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The Shanachie, Volume 30, Number 1, Connecticut Irish-American Historical Society 2018 Sacred Heart University

The Shanachie, Volume 30, Number 1, Connecticut Irish-American Historical Society

The Shanachie (CIAHS)

Irish Yale prof James W. Toumey led 10-year fight that saved Sleeping Giant --When Katie O’Neill Regan of Hamden got involved in planning a family reunion, the end result was the renting of six houses in County Kerry, and a weeklong shindig of more than 40 kinfolk from the United States, Ireland and England --Connecticut Irishtown: Hamden --Four hundred men from Hamden served in the United States military during World War I. At least 75 of them were of Irish ancestry or natives of Ireland.


Gaelic Scotland And Post-Colonial Readings, Carla Sassi 2017 University of Verona

Gaelic Scotland And Post-Colonial Readings, Carla Sassi

Studies in Scottish Literature

A review of Silke Strohe's book Gaelic Scotland in the Colonial Imagination: Anglophone Writing from 1600 to 1900 (2017), setting it in the context of Strohe's earlier work on Gaelic literature in the same period and of developments in the post-colonial theory as applied in interdisciplinary Scottish studies.


Get Thee To A Nunnery: Unruly Women And Christianity In Medieval Europe, Sarah E. Wolfe 2017 East Tennessee State University

Get Thee To A Nunnery: Unruly Women And Christianity In Medieval Europe, Sarah E. Wolfe

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This thesis will argue that the Beowulf Manuscript, which includes the poem Judith, Saxo Grammaticus’s Gesta Danorum, and the Old-Norse-Icelandic Laxdæla saga highlight and examine the tension between the female pagan characters and their Christian authors. These texts also demonstrate that Queenship grew fragile after the spread of Christianity, and women’s power waned in the shift between pre-Christian and Christian Europe.


When We Were Monsters: Ethnogenesis In Medieval Ireland 800-1366, Dawn A. Seymour Klos 2017 The University of Southern Mississippi

When We Were Monsters: Ethnogenesis In Medieval Ireland 800-1366, Dawn A. Seymour Klos

Master's Theses

Ethnogenesis, or the process of identity construction occurred in medieval Ireland as a reaction to laws passed by the first centralized government on the island. This thesis tracks ethnogenesis through documents relating to change in language, custom, and law. This argument provides insight into how a new political identity was rendered necessary by the Anglo-Irish. Victor Turner’s model of Communitas structures the argument as each stage of liminality represents a turning point in the process of ethnogenesis.

1169 marked a watershed moment as it began the Anglo-Norman invasion of Ireland. English nobles brought with them ideas of centralized power ...


Mysterious Symbols In The North: An Analysis Of Scotland's Pictish Symbol Stones, Leah M. Tray 2017 University of Wyoming

Mysterious Symbols In The North: An Analysis Of Scotland's Pictish Symbol Stones, Leah M. Tray

Honors Theses AY 16/17

During the Roman occupation and conquest of regions that today form England and Scotland, Roman generals and historians wrote of the people they found living in these frozen regions of the world. The Romans referred to these populations as Pictii or the ‘painted people’, but provided little information about them. Nearly two thousand years after the disappearance of any mention of Pictish culture, the rocks that they inscribed with symbols are found in the archaeological record and scholars wonder about the meaning of these symbols. The distribution of some common symbols throughout Scotland may help provide an answer. In this ...


Locating Place And Landscape In Early Insular Literature, A. Joseph McMullen, Kristen Carella 2017 Harvard University/Centenary University

Locating Place And Landscape In Early Insular Literature, A. Joseph Mcmullen, Kristen Carella

Journal of Literary Onomastics

No abstract.


Genre Construction: The Creation Of The Dinnshenchas, Kevin Murray 2017 University College, Cork

Genre Construction: The Creation Of The Dinnshenchas, Kevin Murray

Journal of Literary Onomastics

No abstract.


Boring And Elusive? The Dindshenchas As A Medieval Irish Genre, Dagmar Schlüter 2017 The College at Brockport: State University of New York

Boring And Elusive? The Dindshenchas As A Medieval Irish Genre, Dagmar Schlüter

Journal of Literary Onomastics

No abstract.


Unique Onomastic Information In The Lebor Na Huidre Táin, Matthew Holmberg 2017 Harvard University

Unique Onomastic Information In The Lebor Na Huidre Táin, Matthew Holmberg

Journal of Literary Onomastics

No abstract.


Imag(In)Ing The Holy Places: A Comparison Between The Diagrams In Adomnán’S And Bede’S De Locis Sanctis, Patrick P. O'Neill 2017 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Imag(In)Ing The Holy Places: A Comparison Between The Diagrams In Adomnán’S And Bede’S De Locis Sanctis, Patrick P. O'Neill

Journal of Literary Onomastics

No abstract.


Preaching The Landscape In The Blickling Homilies, Danielle Cudmore 2017 Halmstad University

Preaching The Landscape In The Blickling Homilies, Danielle Cudmore

Journal of Literary Onomastics

No abstract.


