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Meidhbhín Ní Úrdail

Associate Professor

School of Irish, Celtic Studies and Folklore
Newman Building
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7168104
Email: meidhbhin.niurdail@ucd.ie

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2014.
Title: Award for Excellence in Lecturing (The Undergraduate Awards of Ireland & Northern Ireland)
Year: 2012.
Title: NUI Grant for scholarly publication of the highest standards of excellence
Year: 2011.
Title: Award for Excellence in Lecturing (The Undergraduate Awards of Ireland & Northern Ireland)
Year: 2007.
Title: Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences Research Fellowship
Year: 2001.
Title: Post-Doctoral Scholarship, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies
Year: 2000.
Title: NUI Grant for scholarly publication of the highest standards of excellence
Year: 1999.
Title: NUI Post-Doctoral Fellowhip in Irish / Celtic Studies
Year: 1989.
Title: German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Scholarship
Year: 1987.
Title: Peel Memorial Prize, University College Cork
Year: 1985.
Title: NUI Henry-Hutschinson-Stewart Scholarship in Modern Languages
Year: 1984.
Title: Department of Education Scholarship

Associations

Association: Cumman Merriman, Function/Role: Member
Association: Eighteenth Century Ireland Society, Function/Role: Member
Association: Förderverein Studienhaus für keltische Sprachen und Kulturen e.V., Function/Role: Member
Association: Irish Texts Society, Function/Role: Member
Association: Societas Celtologica Europaea, Function/Role: Member
     

