Na Ranna Gaeilge, COC ~ Cumann na Scríbheann nGaedhilge

The Eighteenth Annual Irish Texts Society Seminar

Saturday, November 5, 2016
University College Cork, WW6

The subject of this year's event will be ‘Eachtra an Mhadra Mhaoil / Eachtra Mhacaoimh-an-Iolair: Two Irish Arthurian Romances’, edited by R.A. Stewart MacalisterIrish Texts Society, Main Series vol. 10 (1910).

Clár / Programme

9.30 – 9.45: Oscailt / Opening.
9.45 – 10.25: Caoimhín Breatnach: 'Two Arthurian Romances: Language and Manuscripts'.
10.25 – 11.05: John Carey: 'The Grail and Ireland'.
11.05 – 11.35: Caifé / Coffee.
11.35 – 12.15: Erich Poppe: 'Arthur in Celtic Tradition'.
12.15 – 13.45: Lón / Lunch.
13.45 – 14.15: Seoladh Leabhair / Book Launch.
14.15 – 14.55: Bernadette Smelik: 'Perception and Anticipation: What Eachtra an Mhadra Mhaoil Can Teach Us'.
14.55 – 15.35: Marie-Luise Theuerkauf: 'Tristan and Late Medieval Romances: James Carney's Ur-Tristan Revisited'.
15.35 – 16.00: Plé agus Clabhsúr / Discussion and Close.

For enquiries relating to the Seminar, contact Dr Pádraigín Riggs, Roinn na Nua-Ghaeilge, Coláiste na hOllscoile, Corcaigh; email:

Download programme and registration form [PDF]: Please register using this form by 5.00pm on Thursday October 27th 2016.



The proceedings of the first sixteen seminars have been published in the ITS Subsidiary Series; the results of the 2015 seminar on Rosa Anglica (ITS volume 25), will be launched this year.

Seminar proceedings published to date in the Subsidary Series:
1. (1999) Fled Bricrenn: Reassessments (ed. Pádraig Ó Riain);
2. (2000) Dáibhí Ó Bruadair: His Historical and Literary Context (ed. Pádraigín Riggs);
3. (2001) Beatha Aodha Ruaidh Uí Dhomhnaill: The Life of Red Hugh O’Donnell, Historical and Literary Contexts (ed. Pádraig Ó Riain);
4. (2002) Duanaire Finn: Reassessments (ed. John Carey);
5. (2003) Cinnlae Amhlaoibh Uí Shúilleabháin: Reassessments (ed. Liam P. Ó Murchú);
6. (2004) Dinneen and the Dictionary: 1904-2004 (ed. Pádraigín Riggs);
7. (2005) Translations from Classical Literature: Imtheachta Aeniasa and Stair Ercuil ocus a Bás (ed. Kevin Murray);
8. (2006) Amhráin Chearbhalláin / The Poems of Carolan: Reassessments (ed. Liam P. Ó Murchú);
9. (2007) Geoffrey Keating’s Foras Feasa Ar Éirinn: Reassessments (ed. Pádraig Ó Riain);
10. (2008) Lebor Gabála Érenn: Textual History and Pseudohistory (ed. John Carey);
11. (2009) Tadhg Dall Ó hUiginn: His Historical and Literary Context (ed. Pádraigín Riggs);
12. (2010) Edmund Hogan’s ‘Onomasticon Goedelicum’: Reconsiderations (eds Kevin Murray and Pádraig Ó Riain);
13. (2011) Caithréim Thoirdhealbhaigh: Reassessments (ed. Liam P. Ó Murchú);
14. (2012) Lebor na Cert: Reassessments (ed. Kevin Murray);
15. (2013) Buile Suibhne: Perspectives and Reassessments (ed. John Carey).
16. (2014) The Poems of Blathmac Son of Cu Brettan: Reassessments (ed. Pádraig Ó Riain)

These volumes along with selected ITS volumes from the Main Series are available for purchase online or on the day of each seminar.