Scríbhinní i nGaeilge i mBailiúcháin Speisialta in Éirinn – Writings in the Irish Language in Special Collections in Ireland

On December 3rd 2021 the Library Association of Ireland’s Rare Books Group held their Annual Seminar via Zoom. The theme of the seminar was Irish Language collections in Special Collections, in particular manuscript collections. The aim of the seminar was to help us identify links between collections in different institutions and to help inform our users about the variety of collections held throughout Ireland.

Session One
Chair: Margaret Irons


If bibliographies could speak … Clóliosta and the history of print culture in Irish / Mícheál Hoyne, School of Celtic Studies (DIAS)

UCD’s Ferriter and Morris Manuscript Collections /
Meidhbhín Ní Úrdail MRIA, Associate Professor, School of Irish, Celtic Studies and Folklore, UCD

Irish Language Collections in the National Library of Ireland /
Gerard Long, Assistant Keeper, Department of Special Collections, NLI

Session Two
Chair: Alexandra Caccamo

Lámhscríbhinní de hÍde and others : Irish Language Manuscripts, James Hardiman Library, NUI Galway / Marie Boran, Special Collections Librarian, James Hardiman Library, NUI Galway

Eugene O’Curry’s Gaelic Manuscripts, the Colm Ó Lochlainn Manuscripts and other Manuscripts in UCD Library / Evelyn Flanagan, Head of Special Collections, UCD Library

The Irish Language Manuscripts in the Library of Trinity College Dublin
/ Caoimhe Ní Ghormáin

A Call for Public Aid: Forming & Developing UCC’s Irish Language Manuscript Collection / Elaine Harrington, Special Collections Librarian, UCC Library

Irish Language Manuscripts in the Royal Irish Academy /
Meadhbh Murphy, Deputy Librarian, RIA

Gaelic Manuscripts in the Russell Library, Maynooth /
Yvette Campbell, Assistant Librarian, Collections & Content, NUIM

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