2023 24th Irish Texts Society Seminar
The Twenty-Fourth annual ITS seminar jointly organised by the Irish Texts Society and the combined Departments of Irish, UCC, will be held in UCC on Saturday, 4 November 2023. The subject of this year’s event will be Caithréim Conghail Cláiringhnigh 'The Martial Career of Conghal Cláiringhneach', edited by P.M. MacSweeney, Irish Texts Society Main Series, vol. 5 (1904).
The Noel O’Connell Lecture
The Noel O’Connell Lecture in association with the Irish Literary Society is held in London each year.
The 2023 Noel O’Connell Lecture is to be held at the Irish Cultural Centre, Hammersmith, London (Monday 23rd of October at 7pm).
Speaker: Dr Mary MacDiarmada, Dublin City University
Title: ‘Art O'Brien and Irish Cultural Nationalism in London, 1900–1921’.
The Breandán Ó Buachalla Lecture
The Breandán Ó Buachalla Lecture is held annually.
The next Breandán Ó Buachalla will take place online at 6.30 pm on Wednesday 6 December 2023.
It will be given by Prof. Brendan Kane, University of Connecticut, on ‘Bardic poets and the early modern world’.
Summary: This talk considers the place of the Irish bardic poet in the broader context of early modern Europe, c. 1500–1700. Much has changed over recent years in our understanding of both elements of this comparison: the social and political roles of the Irish court poet and the revolutionary changes associated with Europe's transition from the medieval age to the modern one. Drawing upon elements of that exciting new research, this presentation will explore 'European' aspects of Gaelic literary and court life and consider ways in which an Irish-language perspective sheds light on major historical shifts affecting people and populations across the Continent and beyond.
The Society has embarked upon a programme to publish these talks under its Occasional Lecture Series.