Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Middle and Early Modern Irish (Language+Literature) 1+2
Academic Year
Semester 2
Irish Level 1
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 22 Hours.


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Essay: Essay/exercises  25%
Semester Exam 2 Hours   75%
Supplementary Exam 2 Hours   100%

Learning Outcomes

After following this module:

1. You will be able to read an Irish story chosen from the period 1000 - 1300, or, in the case of longer texts, passages excerpted from the story.

2. You will know how to analyse the language of the story according to the grammatical categories of Middle Irish forms and sentences.

3. You will know about some of the major linguistic changes which led from Old Irish to Middle Irish, and from Middle Irish to Modern Irish.

4. You will understand the literary substance of the chosen story, and its function in the society of the period.

5. You will be familiar with the context of the story in the history of Irish literature.

Brief description

An introduction to the chief characteristics of the Irish language, post 900 AD. Linguistic study of interesting set texts in their historical and cultural context.


This module is at CQFW Level 5