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CLST3615: Old Irish

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.

Code CLST3615
Academic unit English
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 2000 level in Celtic Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in English

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate a basic knowledge of the Old Irish language
  • LO2. apply grammatical and linguistic skills necessary for reading selected Old Irish texts
  • LO3. understand the historical development of Irish in its early and medieval forms
  • LO4. identify the genres and types of early Irish texts