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Statutory Public Lecture 2015

Statutory Public Lecture 2015‘The Emergence of Modern Irish‘, Professor Ruairí Ó hUiginn (NUI Maynooth).

Davis Theatre, Arts Block, Trinity College, Friday 20 November at 8.00 p.m.

Admission is free and no booking is required.

Tionól 2015 Programme

Tionol 2015 Programme thumb

UPDATE: Due to the unavoidable withdrawal of speakers, the Tionól will now commence at 16:10 Thursday 19th November. Tea and coffee will be served from 15:15. The rest of the schedule remains...

Seminar: Is Tartessian Celtic?

Professor Werner Nahm, Director of the School of Theoretical Physics, will give a seminar on Is Tartessian Celtic? in the Lecture Hall, 10 Burlington Road, on Friday, 16 October 2015 at 3.00 p.m.

Ogham in 3D news

Photo of Ogham Stone sign at gateFieldwork for 2015 has been completed and we now have newly digitised ogham sites, stones and inscriptions (including 3d models of ogham stones) available on our website.

Seminar: Old Irish metrical rule “Anmchairdes Mancháin Léith”

Wednesday evenings at 5pm, beginning 7th October 2015, Seminar Room, School of Celtic Studies, DIAS, 10 Burlington Road, Dublin 4

Professor Liam Breatnach will continue reading the Old Irish...

Seminar: Guto'r Glyn: Welsh poetry of the fifteenth century

Monday evenings at 5pm, beginning 5 October 2015, Seminar Room, School of Celtic Studies, DIAS, 10 Burlington Road, Dublin 4

Barry Lewis will read a selection of fifteenth-century Welsh bardic...

Frankfurt Book Fair sale

For the duration of the Frankfurt Book Fair in October, we will be offering 20% off all books bought through

Book Sale: 20% off

Congress 2015 Book Sale20% off all publications during Tionól 2015!

New manuscripts on ISOS

RIA MS 23 A 4, page 118Royal Irish Academy Manuscripts:

MS 23 A 4
MS 23 N 16
MS 23 N 17

National Library Scotland Manuscripts:

MS 72.2.1
MS 72.2.2
MS 72.2.4
MS 72.2.6
MS 72.2.9
MS 72.2.15

New publication: The Art of Bardic Poetry

Bardic Poetry poster thumbBardic poetry dominated the Irish literary landscape for at least four centuries, from 1200 to 1600. The standardised language and metres developed for versification in this period and the poets'...

Statutory Public Lecture 2014

Statutory Public Lecture 2014Professor Liam Breatnach: The Church in the Laws of Early Mediaeval Ireland

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Part of Tionól 2014

One-day law conference videos available

Law Conference Fergus Kelly thumbThe talks from the one-day law conference in honour of Fergus Kelly on the occasion of his retirement, held on 28th June 2014, are now available.

Latest publication: Authorities and Adaptations: The Reworking and Transmission of Textual Sources in Medieval Ireland

authorities and adaptationsEdited by Elizabeth Boyle and Deborah Hayden.

Authorities and Adaptations investigates how texts were studied, copied and reworked in medieval Ireland. Encompassing a wide range of genres in Latin...


The School of Celtic Studies is, along with those of Theoretical Physics and of Cosmic Physics a constituent school of The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, founded under the Institute for Advanced Studies Act, 1940, to provide facilities for the furtherance of advanced study and the conduct and publication of research.

Details of research projects, the publications of the school as well as of seminars and lectures are provided on this website. Special attention may be drawn to the Irish Script on Screen (ISOS) project and the online publications.

Attendance at the weekly seminars is open to all. There will be no fee and no requirement to register.

The School also hosts an annual two-day conference (Tionól) in November, and a Summer School every three years.

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