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Council of Irish Chiefs and Clans of Ireland Prize in History 2023

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The Standing Council of Irish Chiefs and Chieftains and Clans of Ireland (Finte na hÉireann) in association with the History Department of Trinity College, Dublin and History/Ireland magazine is offering a prize of €500 for the winning entrant in an essay competition on Gaelic Ireland.

Entry is open to all persons over 18 years who are NOT on the academic staff of a history department in any third-level institution.

Essay must be on a topic dealing with any aspect of the political, social or cultural history of Gaelic Ireland (within the date-range 400 to 1690 A.D), such as Irish kingship, lordship, land-holding, genealogy, family history etc. It should be approximately 2,000 words in length and accompanied by full footnote references to sources used, with a bibliography at the end (footnotes and bibliography will not be counted as part of the word-length). It may be written in English or Irish.

Entries, with candidate's name, address and contact details should be e-mailed (preferably) as an attached MS-Word file or posted to:

'Chiefs and Clans Prize'
c/o Katharine Simms,
History Department,
School of Histories and Humanities,
Trinity College Dublin,
Dublin 2, Republic of Ireland

To arrive by 1st June 2023

Chiefs Prize

or e-mailed as an attached MS-Word file to: by 1st June 2023

The prize will only be awarded for an entry deemed to be of publishable standard. Subject to editorial approval, a version of the paper should appear in a subsequent issue of History/Ireland. Both the winner and other entrants whose papers are deemed of publishable standard may be invited to contribute their work to a projected volume of essays on Gaelic Ireland, which is a central goal of this competition.

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