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Irish Texts Society Subsidiary Series Volume 16: Dinneen and the Dictionary: 1904-2004 (Seminar series)

€ 21.00

Book Details

Published by Irish Texts Society

January 2005

Paperback / softback

Number of pages: 123

The sixth annual seminar, organised jointly by the Irish Texts Society and the Departments of Irish at University College Cork, was designed to mark the centenary of the publication of the first edition of Dinneen's Dictionary® in 1904. The proceedings, edited here by Dr Pádraigín Riggs, focus on Dinneen the scholar, priest and language activist, as well as on the Dictionary, which is still the most popular book of its kind. The contributions to the volume, by Diarmuid Breathnach, Mícheál Briody, Breandán Ó Madagáin, Seán Ua Súilleabháin, Máirtín Ó Murchú, and Úna Uí Bheirn, represent the first reassessment of Dinneen and his work since the publication in 1958 of An Duinníneach by Proinsias Ó Conluain and Donncha Ó Céileachair. The introduction to the volume by Pádraig Ó Riain discusses Dinneen's often turbulent relationship with Council of the Irish Texts Society.