Conference Contributions

Ní Úrdail, M. (2017) 'UCD's Ferriter Manuscripts: an Irish and Global Phenomenon'. [Invited Lecture], Global Diaspora Conference, University College Dublin , 15-AUG-17 - 19-AUG-17.
Ní Úrdail, M. (2017) 'Dán Teagascach dar tús A Dhuine, Cuimhnigh ar do Chríochaibh Déidheanacha'. [Invited Lecture], Comhdháil ar Litríocht na Gaeilge san Ochtú hAois Déag in Onóir don Dr Úna Nic Éinrí, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick , 17-MAY-17 - 17-MAY-17.
Ní Úrdail, M. (2017) 'Patrick Ferriter (1856-1924): an Irish Scholar at Home and Abroad'. [Keynote Address], Annual Barra O'Donovan Memorial Lecture, Glucksman Ireland House, NYU Center for Irish Studies , 06-MAY-17 - 06-MAY-17.
Ní Úrdail, M. (2017) 'Na Lámhscríbhinní Gaeilge in Ollscoil Mhá Nuad'. [Invited Lecture], Léachtaí Cholm Cille 2017, An Daingean , 21-APR-17 - 22-APR-17.
Ní Úrdail, M. (2017) 'From Script to Print: some Evidence in the Ó Longáin Corpus of Manuscripts'. [Invited Lecture], Print after Gutenberg: the Influence of Print on Manuscript Culture in Western Europe, Vienna , 05-APR-17 - 06-APR-17.
Ní Úrdail, M; (2016) 'Cnósach Luachmhar Seanráite as LS Feiritéar 1'. [Invited Lecture], 2016 Irish Conference for Folklore and Ethnology, UCD , 26-NOV-16 - 26-NOV-16.
Ní Úrdail, M; (2016) 'Transcripts from the Long Eighteenth Century and their Transcribers'. [Keynote Address], Eighteenth-Century Ireland Annual Conference, NUI Galway , 10-JUN-16 - 11-JUN-16.
Ní Úrdail, M; (2016) 'Canónacha Liteartha in Aimsir na Réabhlóide'. [Invited Lecture], Torthaí na Réabhlóide. Comhdháil Idirnáisiúnta: Litríocht, Teanga agus Cultúr, Pearse Museum, Rathfarnham / University College Dublin , 19-FEB-16 - 20-FEB-16.
Ní Úrdail, M; (2015) 'Four Generations of Literary Scholarship: the Remarkable Contribution of the Ó Longáin Family'. [Invited Lecture], Royal Irish Academy Lunchtime Lecture Series, The Royal Irish Academy, Dublin , 07-OCT-15 - 07-OCT-15.
Ní Úrdail, M; (2015) 'An tOileánach le Tomás Ó Criomhthain'. [Keynote Address], Cape Clear International Storytelling Festival, Cape Clear Island, Co. Cork , 04-SEP-15 - 06-SEP-15.
Ní Úrdail, M; (2015) 'An Ghaeilge do Choimeád ar Bun agus ar Buaintseasamh: the Exceptional Case of the Ó Longáin Family of Scribes'. [Keynote Address], Ó Longáin Conference, University College Cork , 27-AUG-15 - 28-AUG-15.
Ní Úrdail, M; (2015) 'An tÁr agus an tOcras: a Clare Scribe's Response to the Famine'. [Invited Lecture], An Droim Deileoir. The Great Famine and Language: Lnguistics and Representation, Ulster University , 26-MAR-15 - 28-MAR-15.
Ní Úrdail, M; (2014) 'The Battle of Clontarf in later Irish Tradition'. [Invited Lecture], Writing History: Battles and the Shaping of the North Atlantic World, Cambridge University , 05-DEC-14 - 06-DEC-14.
Ní Úrdail, M; (2014) 'Pádraig Mac a Liondain (c. 1665-1733): Bard bhí i Stát ins an Chrích seo'. [Invited Lecture], Éigse Loch Lao, Ulster University , 03-OCT-14 - 04-OCT-14.
Ní Úrdail, M; (2014) 'A Cork Scribe in the Victorian City'. [Invited Lecture], Travelling Irishness in the Long Nineteenth Century, University of Limerick , 28-AUG-14 - 29-AUG-14.
Ní Úrdail, M; (2014) 'The Battle of Clontarf as Story in Irish-language Tradition'. [Invited Lecture], Laois Heritage Society Lecture Series, Port Laoise, Co. Laois , 22-MAY-14 - 22-MAY-14.
Ní Úrdail, M; (2014) 'Brian Bóraimhe and the Battle of Clontarf in later Irish Tradition'. [Invited Lecture], The Battle of Clontarf Conference: International Symposium to mark the Millennium of the Battle of Clontarf, Trinity College Dublin , 11-APR-14 - 12-APR-14.
Ní Úrdail, M; (2014) 'The Battle of Clontarf Story in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Irish Manuscripts'. [Invited Lecture], Royal Irish Academy Lunchtime Lecture Series, The Royal Irish Academy, Dublin , 18-MAR-14 - 18-MAR-14.
Ní Úrdail, M; (2014) 'Ón gCnocán Aoibhinn go dtí Londain Shasana: Tomás 'an tSneachta' Ó Conchubhair (1798-c. 1870)'. [Invited Lecture], Litríocht na Gaeilge ar fud an Domhain: Cruthú, Caomhnú agus Seachadadh Téacsanna i gComhthéacsanna Idirnáisiúnta, Newman House, St. Stephen's Green / St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra , 20-FEB-14 - 22-MAR-14.
Ní Úrdail, M; (2013) 'The Ó Longáin Scribal Family'. [Invited Lecture], Carraig na bhFear - Honouring its Poets, Sacred Heart College, Carraig na bhFear, Co. Cork , 23-NOV-13 - 23-NOV-13.
Ní Úrdail, M; (2013) 'An Irish Example of Multi-copy Production'. [Keynote Address], Agents and Artefacts of Vernacular Literacy Practices in Late Pre-modern Europe, Humboldt Unversity, Berlin , 13-JUN-13 - 15-JUN-13.
Ní Úrdail, M; (2013) 'Cion an Éigis'. [Plenary Lecture], Comhdháil Lae in Ómós do Mháirtín Ó Direáin, Humanities Institute, UCD , 17-MAY-13 - 17-MAY-13.
Ní Úrdail, M; (2013) 'Some Observations on the Relationship between the Feather and the Lead in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-century Ireland'. [Invited Lecture], Postgraduate Symposium, Moore Institute, NUI Galway , 13-MAR-13 - 13-MAR-13.
Ní Úrdail, M; (2012) 'Some Thoughts on Contemporary Irish-language Poetry'. [Invited Lecture], One-day International Irish Studies Symposium, Uppsala University , 05-OCT-12 - 05-OCT-12.
Ní Úrdail, M; (2012) 'Ludwig Christian Stern, Ollamh is Seanchaidhe'. [Invited Lecture], Léachtaí Cholm Cille 43, NUI Maynooth , 30-MAR-12 - 31-MAR-12.
Ní Úrdail, M; (2012) 'Literarische Kreativitaet im Neuirischen'. [Invited Lecture], One-day International Irish Studies Symposium, University of Marburg, Germany , 27-JAN-12 - 27-JAN-12.
Ní Úrdail, M; (2010) 'The (Irish) Language Issue'. [Invited Lecture], Irish Studies International Symposium, University of Lausanne , 04-JUN-10 - 04-JUN-10.
