Bardic Poetry Workshop

Trinity College Dublin


“The purpose of this one-day workshop will be to provide an overview of the status quo in the investigation and publication of Bardic poetry and an insight into the skills which need to be brought to bear on the material. The talks will focus on manuscript sources for the poetry itself, the use of grammatical tracts in the editing process, metrics in the editing process, translation, and the interpretation of the historical background.

The TCD Irish Department’s digital database of Bardic poetry together with Katharine Simms’ Bardic Database on the DIAS website will be central to proceedings.”

– Prof. Damian McManus, Chair of Early Irish, TCD.