The Joint Honours degree in Irish allows students to combine the study of Modern Irish with another Arts subject. For details of possible course combinations, CAO points and more, please see the pages for Prospective Students on the TSM / TJH website. Modern Irish has a course-specific requirement of a minimum of H4 in Higher Level Leaving Certificate Irish.
JH Irish provides students with a training in the critical study of the language, literature and culture of Ireland and Gaelic Scotland from the medieval period to modern times. A wide range of texts and authors is studied. Students are introduced to the basic skills of linguistic and literary analysis as well as to elements of social history, palaeography and folklore. Scottish Gaelic language is an integral part of the course.
Students have many opportunities to choose their own areas of study within the Modern Irish course. Senior Freshman students may take a module in Linguistics or from the Trinity Elective programme. In both the Junior and Senior Sophister years, modules are chosen from a list of options. These options change from year to year and a wide variety of topics is on offer.
In their Senior Sophister year students continue their studies in either Modern Irish or their other JH subject alone or a combination. The specific aim of the Senior Sophister year is to allow students to focus on their preferred subject. In particular the dissertation (c. 10,000 words), written under the supervision of a member of the departmental staff, provides an opportunity for the student to investigate any aspect of the subject that they choose, and to develop their scholarly skills.
Two Subject Moderatorship
The Two-Subject Moderatorship is for continuing students only.
Please click here for a module outline for TSM / JH Modern Irish.
You'll find the essay submission form here (Word doc).