Ní Úrdail, M; (2010) 'The Text known as the Leabhar Oiris'. [Invited Lecture], Societas Celtologica Nordica Eleventh International Symposium, Uppsala University , 14-MAY-10 - 15-MAY-10.
Ní Úrdail, M. (2010) 'Léann agus Litríocht sa Naoú Céad Déag: Cás Chúige Uladh'. [Keynote Address], Éigse Loch Lao, Ulster University , 07-MAY-10 - 08-MAY-10.
Ní Úrdail, M; (2010) 'Aspects of Manuscript Transmission in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Ireland'. [Keynote Address], Cambridge Group of Irish Studies, Cambridge University , 26-APR-10 - 28-APR-10.
Ní Úrdail, M; (2009) 'Leabhar Oiris: an Téacs agus a Chomhthéacs'. [Keynote Address], Litríocht agus Cultúr na Gaeilge, NUI Galway , 16-OCT-09 - 17-OCT-09.
Ní Úrdail, M; (2009) 'Ireland: A Speckled Land, a Speckled People'. [Invited Lecture], Irish Studies on the Continent, Albert-Ludwigs Universiität, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany , 03-JUL-09 - 03-JUL-09.
Ní Úrdail, M; (2009) 'Textual Transmission and Composition: Some Evidence from Post-classical Irish Manuscripts'. [Invited Lecture], Eighteenth-Century Ireland Research Group, University of Limerick , 20-FEB-09 - 20-FEB-09.
Ní Úrdail, M; (2008) 'Ón Athscríbhinn go dtí an tAthchruthú Liteartha'. [Invited Lecture], Litríocht agus Cultúr na Gaeilge, NUI Galway , 17-OCT-08 - 18-OCT-08.
Ní Úrdail, M; (2008) 'Brainse Bagarthach Barramhail Béasach'. [Keynote Address], Merriman Summer School, Ennis Co. Clare , 17-AUG-08 - 23-AUG-08.
Ní Úrdail, M; (2008) 'Scribal Transmission in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Ireland: a Re-appraisal'. [Keynote Address], UCLA Celtic Studies Conference, Los Angeles , 06-MAR-08 - 09-MAR-08.
Ní Úrdail, M; (2007) 'The Literary Legacy of Keating's Foras Feasa ar Éirinn'. [Invited Lecture], Irish Text's Society Ninth International Annual Seminar, UCC , 10-NOV-07 - 10-NOV-07.
Ní Úrdail, M; (2007) 'The Script-Print Interaction and Irish-Language Culture'. [Invited Lecture], International Print Symposium 1, Newman House, University College Dublin , 01-JUN-07 - 01-JUN-07.
Ní Úrdail, M; (2006) 'Texterschaffung und -neuerschaffung: ein Beispiel aus dem Neuirischen'. [Invited Lecture], Sprachwissenschaftliches Kolloquium, University of Bonn , 15-DEC-06 - 15-DEC-06.
Ní Úrdail, M; (2006) 'Foras Feasa ar Éirinn': Establishing a Literary Canon'. [Plenary Lecture], One-Day Irish Studies Conference III, University College Dublin , 02-DEC-06 - 02-DEC-06.
Ní Úrdail, M; (2005) 'Athchuairt ar an gCúirt'. [Plenary Lecture], Tionól 2005, School of Celtic Studies, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies , 18-NOV-05 - 19-NOV-05.
Ní Úrdail, M; (2005) 'Brian Merriman: Cadhan Aonair?'. [Keynote Address], Merriman Summer School, Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare , 20-JUL-05 - 27-JUL-05.
Ní Úrdail, M; (2004) 'The Eighteenth-Century Annals of Inisfallen'. [Plenary Lecture], Tionól 2004, School of Celtic Studies, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies , 19-NOV-04 - 20-NOV-04.
Ní Úrdail, M; (2004) 'The Eighteenth-Century Annals of Inisfallen'. [Plenary Lecture], Eighteenth-Century Ireland and Scottish Societies Annual Conference, Trinity College Dublin , 17-JUN-04 - 20-JUN-04.
Ní Úrdail, M; (2004) 'Annála Inse Faithleann san Ochtú Céad Déag'. [Plenary Lecture], Saol agus Saíocht na Gaeilge san Ochtú Céad Déag, Limerick (Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick) , 21-FEB-04 - 21-APR-04.
Ní Úrdail, M; (2003) 'The Manuscript Tradition of Cath Cluana Tarbh'. [Plenary Lecture], Twelfth International Conference of Celtic Studies, Aberystwyth (University of Wales) , 24-AUG-03 - 30-AUG-03.
Ní Úrdail, M; (2003) 'Seachadadh Cath Cluana Tarbh sna Lámhscríbhinní'. [Invited Lecture], Léachtaí Cholm Cille 34, NUI Maynooth , 04-APR-03 - 05-APR-03.
Ní Úrdail, M; (2002) 'Máire Bhuí Ní Laoghaire: File an Rilleadh Cainte'. [Plenary Lecture], Saol agus Saíocht na Gaeilge san Ochtú Céad Déag, Limerick (Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick) , 19-JAN-02 - 19-JAN-02.
Ní Úrdail, M; (2001) 'Seachadadh agus Seachadóirí Téacsaí san Ochtú agus sa Naoú hAois Déag'. [Keynote Address], Litríocht agus Cultúr na Gaeilge, NUI Galway , 12-OCT-01 - 13-OCT-01.
Ní Úrdail, M; (2001) 'Dichter der nachklassischen Zeit Irlands und ihre Vision'. [Plenary Lecture], Das dritte deutsche Keltologen Symposium, Marburg , 22-MAR-01 - 24-MAR-01.
Ní Úrdail, M; (1999) 'Murchadh mac Briain: Pearsa Liteartha sa Tréimhse Iarchlasaiceach'. [Plenary Lecture], Conference on Irish Learning, UCD , 04-DEC-99 - 04-DEC-99.
Ní Úrdail, M; (1999) 'Dál gCais Literature in the Post-Classical Modern Irish Period'. [Plenary Lecture], Eleventh International Conference of Celtic Studies, NUI Cork , 25-JUL-99 - 31-JUL-99.
Ní Úrdail, M; (1999) 'An Triail: an Dráma agus an Scrúdú'. [Invited Lecture], Comhar na Múinteoirí Gaeilge Lecture Series, Dublin , 03-MAR-99 - 03-MAR-99.
Ní Úrdail, M; (1997) 'Ogham Órdha in späteren irisch-gälischen Handschriften'. [Plenary Lecture], Das zweite deutsche Keltologen-Symposiums, Bonn , 02-APR-97 - 04-APR-97.
Ní Úrdail, M; (1995) 'An Geal do chur 'na Duibhe: the Scribe and his Motivations in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Ireland'. [Plenary Lecture], Tenth International Congress of Celtic Studies, Edinburgh , 24-JUL-95 - 29-JUL-95.
Ní Úrdail, M; (1994) 'Oralisierung: der Fall der Handschrift RIA 12 Q 13'. [Invited Lecture], (Re)oralisierung, Freiburg , 23-JUN-94 - 25-JUN-94.
Ní Úrdail, M; (1992) 'Litríocht Dhál gCais: ein Überblick'. [Plenary Lecture], Erstes Symposium deutschsprachiger Keltologen, Berlin-Gosen , 08-APR-92 - 10-APR-92.
Ní Úrdail, M; (1991) 'Prolongierte Handschriftlichkeit in Irland'. [Keynote Address], Mündlichkeit-Schriftlichkeit, Freiburg , 03-DEC-91 - 03-DEC-91.

