Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Early Modern Irish (Language and Literature) 3+4
Academic Year
Semester 1 (Taught over 2 semesters)

Course Delivery



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

Learning Outcomes

On successfully completing this module:

1. You will have read selections from an important and representative prose text of the
period (usually Seathrun Ceitinn's Foras Feasa ar Eirinn).
2. You will have read a representative selection of syllabic poetry.
3. You will be able to discuss the social, political, and literary contexts of the chosen texts, as well as the author'r narrative technique.
4. You will be able to point out the grammatical features of an Early Modern Irish text that distinguish it from texts belonging to other periods.
5. You will be able to distinguish strict bardic verse from looser forms of syllabic poetry and from the popular accentual verse forms.
6. You will be able to discuss the social role of the bardic poet.

Brief description

A continuation of Middle and Early Modern Irish I and II.


This module is at CQFW Level 6