Cecile O’Rahilly: Kerrywoman, Celticist and Textual Critic


June 20th, 2024

Cecile O’Rahilly, born in Listowel in 1894, was a pioneering figure in the field of Celtic Studies. She was the first woman to be appointed assistant professor in the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies and is famous for her meticulous editions of some of the greatest treasures of Irish literature, such as The Stowe Version of Táin Bó Cuailgne (1961), Cath Finntrágha (1967), Táin Bó Cuailgne from the Book of Leinster (1967) and Táin Bó Cuailgne: Recension 1 (1976). In this lecture Dr. Síle Ní Mhurchú will consider her life and the enduring impact of her scholarly work.

Dr. Síle Ní Mhurchú is a senior lecturer in the Department of Modern Irish, University College Cork.

The lecture will take place on Thursday June 20th at 8 pm.

Admission – €5 at the door.

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