The Power Of Place: Colonization Of The Anglo-Saxon Landscape By Royal And Religious Ideologies, Samantha Leggett 2017 University of Cambridge

The Power Of Place: Colonization Of The Anglo-Saxon Landscape By Royal And Religious Ideologies, Samantha Leggett

Journal of Literary Onomastics

No abstract.


Voices On Campus: Claire Culleton On Irish Art At The Olympic Games, Claire Culleton 2017 Bridgewater State University

Voices On Campus: Claire Culleton On Irish Art At The Olympic Games, Claire Culleton

Bridgewater Review

In January 2017, BSU’s Irish Studies Program celebrated Irish Cultural Heritage Day on campus, which included a book launch, student research and study-abroad presentations, and Irish musical and step-dancing performances. A keynote address was delivered by Professor Claire Culleton from Kent State University’s Department of English, who spoke from a text entitled “Representing Irish Art at the Olympic Games,” parts of which were published previously in Estudios Irlandeses (2014) and appear here with the editor’s permission. Excerpts of her talk are included.


'When The Birds Spoke Gaelic': Periodization And Challenges Of Classification For Scottish Gaelic Literature, Michael Newton 2017 University of North Carolina

'When The Birds Spoke Gaelic': Periodization And Challenges Of Classification For Scottish Gaelic Literature, Michael Newton

Studies in Scottish Literature

Discusses issues of periodization in the history of Scottish Gaelic literature and argues for the importance of generic classification as a counterpoise to period because of the importance of literary traditions that cross conventional literary of historical period boundaries.


Sorley Maclean's Other Clearance Poems, Petra Johana Poncarová 2017 Charles University, Prague

Sorley Maclean's Other Clearance Poems, Petra Johana Poncarová

Studies in Scottish Literature

Discusses the treatment of the Highland Clearances, specifically the clearances from his home-island of Raasay, in the work of the Gaelic poet Sorley MacLean (Somhairle MacGill-Eain, 1911-1996), not only in his best-known Clearance poem "Hallaig," but in his prose writings, his major early sequence An Cuilithionn (1939, but not fully published till 2011), and several important shorter poems, “Am Putan Airgid” (“The Silver Button”), “‘Tha na beanntan gun bhruidhinn,’” and (more fully) “Sgreapadal.”


In Every Field A Fiddle: Historical Performance Practice In Irish Fiddle, Cole Hankins 2017 Georgia State University

In Every Field A Fiddle: Historical Performance Practice In Irish Fiddle, Cole Hankins

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Legends, Myths, And Facts Of Kylemore Abbey, Jennifer J. Fink 2017 Arcadia University

Legends, Myths, And Facts Of Kylemore Abbey, Jennifer J. Fink

Faculty Curated Undergraduate Works

Nestled in the side of a mountain in the west of Ireland is the iconic Kylemore Abbey Castle. This paper explores the history of this structure by examining the legends, myths, and facts behind it and the surrounding land. The myths and legends are linked to Ireland’s old Celtic beliefs and explain much of the interesting landscape surrounding the massive structure. Majority of the paper focuses on the factual history of Kylemore which starts from the first construction of the castle all the way to how it is being used today. The Victorian castle has had many owners throughout ...


The Shanachie, Volume 29, Number 2, Connecticut Irish-American Historical Society 2017 Sacred Heart University

The Shanachie, Volume 29, Number 2, Connecticut Irish-American Historical Society

The Shanachie (CIAHS)

A little bit of Ireland on the Connecticut River: Collinsville in the town of Canton --'Walk New Haven' books highlight historic sites in city's neighborhoods --Barnwell family settles in Stratford via Dublin and western N.Y. (by Paul R. Keroack).


The Shanachie, Volume 29, Number 1, Connecticut Irish-American Historical Society 2017 Sacred Heart University

The Shanachie, Volume 29, Number 1, Connecticut Irish-American Historical Society

The Shanachie (CIAHS)

A Sampler of 333 years of Irish Footprints in Milford:

Organized just 10 years ago, the Irish Heritage Society of Milford has a large and growing membership, a home, an annual festival and a busy schedule of events. Its latest goal is to publish a book about Irish people who have played roles in the shore town’s long history. Hopefully, this all-Milford issue of The Shanachie will make a wee contribution to that project. To learn more about Milford’s own exciting “Celtic Tiger,” go to www.milfordirish.org.


The Shanachie, Volume 29, Number 4, Connecticut Irish-American Historical Society 2017 Sacred Heart University

The Shanachie, Volume 29, Number 4, Connecticut Irish-American Historical Society

The Shanachie (CIAHS)

On Saturday, July 29, several dozen Irish currach rowers, turned the clock back to the 6th century on the waterfront at New London, a major New England seaport since the 17th century --The first Irishman fascinated by the Connecticut shoreline seems to have been Sir William Johnson, one of colonial America’s most influential, productive and flamboyant characters, who came to New London 250 years ago to recuperate --In August 1892, New London was chosen to host a three-week summer educational program that drew an estimated 600 Catholics, most of them Irish --Billiards skills brought fame and fortune to Long ...


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