Old Irish was the language spoken and written in Ireland in the early Middle Ages, and is preserved in a range of records, from Ogham stones to manuscripts. In this unit students will develop a knowledge of Old Irish grammar and vocabulary, and learn to read texts in Old Irish. It will also provide a basic introduction to the development of the Irish language in its early historic context, with reference to examples from inscriptions, manuscripts and the different genres of literature.
2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
1x2500wd Essay (50%), 1x2hr Exam (50%)
12 credit points at 2000 level in Celtic StudiesProhibitions