Committees

Committee : School Development Committee
Committee : Torthaí na Réabhlóide Conference Committee
Committee : Litríocht na Gaeilge ar fud an Domhain Conference Committee
Committee : School Executive Committee
Committee : School Committee for Decade of Commemorations, UCD
Committee : National Council for Curriculum Assessment
Committee : Organizing Committee, 'Léann na Gaeilge'
Committee : Modern Irish Strategy Committee
Committee : BA Evening Task Force, UCD
Committee : Cumann Merriman

Employment

Employer: University College Dublin
Position: Associate Professor
Employer: University College Cork
Position: College Lecturer
Employer: Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg
Position: Research Assistant

Education

Year 1997 Institution: Albert Ludwig University, Freiburg
Qualification: Dr Phil. Subject: Celtic Studies
Year 1991 Institution: University College Cork
Qualification: MA (With Distinction) Subject: Modern Irish
Year 1988 Institution: University College Cork
Qualification: H.Dip.Ed. (First Hons., Grade 1) Subject: Irish
Year 1987 Institution: University College Cork
Qualification: BA (First Hons., Grade 1) Subject: Modern Irish, English

Languages

German:

Consultancy

Client: Ireland Literature Exchange
Client: Comhar na Múinteoirí Gaeilge / The Association of Irish-Language Teachers
Client: Garda Training College, Templemore
Client: Cork University Press

Outreach Activities

Academic Co-ordinator of MA sa Nua-Ghaeilge at UCD (2016- )
Organizer of Léacht Uí Chadhain (2014, 2015, 2016), an annual lecture hosted in UCD to honour the renowned contemporary prose writer in Irish, Máirtín Ó Cadhain (d. 1970)
Involved in compiling the programme of Imram, Dublin's annual Irish Language Literature Festival (2014-)
Committee member of an international conference Torthaí na Réabhlóide 1913-1923  ('The Fruits of the Revolution 1913-1923') organized as a joint venture between UCD School of Irish, Celtic Studies & Folklore, St. Patrick's College DCU and the Pearse Musaem (19-20 February 2016)
Participated in lunchtime series 'Scribing for Ireland' organized by The Royal Irish Academy, Dublin (October 2015)
See https://www.ria.ie/news-events/media/audio

Delivered keynote address at the Cape Clear Island International Storytelling Festival (4-6 September, 2015)
Delivered one of a series of academic lectures organized by the Laois Heritage Society (2014)
Participated in a lunchtime lecture series organized by the Royal Irish Academy, Dublin, to commemorate the millennium of the Battle of Clontarf (2014)
See https://www.ria.ie/lunchtime-lecture-series-1014-battle-clontarf
Committee member of an international conference Litríocht na Gaeilge ar fud an Domhain ('Irish Literature Worldwide'), organized as a joint venture between UCD School of Irish, Celtic Studies, Irish Folklore & Linguistics and the Irish Department, St. Patrick's College, DCU (20-22 February 2014)
See http://www.ucd.ie/ucdtoday/2014/01-SPRING-2014/06-focus-on-campus/index.html

Organizer of eight National / International Conferences in Irish and Celtic Studies (1999, 2003, 2006, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016)
As Director of UCD's Junior Year Abroad students, conducted visits to Study Abroad Centres in partner universities in New York (2007)
Provision of German translations of contemporary Irish-language literary works for Ireland Literature Exchange, now published in Nua-Scríbhneoireacht na Gaeilge. A Catalogue of Contemporary Writing in the Irish Language (Dublin 2006)
Participated in the bicentenary celebrations organized by Cumman Merriman (2004-05) to mark the death of Brian Merriman, author of the renowned poem Cúirt an Mheán Oíche (The Midnight Court) with a keynote address to the Merriman Summer School (2005), as well as speaking at a special two-day conference in Berlin where the editor of the first scholarly edition of the poem, L.C. Stern, worked as Keeper of Manuscripts in the city's Royal Library
Curricular Advisor (Modern Irish) for the Garda Training College (2003-07)
Involved in the annual Seimineár Lae programme (1998-), lectures given by Modern Irish staff at UCD to Leaving Certificate Students from schools throughout Leinster

Journals Edited

Zeitschrift Fur Celtische Philologie: Reviewer.
Celtica: Reviewer.
Éigse: A Journal Of Irish Studies: Reviewer.
Eighteenth-Century Ireland; Iris An Dá Chultúr: Reviewer.
Comhartaighde: Reviewer.

