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Trinity College Dublin

Professor Damian McManus

Career History:
Damian McManus is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin and a Fellow of the College. He is Professor of Early Irish, Head of the Irish Department and director of the Bardic Poetry Project. His main areas of research are Early Irish linguistics, Ogam and Classical Modern Irish language and poetry. He is also an editor of the Royal Irish Academy’s journal of Irish language and literature, Ériu.

Select Publications:
A guide to Ogam, Maynooth Monographs IV (1991)

‘A chronology of the Latin loan-words in Early Irish’, Ériu XXXIV (1983), 21-71

Linguarum diversitas: Latin and the vernaculars in Early Medieval Britain’, Peritia III (1984), 151-88

‘Ogam: Archaizing, orthography and the authenticity of the manuscript key to the alphabet’, Ériu IIIVII (1986), 1-31

‘An Nua-Ghaeilge Chlasaiceach’, Stair na Gaeilge in ómós do Phádraig Ó Fiannachta, ed. K. McCone et al (Maynooth, 1994), 335-445

‘Teanga an Dána agus teanga an phróis’, Léachtaí Cholm Cille XXIV (1994), 114-35

‘Classical modern Irish’, Progress in Medieval Irish studies, ed. K. McCone and K. Simms (Maynooth, 1996), 165-87

‘The Irish grammatical and syntactical tracts: A concordance of duplicated and identified citations’, Ériu XLVIII (1997), 83-101

‘An elegy on the death of Aodh Ó Conchobhair († 1309)’, Ériu LI (2000), 69-91

‘The language of the Beatha’, Beatha Aodha Ruaidh: The life of Red Hugh O’Donnell, Historical and Literary contexts, ed. P. Ó Riain, Irish Texts Society Subsidiary Series XII (2002), 54-73

The Ogam stones at University College Cork, Cork University Press (2004)

Contact: CISS Last updated: Mar 06 2008.