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Celticists, lexicographers and antiquarian scholars

05 May 2016

Listen to lectures from our series ‘1815, 1915: Centenaries & bicentenaries’

In Spring 2015 the Library, in collaboration with the Dictionary of Irish Biography (DIB) and Foclóir Na Nua-Ghaeilge (FNG), organised a series of lectures entitled ‘‘1815, 1915: Centenaries and bicentenaries: Celticists, lexicographers and antiquarian scholars.’ The series looked at the contributions made by some nineteenth-century scholars to the development of Celtic Studies, the Irish language, lexicography, archaeology and antiquarian research, textual studies and Irish history.

Audio recordings of three lectures from this series are now available ─ we regret that due to poor recording quality, we are unable to podcast lectures on Sir William Wilde and Rev. James Graves.   

Listen to Dr Linde Lunney, DIB, talk about the great scholar William Reeves and his many friendships.  Dr Liam Mac Amhlaigh, Maynooth University, discusses the life and dictionaries of Irish-language lexicographer Timothy O’Neill Lane and Dr Lesa Ní Mhunghaile, NUI Galway, looks at ‘The last of the great antiquarians of the past’, Standish Hayes O’Grady.

 

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