This volume is a series of essays that cover various fields of Irish studies from the period of Early Modern Irish to today. Folklore, gender questions, medical texts, Irish classical poetry, the Fenian cycle, literary song in the 18th century, women's poetry, textual editing, Oireachtas na Gaeilge and singing, the poems of Seán Ó Ríordáin and philosophical questions, and Irish language acquisition in Ireland and Scotland are amongst the subjects discussed.
This is the third book in the series 'Scholarly Essays' from the imprint Cló Léann na Gaeilge.
Aengus Ó Fionnagáin
Head of Subject for Irish Studies in Limerick University and lecturer there since 2015. He spent the years 2013-15 as a research and editing fellow working on the websites Logainm.ie & Ainm.ie in Fiontar, Dublin City University. He teaches various aspects of Modern Irish language and literature and has also given courses on Celtic civilisation. The placenames of Ireland is his main area of research and he is co-ordinator of the Westmeath Field Names Recording Project since 2018. He has published articles on placenames in Éigse: a journal of Irish studies, Ainm: a journal of name studies, and in various essay collections. He also has research under way in the field of historical sociolinguistics and ‘The Irish language in Westmeath: 1600-1900’, in S. O’Brien (ed.) Westmeath history and society: interdisciplinary essays on the history of an Irish county (Baile Átha Cliath, 2022), 309-340, is his latest publication.
Gordon Ó Riain
Irish lecturer in the School of Irish, English and Communication in Limerick University from 2016 onwards, and Head of Subject in the same university between 2019 and 2022. He spent time as a research fellow in the School of Irish Studies, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (2012-16) and, before that, spent a period of time in Uppsala University in Sweden as a lecturer and as head of the Celtic Languages Department. He has research and teaching underway in various fields of Irish Studies and Celtic Studies, especially in Early Modern Irish language and literature. Amongst his publications are, Dá dTrian Feasa Fiafraighidh: Essays on the Irish Grammatical and Metrical Tradition (2017) and Lorg na Leabhar: A Festschrift for Pádraig A. Breatnach (2019). He is a co-editor of the journal Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie.