Tionól 2020: Due to the uncertainty caused by the outbreak of Covid19, the restrictions attached to international travel and the ongoing requirement for social distancing, arrangements for the forthcoming Tionól are of necessity provisional and will be kept under review. If there is a likelihood that it will proceed in November, a paper call will issue later in the summer.
To protect the welfare of students, scholars and staff at DIAS and in the public interest, DIAS is closed to non-DIAS personnel from March 13th 6pm to May 5th inclusive. This includes closure of the libraries at the School of Celtic Studies and at the School of Theoretical Physics. All public events scheduled until the end of April have been postponed. This includes open Nights at DIAS Dunsink Observatory.
DIAS staff, students and scholars are still contactable by email and by phone. If you are making a delivery or conducting a service please adhere to the on site policies in terms of signing in and out.
The School of Celtic Studies is dedicated to the study of Irish and the other Celtic languages, both written and spoken, throughout their history, as well as related areas of cultural, social and legal history. Employing both academic staff and post-doctoral scholars, we publish books and other online resources, issue our journal Celtica, and host events such as our annual conference, Tionól.
Major projects of the School include:
- Irish Script on Screen (ISOS), making hundreds of manuscripts freely available online
- Ogham in 3D, producing three-dimensional models of Ogham stones, on which Ireland’s earliest form of writing is preserved
- The Bibliography of Irish Linguistics and Literature, listing thousands of publications relevant to Celtic Studies
We also host important online resources in our field.
- Monasticon Hibernicum, a database of early Christian ecclesiastical settlements in
Ireland, produced by Ailbhe MacShamhráin with Nora White and Aidan Breen at Maynooth University
- The Bardic Poetry Database, by Dr Katharine Simms of the Department of History, Trinity College Dublin.
- Clóliosta: Printing in the Irish language, 1571–1871, by Richard Sharpe and Mícheál Hoyne. A catalogue of works printed in Irish to 1871. Pre-release version before publication.