Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Early Irish Saga Literature
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
Lecture 20 x 1 Hour Lectures


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Exam 2 Hours   60%
Semester Assessment Course work  (Gwaith Cwrs)  40%
Supplementary Exam 2 Hours   60%
Supplementary Assessment Course work  (Gwaith Cwrs)  40%

Learning Outcomes

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

You will be able to translate advanced texts from Old Irish and Middle Irish.

You will be able to appreciate a selection of texts of the period and understand the place in the history of Irish literature.

You will have mastered most of the basic elements of Old and Middle Irish language.

Brief description

A linguistic and literary study of set texts.


This module is at CQFW Level 6