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Name Mc Manus, Peter Damian
Main Department Irish
College Title Chair of Early Irish, Head of Department
College Tel +353 1 896 1105
On-going Project: I have been directing the Bardic Project of the Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies for the past four years. The purpose of this is to make available in computer-readable form all Bardic poetry that has survived from the period 1200-1650. Approximately 600 unpublished poems have been transcribed from manuscript and are currently being proofed. A further 1,400 published poems nave been retrieved from their various places of publication. It is hoped that this work will be complete at the end of this academic year (04-05) and that publication will be possible very soon thereafter.
Description of Research Interests
Medieval Irish: language and literature. Historical and comparative linguistics. Writing systems, in particular Ogam Classical Modern Irish Bardic poetry. The Grammatical and Syntactical tracts of the Classical Modern Irish poets.
Publications and Other Research Outputs
Peer Reviewed
Damian McManus and Eoghan Ó Raghallaigh, A Bardic miscellany: five hundred Bardic poems from manuscripts in Irish and British libraries, Dublin, Department of Irish, Trinity College, Dublin, 2010, 1 - 710pp
Notes: [This book is one of the products of the Irish Department's Bardic Poetry project sponsored by the HEA's Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions, cycles i and iii.]
McManus D., Ogam stones at University College Cork, University Heritage Series, Cork University Press, 2004, 24pp
McManus D., A guide to Ogam, Maynooth Monographs 4, 1991, xii + 211pp
McManus D., A chronology of the Latin loan-words in Early Irish, Ériu, 34, 1983, p21 - 71
Non Peer Reviewed
K. McCone et al., Stair na Gaeilge in ómós do Phádraig Ó Fiannachta, Maynooth, 1994, 905pp
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