Other Activities

Editorial Board: Proceedings of the Harvard Celtic Colloquium
External Examiner PhD: Université de Geneve (2009-2011); NUI Galway (2012); University of Limerick (2011-15)

International Links:

Celtic Studies in Germany: University of Marburg
The Leuven Institute for Ireland and Europe, Belgium
Celtic Section, Uppsala University, Sweden
Irish and American Studies, Glucksman Ireland House, NYU

Publications

Books

Ní Úrdail, M. (2011) Cath Cluana Tarbh. 'The battle of Clontarf'. London: The Irish Texts Society. Available Online [Details]
Ní Úrdail, M. (2006) Éigse: a journal of Irish studies. Dublin: National University of Ireland. Available Online [Details]
Ní Úrdail, M. (2000) The scribe in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Ireland: motivations and milieu. Münster: Nodus Publikationen. Available Online [Details]

Book Chapters

Ní Úrdail, M. (2018) ''Pádraig Mac a Liondain: bard bhí i stát ins an chrích seo'' In: Nioclás Mac Cathmhaoil, Máire Mhic Ruairí, Éamon Ó Ciardha (eds). Súgáin an dúchais: aistí ar thraidisiún liteartha Uladh, 1600-1950. Derry: Guildhall Press. [Details]
Ní Úrdail, M. (2018) ''Dán teagascach dar tús A dhuine, cuimhnigh ar do chríochaibh déanacha'' In: Stiofán Newman, Breandán Ó Cróinín, Liam Ó Páircín (eds). Saoi na féile: aistí ar litríocht an ochtú haois déag in onóir d'Úna Nic Éinrí. Dublin: Coiscéim. [Details]
Ní Úrdail, M. (2018) ''An Ghaeilge do choimeád ar bun agus ar buaintseasamh: the exceptional case of the Ó Longáin family of scribes'' In: Pádraig Ó Macháin (eds). The Ó Longáin family: making manuscripts in Co. Cork. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]
Ní Úrdail, M. (2017) ''A Cork scribe in Victorian London'' In: Christina Morin, Marguérite Corporaal (eds). Travelling Irishness in the long nineteenth century. London: Palgrave Macmillan. , pp.225-245 Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Ní Úrdail, M. (2017) ''The battle of Clontarf in later Irish tradition'' In: Seán Duffy (eds). Medieval Dublin XVI. Dublin: Four Courts Press. , pp.280-306 [Details]
Ní Úrdail, M., Uí Chollatáin, R. (2015) ''Réamhrá'' In: Ríona Nic Congáil, Máirín Nic Eoin, Meidhbhín Ní Úrdail, Pádraig Ó Liatháin, Regina Uí Chollatáin (eds). Litríocht na Gaeilge ar fud an domhain: cruthú, caomhnú agus athbheochan. Baile Átha Cliath: LeabhairCOMHAR. , pp.11-16 [Details]
Ní Úrdail, M., Ó Gráda, C. (2015) ''Tadhg Ó Neachtain agus Muiris Ó Conaill ag trácht ar bhlianta an áir, 1739-42'' In: Niall Ó Cíosáin, John Cunningham (eds). Culture and society in Ireland since 1750: essays in honour of Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh. Dublin: Lilliput. , pp.33-43 Available Online [Details]
Ní Úrdail, M. (2014) ''Cion an éigis'' In: Meidhbhín Ní Úrdail, Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith (eds). Mo ghnósa leas an dáin. Aistí in ómós do Mháirtín Ó Direáin. An Daingean: An Sagart. , pp.225-254 [Details]
Ní Úrdail, M. (2013) ''Dán atá luaite le hEoghan Rua Ó Súilleabháin'' In: Seán Ó Coileáin, Liam P. Ó Murchú, Pádraigín Riggs (eds). Séimhfhear suairc. Aistí in ómós don Ollamh Breandán Ó Conchúir. An Daingean: An Sagart. , pp.312-329 [Details]
Ní Úrdail, M. (2012) ''Léann agus litríocht sa naoú céad déag: cás Chúige Uladh'' In: Fionntán de Brún, Séamus Mac Mathúna (eds). Teanga agus litríocht na Gaeilge i gCúige Uladh sa naoú haois déag. Belfast: University of Ulster. , pp.40-86 [Details]
Ní Úrdail, M. (2009) ''Ní Dhonnchadha Dhuibh, Máire'' In: James McGuire, James Quinn (eds). Dictionary of Irish Biography 6. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. , pp.924-925 [Details]
Ní Úrdail, M. (2009) ''Ó Longáin, Seosamh'' In: James McGuire, James Quinn (eds). Dictionary of Irish Biography 6. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. , pp.653-654 [Details]
Ní Úrdail, M. (2009) ''Ein irisches Schmähgedicht aus dem 19. Jahrhundert'' In: Gisbert Hemprich (eds). Festgabe für Hildegard L.C. Tristram überreicht von Studenten, Kollegen und Freunden des ehemaligen Faches Keltologie der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg. Berlin: Curach Bhán Publications. , pp.201-210 [Details]
Ní Úrdail, M. (2004) ''Dichter der nachklassischen Zeit Irlands und ihre Vision'' In: Erich Poppe (eds). Keltologie heute - Themen und Fragestellungen. Münster: Nodus Publikationen. , pp.227-238 [Details]
Ní Úrdail, M. (2004) ''A poem addressed to Donnchadh Ó Briain, Fourth Earl of Thomond'' In: John Carey, Máire Herbert, Kevin Murray (eds). Cín Chille Cúile: texts, saints and places. Essays in honour of Pádraig Ó Riain. Aberystwyth: Celtic Studies Publications. , pp.193-207 [Details]
Ní Úrdail, M. (1999) ''Aistriúcháin ó Chorcaigh i lámhscríbhinní déanacha na Gaeilge'' In: Erich Poppe, Hildegard L.C. Tristram (eds). Übersetzung, Adaptation und Akkulturation im insularen Mittelalter. Münster: Nodus Publikationen. , pp.319-336 [Details]
Ní Úrdail, M. (1998) ''Das lyrische Werk von Seán Ó Ríordáin'' In: Rudolf Radler (eds). Kindlers neues Literatur Lexikon. Munich: Kindler Verlag. , pp.238-240 [Details]

