Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
Module Title
Old Irish for Beginners
Academic Year
Semester 1 (Taught over 2 semesters)
Mutually Exclusive
Other Staff

Course Delivery



Due to Covid-19 students should refer to the module Blackboard pages for assessment details

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Weekly tests  (10 minutes every week)  30%
Semester Exam 2 Hours   40%
Semester Assessment Extended translation  (Approx. 1000 words)  30%
Supplementary Exam 2 Hours   40%
Supplementary Assessment Language exercise  (1000 words)  30%
Supplementary Assessment Extended translation  (Approx. 1000 words)  30%

Learning Outcomes

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

​1. Translate texts from Old Irish at an advanced level.

2. Appreciate at an advanced level a selection of texts of the period and understand their place in the history of Irish literature.

3. Demonstrate mastery of the most basic elements of Old Irish language.​

Brief description

Introduction to Old Irish for those who have not studied it before. Grammatical classes, and a chance to read some short texts and extracts from longer texts from the period, and to discuss their content and context.


A series of 20 grammatical classes + reading some Old Irish texts and discussing their themes

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number
Communication The students will be expected to use clear and correct language both written and oral.
Improving own Learning and Performance The students will have to improve their work in response to constructive criticism from their tutors and fellow students
Information Technology The students will be expected to use word processors and on-line resources where appropriate.
Personal Development and Career planning They will learn skills which are important in academic work.
Problem solving Problems arising from the work will be solved by students in seminars and in their written work
Research skills Research skills will be an important part of completing assignments. Students will be expected to use on-line resources where appropriate.
Subject Specific Skills The ability to reason and to treat a range of sources critically
Team work The students will have to discuss and respect the points of view of their fellow students.


This module is at CQFW Level 7