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TR001-EI
Arts - Early Irish

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Early Irish can be studied either in combination with one other subject as part of a two-subject moderatorship (TSM) programme or in the single honour Early and Modern Irish programme (TR022).

This course is taught through the medium of English, covers the history of the Irish language from its first appearance on the Ogam inscriptions at the dawn of the Christian era in the fifth century, to the highly polished language of the sagas and law texts preserved in the medieval manuscript collections held in the libraries of Trinity, the Royal Irish Academy and the National Library. You will explore the Pagan and/or Christian character of the literature as well as topics such as kingship, the heroic biography and the sovereignty goddess.

If you are interested in acquiring a reading knowledge of Medieval Irish, in which the great saga literature of our manuscripts was written, this is the course for you.

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This course is part of a Two-Subject Moderatorship (TSM).

The following are the CAO codes used for CAO applications to specific two-subject combinations for TCD from 2017:
CAO Code Title Points 2017
TR156  Early Irish/World Religions and Theology  423
TR186  Early Irish/Catholic Theological Studies  484
TR456  Early Irish/History  520*
TR486  Early Irish/History of Art and Architecture  469
TR549  Jewish and Islamic Civilisations/Early Irish  423
TR227  Classical Languages/Early Irish  454

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Some students of Early Irish pursue independent research in the subject with a view to teaching at third-level. Most follow a career in teaching or journalism, especially Irish-language related media. Library archiving, the public service, marketing, business, interpreting and translation all figure in the profiles of past students.



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