Edited Books

Nic Congáil, R., Nic Eoin, M., Ní Úrdail, M., Ó Liatháin, P., Uí Chollatáin, R (Ed.). (2015) Litríocht na Gaeilge ar fud an domhain: cruthú, caomhnú agus athbheochan. Baile Átha Cliath: LeabhairCOMHAR. Available Online [Details]
Nic Congáil, R., Nic Eoin, M., Ní Úrdail, M., Ó Liatháin, P., Uí Chollatáin, R (Ed.). (2015) Litríocht na Gaeilge ar fud an domhain: critic, cultúr agus comhthéacs comhaimseartha. Baile Átha Cliath: LeabhairCOMHAR. Available Online [Details]
Breatnach, C., Ní Úrdail, M (Ed.). (2015) 'Aon don éigse': essays marking Osborn Bergin's centenary lecture on bardic poetry (1912). Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. Available Online [Details]
Ní Úrdail, M., Mac Giolla Léith, C (Ed.). (2014) Mo ghnósa leas an dáin. Aistí in ómós do Mháirtín Ó Direáin. An Daingean: An Sagart. Available Online [Details]
Ní Shiadhail, N., Ní Úrdail, M., uí Ógáin, R (Ed.). (2013) Sealbhú an traidisiúin. Dublin: Folklore of Ireland Council. Available Online [Details]
Breatnach, P.A., Breatnach, C., Ní Úrdail, M (Ed.). (2007) Léann lámhscríbhinní Lobháin. The Louvain manuscript heritage. Dublin: National University of Ireland. Available Online [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

Ní Úrdail, M. (2018) ''Patrick Ferriter (1856-1924): an Irish scholar at home and abroad''. The American Journal of Irish Studies, 15 . [Details]
Ní Úrdail, M. (2018) ''Athfhéachaint ar bhailiúchán lámhscríbhinní an Fheiritéaraigh''. Éigse: a Journal of Irish Studies, 40 . [Details]
Ní Úrdail, M. (2018) ''Pádraig Feiritéar (1856-1924): scoláire Gaeilge sa bhaile is i gcéin'. The American Journal of Irish Studies, 15 . [Details]
Ní Úrdail, M. (2018) ''Oidhreacht na lámhscríbhinní Gaeilge: roinnt seod ó Ollscoil Mhá Nuad''. Léachtaí Cholm Cille, 48 . [Details]
Ní Úrdail, M. (2017) ''Cnósach luachmhar seanráite as lámhscríbhinn Feiritéar 1''. Béaloideas - The Journal of the Folkore of Ireland Society, 85 :62-121. [Details]
Ní Úrdail, M. (2016) ''Ón gCnocán Aoibhinn go dtí Londain Shasana: Tomás 'an tSneachta' Ó Conchubhair (1798-c. 1870)''. Celtica, 28 :89-122. [Details]
Ní Úrdail, M. (2014) ''The battle of Clontarf story and Gortnaclea''. Laois Heritage Society Journal, 7 :131-135. [Details]
Ní Úrdail, M. (2015) ''The Ó Longáin scribal family''. Irisleabhar Mhá Nuad, :3-40. [Details]
Ní Úrdail, M. (2013) ''Ludwig Christian Stern, 'ollamh is seanchaidhe'''. Léachtaí Cholm Cille, 43 :21-57. [Details]
Ní Úrdail, M. (2013) ''An elegy on the death of Fr Nicholas Sheehy''. Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie, 60 :151-173. Link to full text [Details]
Ní Úrdail, M. (2013) ''Observations on the text known as the Leabhar Oiris''. Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis. Studia Celtica Upsaliensia, 9 :149-166. [Details]
Ní Úrdail, M. (2012) ''A poem on the adventures abroad and death of Donnchadh son of Brian Bóraimhe''. Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie, 59 :169-199. Link to full text [Details]
Ní Úrdail, M. (2008) ''Brian Merriman: guth aonair?''. Éigse: a Journal of Irish Studies, 36 :169-194. [Details]
Ní Úrdail, M. (2008) ''The literary legacy of Keating's Foras Feasa ar Éirinn''. Irish Texts Society Subsidiary Series, 19 :52-67. [Details]
Ní Úrdail, M. (2007) ''Some observations on the Dublin Annals of Inisfallen''. Eriu, 57 :133-153. Link to full text [Details]
Ní Úrdail, M. (2007) ''Foras Feasa ar Éirinn: establishing a literary canon''. Éigse: a Journal of Irish Studies, Publications 1 :139-167. [Details]
Ní Úrdail, M. (2007) ''The representation of the feminine: some evidence from Irish-language sources''. Eighteenth-Century Ireland, 22 :133-150. [Details]
Ní Úrdail, M. (2005) ''Annála Inse Faithleann an ochtú céad déag agus cath Chluain Tarbh''. Eighteenth-Century Ireland, 20 :104-119. [Details]
Ní Úrdail, M. (2004) ''Seachadadh agus seachadóirí téacsaí san ochtú agus sa naoú céad déag''. Studia Hibernica, 32 :75-98. Link to full text [Details]
Ní Úrdail, M. (2004) ''Seachadadh Cath Cluana Tarbh sna lámhscríbhinní''. Léachtaí Cholm Cille, 34 :179-215. [Details]
Ní Úrdail, M. (2003) ''Two poems attributed to Muireadhach Albanach Ó Dálaigh''. Eriu, 53 :19-52. Link to full text [Details]
Ní Úrdail, M. (2002) ''Máire Bhuí Ní Laoghaire: 'file an rilleadh cainte'''. Eighteenth-Century Ireland, 17 :146-156. [Details]
Ní Úrdail, M. (2000) ''Dán ar Mhurchadh mac Briain Bhóraimhe agus Ríoghain Átha Cliath''. Éigse: a Journal of Irish Studies, 32 :59-76. [Details]

