and early printed books. Both personal names from all periods and surnames from the 10th century on will be used, along with relevant texts, to illustrate the development of the spoken language.

Lecturer

Damian McManus

How to apply

The closing date for online and postal applications is Friday 11th September 2015. You can download an application form from http://www.tcd.ie/Irish/shortcourses and send it with a cheque/money order made payable to Trinity College Dublin number 1 account to: Damian McManus, Department of Irish and Celtic Languages, Room 4056, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, Dublin 2. Applications may be made in person by arrangement with Damian McManus T: 01 896 1105, E: pmcmanus@tcd.ie.

Fee

The fee for the series is EUR 85. The concession fee is EUR 45. A concession rate is available to OAPs, second and third level students and people whose primary source of income is social welfare, health board or a government-sponsored employment scheme.

Date, time and place

This is an evening course. Please check our website http://www.tcd.ie/Irish/shortcourses after 10th August for update or contact Caoimhe ní Bhraonáin at nibhraoc@tcd.ie.

Duration

There will be one lecture per week over a twelve-week term, starting the week commencing 28th September, with a one-week break in the term (9th-13th November). Please check our website http://www.tcd.ie/Irish/shortcourses after 10th August for update or contact Caoimhe ní Bhraonáin at nibhraoc@tcd.ie.