Researchers at UCD


Caoimhin Mac Giolla Leith

Senior Lecturer

School Of Irish, Celtic, Folklore & Ling
Newman Building
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7168329


Born 1959, in Dublin, and educated at Col·iste Mhuire. Studied at University College Dublin (BA in Modern Irish and Irish Folklore 1980, MA in Modern Irish 1982, PhD in Modern Irish 1992) and the University of Edinburgh (MSc in General Linguistics 1984).


Honours and Awards

Year: 1992.
Title: Newman Scholar, UCD


Association: Associatioin Internationale des Critiques d'Art, Function/Role: President of Irish Section



Marshall, C., Mac Giolla Léith, C.; (2005) Tony O'Malley. St. Ives: Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin & Tate Gallery. [Details]
Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith and Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev (eds.) ; (2002) Willie Doherty: False Memory. : IMMA-Merrill. [Details]
Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith (ed.); (1993) Cime mar Chách: Aistí ar Mháirtín Ó Direáin. : Coisceim. [Details]
Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith; (1992) Oidheadh Chloinne hUisneach: The Tragic Death of the Children of Uisneach. : Irish Texts Society. [Details]

Book Chapters

Mac Giolla Léith, C.; (2007) 'Tuirlingt Throm: Aistriúchán agus Ealaín i Saothar Thomas Demand/Hard Landing: Translation and Artifice in the Work of Thomas Demand' In: Thomas Demand: L'Esprit d'Escalier. Dublin: The Irish Museum of Modern Art. [Details]
Mac Giolla Léith, C; (2006) 'Carel Balth's The New Collages and the Psychodynamics of Vision/Carel Balth's 'The New Collages' und die Psychodynamik des Sehens'' In: Carel Balth: Heart Beat. Amsterdam: *. [Details]
Mac Giolla Léith, C.; (2005) 'An Earned, Unstinted Art' In: Tony O'Malley. Dublin: The Irish Museum of Modern Art. [Details]
Mac Giolla Léith, C; (2005) 'Susan Philipsz's The Dead' In: Argos Festival. Brussels: *. [Details]
Mac Giolla Léith, C.; (2005) 'Ireland, Ackermann and the Erasure of Toponymy' In: Franz Ackermann. Dublin: The Irish Museum of Modern Art. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

Mac Giolla Léith, C.; (2005) 'Athnuachan na Filíochta'. Comhar, . [Details]

Other Journals

Mac Giolla Léith, C.; (2006) 'Andreas Hofer: This Island Earth' Steidl . [Details]
Mac Giolla Léith, C.; (2006) 'Candida Höfer' The Irish Museum of Modern Art . [Details]
Mac Giolla Léith, C.; (2006) 'Human Images Prints by Louis le Brocquy' Taylor Galleries, Galerie Jeanne-Boucher . [Details]
Mac Giolla Léith, C.; (2006) 'Gerard Byrne: Once More without Feeling/Noch einmal ohne Gefühl' Parkett :16-28. [Details]
Mac Giolla Léith, C.; (2006) 'Phillip Allen' Milton Keynes Gallery . [Details]
Mac Giolla Léith, C.; (2006) 'Individual Fields' Lismore Castle Arts . [Details]
Mac Giolla Léith, C.; (2006) 'Marijke van Warmerdam: The First Drop' Fruitmarket Gallery, Ikon Gallery . [Details]
Mac Giolla Léith, C.; (2005) 'Anne Tallentire: Drift' * . [Details]
Mac Giolla Léith, C.; (2005) 'John Gibbons and Charles Tyrrell' Taylor Galleries . [Details]


Research Interests

Nualitríocht na Gaeilge; litríocht an 18ú haois; an chritic liteartha; an ealaín chomhaimseartha.

  • The Language and Literature of Modern Irish 
  • Translation Studies 
  • Literary Theory and Criticism
  • Contemporary Irish Visual Culture


  • Research on Contemporary Poetry in Irish
  • Irish-language Literature in Translation
  • Comparative Literature (Irish and Scottish Gaelic) 
  • Contemporary Art