Other Journals

Ní Úrdail, M. (2015) ''Ag tógaint ar chlocha mullaigh na litríochta'' Feasta 68 (1) :13-14. [Details]
Ní Úrdail, M. (2012) ''Adhlacadh mo mháthar'' Comhar 72 (7) :22-23. [Details]
Ní Úrdail, M. (1999) ''An Triail le Mairéad Ní Ghráda'' Feasta 52 (5) :11-14. [Details]
Ní Úrdail, M. (1994) ''The literary traditions of the O'Mahonys: Irish and European connections'' Irisleabhar Uí Mhathúna 17 :3-9. [Details]

Conference Publications

Ní Úrdail, M. (1999) 'Ogham Órdha in den späteren irisch-gälischen Handschriften' . In: Stefan Zimmer, Rolf Ködderitzsch, Arndt Wigger eds. Das zweite deutsche Keltologen-Symposium University of Bonn, , 02-APR-97 - 04-APR-97 , pp.149-162 Link to full text [Details]
Ní Úrdail, M. (1997) 'On the colophons, correspondence and notes of the Ó Longáin manuscripts' . In: Hildegard L.C. Tristram eds. Medieval insular literature between the oral and the written University of Freiburg, , 23-JUN-96 - 25-JUN-96 , pp.221-247 [Details]
Ní Úrdail, M. (1996) 'Oralisierung: der Fall der Handschrift RIA 12 Q 13' . In: Hildegard L.C. Tristram eds. (Re)Oralisierung University of Freiburg, , 23-JUN-94 - 25-JUN-94 , pp.263-282 [Details]
Ní Úrdail, M. (1993) 'Cath Chluana Tarbh' . In: Martin Rockel, Stefan Zimmer eds. Erstes deutsprachiges Symposium Humboldt Universität, Berlin, , 08-APR-92 - 10-APR-92 , pp.183-198 [Details]
                                               

Electronic Publication

Ní Úrdail, M. (2017) 'Lámhscríbhinní an Fheiritéaraigh: gearrliosta seiceála'. Electronic Publication Available Online [Details]
 

Reviews

Ní Úrdail, M. (2006) 'Irish song-craft and metrical practice since 1600'. Dublin: Reviews [Details]
Ní Úrdail, M. (2005) 'Scottish Gaelic Studies XVIII'. Dublin: Reviews [Details]
Ní Úrdail, M. (2002) 'Béarrach mná ag caint: seanchas Mháiréad Ní Mhionacháin'. Dublin: Reviews [Details]
Ní Úrdail, M. (2001) 'Britannia et Hibernia: nationale und kulurellen Identitäten im Irland des 17. Jahrhunderts'. Tübingen: Reviews [Details]
Ní Úrdail, M. (1996) 'Úrchúrsa Gaeilge'. Tübingen: Reviews [Details]
Ní Úrdail, M. (1993) 'Clár lámhscríbhinní Gaeilge Choláiste Ollscoile Chorcaí'. Dublin: Reviews [Details]
               

Monographs:- Peer Reviewed

Ní Úrdail, M. (2011) Cath Cluana Tarbh. 'The battle of Clontarf'. Monographs:- Peer Reviewed [Details]
Ní Úrdail, M. (2006) Éigse: a journal of Irish studies. Dublin: Monographs:- Peer Reviewed [Details]
Ní Úrdail, M. (2000) The scribe in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Ireland: motivations and milieu. Monographs:- Peer Reviewed [Details]
                           

Articles

Ní Úrdail, M. (2009) 'Ciarán Ó Con Cheanainn 1981-2009'. Dublin: Articles Link to full text [Details]

Educational Articles

Ní Úrdail, M. (2003) 'Gaelic scribes and scribal traditions'. Dublin: Educational Articles [Details]
Ní Úrdail, M. (2003) 'Mícheál Coimín'. Dublin: Educational Articles [Details]
Ní Úrdail, M. (2003) 'Donnchadh Rua Mac Con Mara'. Dublin: Educational Articles [Details]
Ní Úrdail, M. (2003) 'Máire Bhuí Ní Laoghaire'. Dublin: Educational Articles [Details]
Ní Úrdail, M. (2003) 'Mícheál Óg Ó Longáin'. Dublin: Educational Articles [Details]
Ní Úrdail, M. (2003) 'Seán Ó Coileáin'. Dublin: Educational Articles [Details]
                               

Research

Research Interests

The Irish manuscript tradition; Ireland's vernacular written tradition from medieval times to the nineteenth century; evidence for the dynamic role of the scribe as creator and re-creator of narrative in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Ireland; narrative discourse and historical representation; the complementary relationship between script and print in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Ireland; contemporary Irish writing and its heritage.
 
