Research Profile

Tomás L. Ó Murchú

Biography

Léachtóir i Roinn na Nua-Ghaeilge i gColáiste na hOllscoile, Corcaigh. 

Corcaíoch, a tógadh le Gaeilge, agus a bhfuil ceangal muintire aige leis an nGráig in iarthar Chorca Dhuibhne is ea Tomás L. Ó Murchú.

Is iad na réimsí scolártha is suim leis: forbairt agus saothrú na filíochta aiceanta ó c. 1600 ar aghaidh; traidisún amhránaíochta na Mumhan; foclóir iar-chlasaiceach na Gaeilge; teanga agus traidisiúin bhéil agus liteartha Chorca Dhuibhne.

Tá tréimhsí caite aige ag  léachtóireacht ar litríocht agus ar theanga na Gaeilge in Ollscoil Éireann, Gaillimh (2 bhliain), Ollscoil Ottawa, Canada (bliain), Ollscoil Mhá Nuad (bliain). 

Tá sé ina chathaoirleach ar Choiste Cheiliúradh an Bhlascaoid agus ina eagarthóir ar Iris Cheiliúradh an Bhlascaoid. 

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Lecturer at the Department of Modern Irish, University College, Cork.  

Tomás L. Ó Murchú is from Cork City, he is a native Irish speaker with close family ties to Gráig, in the Gaeltacht of west Corca Dhuibhne, County Kerry. 

Scholarly interests include: the development and cultivation of accentual Gaelic/Irish poetry from c. 1600; the folk-songs of Munster; post classical Gaelic/Irish lexicon; the language, oral traditions and literature of Corca Dhuibhne. 

He has lectured Irish language and literature at the National University of Ireland, Galway (two years), The University of Ottawa (one year), Maynooth University (one year). 

He is chairperson of Coiste Cheiliúradh an Bhlascaoid (Blasket Island commemoration committee) and also the editor of the Ceiliúradh an Bhlascaoid's annual journal 'Iris Cheiliúradh an Bhlascaoid'. 



Research Interests

Modern Irish 1250-present day

The development and cultivation of accentual Gaelic/Irish poetry from c. 1600.
Irish language manuscripts and the transmission of Gaelic literature. 
The folk-songs of Munster.
Post classical Gaelic/Irish lexicon.
The language, oral traditions and literature of Corca Dhuibhne.  

Publications

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2014)'The Language of Discontent in Séamas Óg Mac Coitir’s Elegies'
Ó Murchú, Tomás L. (2014) 'The Language of Discontent in Séamas Óg Mac Coitir’s Elegies' In: Handy, A and Ó Conchubhair, B (eds). The Language of Gender, Power and Agency in Celtic Studies. Galway, Ireland: Arlen House. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2016)'Caoineadh ar an Ridire Séamas mac Éamoinn Mac Coitir (c. 1630-1705)’ Is och im chliabh ’s is diachair phéine le hUilliam Mac Cartáin an Dúna'
Ó Murchú, Tomás L. (2016) 'Caoineadh ar an Ridire Séamas mac Éamoinn Mac Coitir (c. 1630-1705)’ Is och im chliabh ’s is diachair phéine le hUilliam Mac Cartáin an Dúna'. Eighteenth-Century Ireland, 31 :139-169 [Details]
(2016)'Caoineadh ar Shéamas Óg Mac Coitir (†1720)'
Ó Murchú, Tomás L. (2016) 'Caoineadh ar Shéamas Óg Mac Coitir (†1720)'. Eigse-A Journal Of Irish Studies, 39 :71-97 [Details]

Other Journals

 YearPublication
(2019)'Scéalta ón gCartlann'
Ní Mhuircheartaigh, Éadaoin & Ó Murchú, Tomás L. (2019) 'Scéalta ón gCartlann' Ceiliúradh An Bhlascaoid, 23 :111-127. [Details]
(2018)'An Sáspan Dubh agus deocha seirce eile'
Ó Murchú, Tomás L. (2018) 'An Sáspan Dubh agus deocha seirce eile' Ceiliúradh An Bhlascaoid, 22 :71-96. [Details]

Electronic Article

 YearPublication
(2019)M102: Lámhscríbhinn Chorcaíoch ón 18ú hAois’ MU Library Treasures.
Ó Murchú, Tomás L. (2019) M102: Lámhscríbhinn Chorcaíoch ón 18ú hAois’ MU Library Treasures. Electronic Article   [Details]

Foreword

 YearPublication
(2014)Brollach 'Novella Eile' le Pádraig Ó Cíobháin.
Ó Murchú, Tomás L. (2014) Brollach 'Novella Eile' le Pádraig Ó Cíobháin. Dublin, Ireland: Foreword [Details]

Review Articles

 YearPublication
(2019)'Fonn a Níos Fiach' (eag 2019) le Pádraig Ua Mhaoileoin in Feasta Iml 71, Nollaig 2019.
Ó Murchú, Tomás L. (2019) 'Fonn a Níos Fiach' (eag 2019) le Pádraig Ua Mhaoileoin in Feasta Iml 71, Nollaig 2019. Review Articles [Details]
(2013)Filí 4. Aodh Buí Mac Cruitín le Vincent Morley (Eag.) in Comhar. Iúil 2013 Iml. 73, Uimh. 7.
Ó Murchú, Tomás L. (2013) