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Irish Studies - Research

Course overview
Applications are welcome in all aspects of Irish Studies but projects are particularly welcome in the following areas: bilingual and comparative studies of modern and contemporary Irish writing; the politics and practice of translation; historical cartography, colonial and imperial geographies; traditional Irish music and dance.

Entry requirements

It is a requirement of all MLitt candidates at the Centre for Irish Studies that they adopt an interdisciplinary approach to their research.

Admission to a research degree is at the discretion of the potential supervisor and the head of discipline, and is based on a proposal from the applicant following discussion with the member of staff whose academic area of interest is most appropriate. Candidates should have obtained an honours degree (Second Class Honours, Grade 1 [or equivalent international qualification] minimum).


MLitt (full-time) GYB40
MLitt (part-time) GYB41
PhD (full-time) GYB38
PhD (part-time) GYB39

Further enquiries

Dr. Louis De Paor
Tel: +353 91 493 660

Research areas

Areas of Interest
Dr. Louis De Paor-Twentieth-century writing in Irish; translation; Máirtín Ó Cadhain; Flann O'Brien; Irish bardic poetry.

Dr. Nessa Cronin-Irish and European historical cartography; cultural geography; philosophies of space and place; twentieth century and contemporary Irish writing.

Dr. Michelle Comber-Archaeology of Irelands early historic period (approx. 5th to 12th century A.D.), especially its fine metalwork, economy, and settlement; ringforts and settlement

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