Why study Gaeilge/Modern Irish
Studying Gaeilge/Modern Irish in Maynooth involves many aspects of Irish studies, both language and literature, old and new, as well as other related areas of study. Among the courses offered are Linguistics, Folklore, Literary Criticism, Scottish Gaelic, Early Modern Irish, Irish Place and Personal Names.
Irish is studied both as an academic subject and as a valuable part of Irish and European living cultural heritage. All courses offered by the Department are taught through Irish.
Students who are interested in Irish itself and the Celtic languages, and who wish to develop their knowledge and intellectual skills, are welcome.