The Irish genealogies – Irish history’s poor relation?
Irish Texts Society – Breandán O’Buachalla Memorial Lecture
Tuesday 18 March 6.30pm
Lecture Dr Nollaig Ó Muraíle, Roinn na Gaeilge, NUI Galway will deliver a lecture entitled ‘The Irish genealogies – Irish history’s poor relation?’
This lecture will begin with an account of the early and medieval Irish/Gaelic genealogies, before looking at the pioneering efforts to edit genealogical texts, beginning with John O'Donovan in the nineteenth century. It will be noted that the Irish annals have fared better in editorial terms than the genealogies and consideration will also be given on how the genealogies are viewed by historians. The lecture will conclude with an overview of the genealogical texts produced over the past century and of what remains to be done in an area of scholarship that has been neglected and misunderstood.
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