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Online Lecture - Ogam: Ireland's oldest alphabet

Monday 1 March 2021, 1pm-2pm Armagh Robinson Library

In this free online lecture (to be delivered by Zoom), Damian McManus, Professor of Early Irish at Trinity College Dublin, will give a talk on 'Ogam: Ireland's oldest alphabet'. The illustrated talk will touch upon the origin of the Ogam alphabet, its nature, the Ogam inscriptions, their language, distribution, and date. A selection of photographs of Ogham monuments from Ireland and Britain will be shown along with illustrations from medieval Irish manuscripts.

Professor McManus is author of A guide to Ogam, joint editor of Stair na Gaeilge, and has published many articles in learned journals in Celtic Studies. 

Funded by the Department for Communities, the talk is part of a week of free online lunchtime lectures organised to link with Irish Language Week (Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia). The series is also designed to highlight Irish language items in the collection of Armagh Robinson Library, Northern Ireland's oldest public library, which is celebrating its 250th anniversary in 2021.

Cost: Free

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