Module Identifier IR32410  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Dr William Mahon  
Semester Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)  
Pre-Requisite IR22010  
Course delivery Lecture   22 Hours  
Assessment Essay   essay/exercises   25%  
  Exam   2 Hours   75%  

Brief description

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

Learning outcomes

On successfully completing this module:

1. You will have read selections from an important and representative prose text of the
period (usually Seathrún Céitinn's Foras Feasa ar Éirinn).
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’s 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.