Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Introduction to Old Irish Language and Literature i
Academic Year
Semester 2
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 11 hours of teaching; 89 hours preparation and revision.


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT  25%
Semester Exam 2 Hours   WRITTEN EXAM  75%
Supplementary Exam 2 Hours   WRITTEN EXAM  100%

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module, students should be able to:

  • Translate simple sentences from Old Irish;

* Read elementary literary texts, and understand their place in the history of Irish literature;

*Demonstrate an understanding of some of the basic elements of the Old Irish language.

Brief description

This module is an introduction to the main features of Old Irish (c. 7th - 10th centuries) with study of some representatve and interesting texts. Students will be expected to prepare material on a weekly basis.

Module Content:

  • In-class presentation of features of Old Irish language.
  • Introduction to elementary litereary texts.
  • Weekly tests on graded material prepared by the students.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Communication Written communication.
Problem solving Grammatical analysis.
Research skills Use of reference material.


This module is at CQFW Level 4