Maynooth Early Irish Postgraduate Awarded Prestigious Research Fellowship

Daniel Watson submits his PhD thesis on Medieval Irish Philosophy
Friday, October 26, 2018 - 16:00

Maynooth University Early Irish postgraduate student, Daniel Watson, has been awarded a prestigious postdoctoral research fellowship at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. Daniel, who submitted his PhD thesis on Philosophy in Early Medieval Ireland: Nature, Hierarchy and Inspiration today (double congratulations, Daniel!), had previously been awarded a Hume Scholarship in order to undertake his doctoral research in Early Irish at Maynooth University under the supervision of Dr Elizabeth Boyle. He has now been awarded the three-year O’Donovan Scholarship in the School of Celtic Studies at DIAS, starting from January 2019, where he will continue to pursue his research in medieval Irish vernacular philosophy. Daniel has been a popular fixture in the Department of Early Irish since he arrived from Canada to begin his PhD in 2014 and will be greatly missed, but we are delighted at his significant and well-deserved success.