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Irish Palaeography

Irish Palaeography is a course run by Trinity College Dublin, Dublin. It is a 'Online Learning' course with a duration of . The course will extend over a twelve-week term.. For more information about Irish Palaeography at Trinity College Dublin, please review the details below.

This lecture-only course in Irish palaeography will give a taste of Irish palaeography from the oldest sources up to the present day. Selections of important Irish-language manuscripts
from the Library of Trinity College Dublin, the Royal Irish Academy and the National
Library will be examined, including the famous Book of Leinster and the Book of
the Dun Cow but also law manuscripts, annals, genealogies, sagas, poetry collections and so on. The study will take us down to the controversies of the late nineteenth century regarding the choice between cló Gaelach and cló Rómhánach, the ‘h’ and the ‘ponc’. Selections will
be read and explained each week in class. No preparation will be required though preparation would enhance the experience. The emphasis will be on transcription and understanding the
writing system but translations of texts read will also be provided. The course will extend over a twelve-week term.

Course co-ordinator: Damian McManus.

To Apply: You can download an application form ( and send it to Damian McManus by email to Payment is online via Paypal on our webpage, and classes will also take place online.


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Training ProviderTrinity College Dublin
Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeDublin 2
Course TypeOnline Learning
Course Duration. The course will extend over a twelve-week term.
Course Fee85
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