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Gaelic, Catholic and European: Irish Priests and Irish Colleges of Continental Europe

Smith, Peter James (2015) Gaelic, Catholic and European: Irish Priests and Irish Colleges of Continental Europe. In: Dissonant Voices: Faith and the Irish Diaspora. (Eds: Mac Gabhann, Conn G.), Institute for Theological Partnership, Winchester University, Winchester, England, pp. 1-36. ISBN 978-1-908532-05-3 [Book section]

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This paper examines the role that Irish churchmen played in the cultivation of inherited traditional Irish secular learning or 'seanchas' from c. AD 600 until c. 1750. In immersing themselves in the study of grammar, metrics, history, prose literature, topography, law, medicine, and astronomy through the medium of the Irish language, the Irish clergy, both secular and regular, made an enormous contribution to the formation of Irish cultural and national identity.

Item Type:Book section
Keywords:'Bretha Nemed', 'Erenagh' Families, 'Airchinnigh', 'Seanchas', 12th Century Church Reforms, Henry VIII, Reformation in Ireland, Counter-Reformation, Irish Colleges on the Continent, Flaithrí Ó Maoil Chonaire, Giolla Brighde Ó hEoghusa, Aodh Mac Cathmhaoil / Mac Aingil, Irish Franciscans, Louvain, Aodh Mac an Bhaird, Míchél Ó Cléirigh, Seán Mac Colgain, Dr. Séamus Ó Gallchobhair, Charles McGlinchey.
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Arts > School of Irish Language and Literature
Faculty of Arts
Research Institutes and Groups:Irish and Celtic Studies Research Institute
ID Code:32705
Deposited By: Dr Peter Smith
Deposited On:27 Jan 2016 11:13
Last Modified:16 Apr 2018 13:36

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