Old Irish (P.Grad.Dip.)

1 year full-time
8 Places


This course is intended to provide graduates in related disciplines with a solid grounding in Old Irish language and literature. The course lasts for the two semesters of one academic year beginning in October, and requires full-time study.
The course will consist of six contact hours per week, as follows:

  • Introduction to Old Irish (2 hours)
  • Tutorials in Old Irish (2 hours)
  • Old Irish literature, including readings in lyrical verse (1 hour)
  • Old Irish glosses and saga literature (1 hour)

Career Opportunities  

Our graduates have pursued careers in text-based Arts & Humanities, including language, literature, history, teaching, and publishing.

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Study Old Irish (Diploma) at Trinity

An outline of the Diploma in Old Irish given by Dr Eoin Mac Cárthaigh at Trinity College Dublin by Dr Eoin Mac Cárthaigh

Course Details

Number of Places

8 Places

Next Intake

September 2023

Course Coordinator

Jürgen Uhlich

Course Director

Jürgen Uhlich

Closing Date

30th June 2023

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Admission Requirements

Applications are normally accepted only from persons with a good honors degree in a cognate subject such as Modern Irish or another Celtic language, medieval languages, literature or history, archaeology

Course Fees

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Telephone Number

(01) 896 1450





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