Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
Module Title
Modern Irish (Language and Literature) 3+4
Academic Year
Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)
Reading List
External Examiners
  • Professor Gregory Toner (Professor - Queen’s University Belfast)
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Seminar 40 x 1 Hour Seminars


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Essay Exercises  20%
Semester Assessment Oral Examination  10%
Semester Exam 2 Hours   70%
Supplementary Assessment language exercises  20%
Supplementary Assessment oral examination  10%
Supplementary Exam 2 Hours   70%

Learning Outcomes

On the successful completion of this module:

1. You will be able to hold an extended conversation in Irish with confidence.
2. You will be able to follow more complicated lectures in Irish.
3. You will be able to discuss your reading through the medium of Irish.
4. You will be able to write a sophisticated essay in Irish.
5. You will have read (a) selected short stories by the major twentieth-century authors and (b) a sampling of poetry from the period 1700-2000.
6. You will be able to discuss the social and literary context of your reading selections.

Brief description

Language classes on Irish dialects, phonology, morphology, and on standard Irish. Translation work. Literary studies of the twentieth-century Irish novel, and the development of the autobiography in Irish.


This module is at CQFW Level 6