Traidisiún lámhscríbhinní na Gaeilge; an traidisiún dúchais scríofa ó aimsir na meánaoiseanna anall go dtí an naoú céad déag; ról cruthaitheach an scríobhaí in Éirinn san ochtú agus sa naoú céad déag; dioscúrsa scéil agus an t-athláithriú stairiúil; an gaol ceachtartha idir mheáin na scripte agus an chló san ochtú agus sa naoú céad déag in Éirinn; scríbhneoireacht chomhaimseartha na Gaeilge agus a hoidhreacht.
 

Current Projects:

  • The Bergin Papers in the Archive of the School of Celtic Studies, in collaboration with the School of Celtic Studies, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies
  • UCD's Ferriter Manuscript Collection: a Transatlantic Enterprise, in collaboration with Glucksman Ireland House, NYU Center for Irish Studies
  • Torthaí na Réabhlóide 1912-23


Tionscnaimh Reatha:

  • Páipéirí Bergin, i bpáirt le Scoil an Léinn Cheiltigh, Institiúid Ard-Léinn Bhaile Átha Cliath
  • Bailiúchán Lámhscríbhinní an Fheiritéaraigh, i bpáirt le hionad an Léinn Éireannaigh, Glucksman Ireland House, NYU Center for Irish Studies
  • Torthaí na Réabhlóide 1912-23



Research Projects

Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : OBRSS Research Support Scheme
Start Date / End Date : 01-NOV-16 / 31-OCT-19

Recent Postgraduates

MA:
  • Peig Sayers: ní bheidh a leithéid ann arís (Peig Sayers: such a person will never be found again)

  • Féiniúlacht agus an náisiún i bhfilíocht na Gaeilge c.1790-1830 (Identity and the nation in Irish-language poetry c.1790-1830)

  • Cáit Ní Mhuimhneacháin: amhránaí ó Mhúscraí (Cáit Ní Mhuimhneacháin: a singer from Muskerry)

  • Trí shúile an fhile féin: an léargas comhaimseartha atá le fáil i saothar Sheáin Uí Thuama an Ghrinn (Through the poet's own eyes: contemporary insights found in the work of Seán Ó Tuama an Ghrinn
  • Trí eiseamláir de sheánra an úrscéil stairiúil Ghaeilge: úrscéalta stairiúla Liam Mhic Chóil (Three examples from the Irish historical novel genre: the historical novels of Liam Mac Cóil)
  • Samhlaíocht na Críostaíochta i ndialann agus i bhfilíocht Sheáin Uí Ríordáin (The imagination of Christianity in the diary and poetry of Seán Ó Ríordáin)

 

PhD:

  • 'An dá ghabháil déag: staidéar ar mhúnlaí, malairtí, agus tionchar cruthaitheach i seachadaíocht an amhráin thraidisiúnta ('The twelve renderings: a study of form, variation and creative influence in the transmission of the traditional song)
  • Conspóidí creidimh 1818-c.1848: roinnt fianaise ó fhilíocht na Gaeilge (Religious controversies 1818-c.1848: some evidence from Irish-language poetry)
  • Hiberno-English in Modern Irish literature: the use of dialect in Joyce, O'Brien, Shaw and Friel
  • Caointeoireacht na Gaeilge - béalaireacht agus litearthacht (Lamentation in Irish: orality and literacy)


 

Teaching

Teaching Philosophy

Teaching is a collaborative process. Expertise on the part of the teacher and a willingness to learn on the part of the learner are vital. I believe that students should develop structural and critical thinking, as well as participate actively and with confidence to ensure their effective learning.
       

Innovation & Leadership

First-Class Honours H.Dip.Ed. (1988); Award of Excellence in Teaching of Winning Student in the Celtic Studies & Irish Category, The Undergraduate Awards of Ireland and Northern Ireland (2011, 2014); NUI Publication Grant (2000, 2012).

Collaborators

Internal Collaborators

UCD School of History and Archives in marking the millennium of the Battle of Clontarf (2014).
See http://historyhub.ie/commemorating-clontarf-1014-through-the-ages

UCD's Humanities Institute in organizing and hosting annual international conferences in Celtic Studies (2011-).

Involved in delivery of Irish Studies' modules to Study Abroad students (2010-).

Co-ordinator of Irish and Celtic Studies, a postgraduate research strand in UCD's College of Arts and Celtic Studies,  fostering interdisciplinary networks both at national and international level (2006-2007).

 


 

External Collaborators

Committee member of an international conference Torthaí na Réabhlóíde 1913-1923 in collaboration with University of Notre Dame, SMU Halifax, St. Patrick's College DCU, UL and the Pearse Museum as part of UCD's Decade of Commemorations (19-20 February 2016).

School of Celtic Studies, the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, in working on the Bergin Papers in the Archive of the School of Celtic Studies.

The Royal Irish Academy, Dublin, in a lunchtime lecture series 'Scribing for Ireland' (October 2015).
See https://www.ria.ie/news-events/media/audio

The Royal Irish Academy, Dublin, in a lunchtime lecture series to commemorate the millennium of the Battle of Clontarf (March 2014).
See https://www.ria.ie/lunchtime-lecture-series-1014-battle-clontarf

Committee member of an international conference Litríocht na Gaeilge ar fud an Domhain ('Irish Literature Worldwide'), organized as a joint venture between UCD's School of Irish, Celtic Studies, Irish Folklore & Linguistics and the Irish Department, St. Patrick's College, DCU (20-22 February 2014).
See http://www.ucd.ie/ucdtoday/2014/01-SPRING-2014/06-focus-on-campus/index.html 
See https://www.spd.dcu.ie/site/gaeilge/Comhdhail14.shtml