Irish - Modern Irish - Nua Ghaeilge

University College Cork

Irish - Modern Irish - Nua Ghaeilge

The course comprises instruction in aspects of the Irish language and literature from the late Middle Ages to modern times, from court poetry to the poetry of Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill. It also includes a mandatory module in academic writing. The expected outcome of these modules is that you will have a knowledge of Irish language and literature that is both broad-ranging and detailed, together with special competency in communicating scholarship and learning in a concise and attractive style.

Cúrsa a bhfuil dhá chuid ann, mar leanas, atá á thairiscint ag Roinn na Nua-Ghaeilge le haghaidh na céime:
Cuid I: sé cinn de mhodúil a múinfear dhá thráthnóna sa seachtain i gcaitheamh na bliana, agus a mbeidh scrúduithe scríofa á leanúint sa Gheimhreadh nó sa Samhradh;
Cuid II: tráchtas gearr, a mbeidh aontú na Roinne leis, a scríobhfaidh an mac léinn faoi stiúradh duine foirne de chuid na Roinne agus go mbeidh idir 12,000-15,000 focal ann.

Subjects taught

Déanfaidh mic léinn 90 creidiúint mar a leanas:

Cuid I
Modúil Riachtanacha:
Déanfaidh mic léinn 20 creidiúint mar a leanas:
GA6001 Scríobh Acadúil na Gaeilge (10 creidiúint) Múinfear é seo thar an dá sheimeastar. Is cúrsa éigeantach é seo.
GA6037 Scileanna Taighde agus Cumarsáide (10 creidiúint) Múinfear é seo i

Seimeastar 2. Is cúrsa éigeantach é seo.
Modúil Roghnacha:
Roghnóidh mic léinn 40 creidiúint as an liosta thíos:
GA6002 Beirt Bhanfhile: Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill agus Biddy Jenkinson (10 creidiúint) Múinfear é seo i Seimeastar 1.
GA6005 Filíocht Mhúscraí ón 18ú hAois Anuas (10 creidiúint) Múinfear é seo i Seimeastar 2.
GA6020 Advanced Translations Skill (Irish) (10 creidiúint) Múinfear é seo thar an dá sheimeastar.
GA6035 An Scríbhneoireacht Chruthaitheach (10 creidiúint) Múinfear é seo i Seimeastar 2.
GA6038 An Fhiannaíocht (10 creidiúint) Múinfear é seo i Seimeastar 1.
GA6043 Traidisiún na hAmhránaíochta i gCultúr na Gaeilge (10 creidiúint) Múinfear é seo i Seimeastar 2.

Cuid II
GA6009 Miontráchtas sa Nua-Ghaeilge (30 creidiúint). Níor ghá go mbeadh gach modúl díobh seo á thairiscint gach bliain.

Entry requirements

Candidates must have at least a Second Class Honours Grade I in a primary honours degree (NFQ, Level 8) in Irish, or equivalent.

All applicants will be asked to submit an academic statement in Irish as part of the online application process, outlining their academic background and research interests and their reasons for applying for the course. Applicants will be required to attend an interview prior to selection

Application dates

Closing Date
Rolling deadline. Open until all places have been filled. Early application is advised.

Assessment Info

Assessment will be based on in-class exams, class essays and the submission of a dissertation


1 year full-time, 2 years part-time.

Enrolment dates

Start Date: 9 September 2024

Post Course Info

Skills and Careers Information
This course hones your editorial and critical (textual and literary) skills so you will be well placed, on completion of the course, to pursue independent research work in whatever area of Irish you chose, or to apply the skills acquired to non-academic contexts such as media or business.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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