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Ériu LXXIII (vol 73) 2023 (print copy)

by  Damian McManusMícheál Hoyne
€ 35.00

Book Details

Published by Royal Irish Aademy

December 2023

Edited by: Mícheál Hoyne and Damian McManus

Ériu is devoted to Irish philology and literature, and from its foundation in 1904 the peer-reviewed journal has had a reputation internationally among Celtic scholars. In the century since its inception, Ériu has served as an outlet for the work of the early standard bearers of Irish language studies and Celtic studies and of each new generation of researchers in turn.

Earlier issues, along with the most recent issue, are available in print form exclusively here on our website or by subscription to MUSE, and can be viewed here. Many of the articles on MUSE have been made Open Access (OA) 

ISSN 0332-0758

In this issue:

Old Irish Námae 'Enemy' and the Celtic NT-Stems - Lionel S. Joseph, pp. 1-28

Athraigh Gléas, a Ghiolla Íosa: Dán ar Dhroch-Chláirseoir - Deirdre Nic Chárthaigh, pp. 29-41

'Brian's Sword' and the 'Standard of the King of the Saxons' in the Irish Annals: The Godwinsons, Hastings and Leinster–Munster Relations - Caitlin Ellis, pp. 43-62

Gofraidh Óg Mac an Bhaird Cecinit: 8. Tarla Leónadh don Leith Tuaidh - Eoin Mac Cárthaigh, pp. 63-87

Imtheachta Aeniasa's Lúireacha Re-Visited - Erich Poppe, pp. 89-96

Retiring Bards: The Motives Behind the Professional Bards' Religious Compositions - Katharine Simms, pp. 97-103

Paradigm Splits and Hiatus Forms: The Origins of Modern Irish Sceach and Scottish Gaelic Sgitheach 'Thorn Tree', and The Old Irish Precursor of Scottish Gaelic Dìthean 'Flower' - Mícheál Hoyne, pp. 105-119

Dia do Bheatha i N-Adhbhaidh Th'athar: Blúire de Dhán do Dhonnchadh Mac Carthaigh (†1665) - Philip Mac a' Ghoill, pp. 121-128

Varium: Dislighe luirg - John Carey

About the authors

Damian McManus

Professor Emeritus Damian McManus, Department of Irish and Celtic Studies, Trinity College Dublin, is a graduate of the University of Dublin (BA 1977), where he also completed his doctorate on 'The Latin loanwords in Early Irish' in 1982. He is an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Fellow, a Fellow of Trinity College and Member of the Royal Irish Academy. His main areas of research are Primitive Irish, in particular the Latin loanwords and the Ogam alphabet, and Classical Modern Irish. He is author of A guide to Ogam, joint editor of Stair na Gaeilge, and has published many articles in learned journals in Celtic Studies. He was director of the Trinity-based 'Bardic Project', which published five hundred medieval Irish poems from manuscripts in Irish and British libraries (A Bardic miscellany, eds D. McManus and E. Ó Raghallaigh, 2010), and created a database of two thousand such poems ( He has also been joint editor of Ériu, the journal of the Royal Irish Academy devoted to Irish philology and literature, since 2005.

Mícheál Hoyne

Dr Mícheál Hoyne is a lecturer in Early and Modern Irish in the Department of Irish and Celtic Languages, Trinity College Dublin. He is co-editor of the journal ÉRIU with Prof. Emeritus Damian McManus.