The Poet's Tale: how Maoilín Óg Mac Bruaideadha came to Dublin

Maoilín Óg Mac Bruaideadha was a famous bardic poet and historian in the latter half of the sixteenth century. He spent the last few years of his life in Trinity College translating the New Testament into Irish.

Speaker: Katharine Simms

Tuesday, 11th December 2012. A series of monthly lunchtime lectures during 2012 at the Wood Quay Venue by the Friends of Medieval Dublin and Dublin City Council.

Dr Katharine Simms recently retired as a senior lecturer from TCD and is published widely on bardic poetry and medieval Irish history in general. Select publications include Medieval Gaelic Sources (2009) which serves as a practical guide to Gaelic language sources in the high Middle Ages; References to landscape and economy in Irish bardic poetry, In: Clarke, H. B., Prunty, J. and Hennessy, M. (eds.), Surveying Ireland's Past: Multidisciplinary Essays in Honour of Anngret Simms in 2004; 'Native sources for Gaelic settlement: The house poems Gaelic Ireland c.1250-c.1650' in Patrick J. Duffy, David Edwards & Liz FitzPatrick eds),in Land, lordship & settlement. Dr Simms created the Bardic Poetry database available on the Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies website.

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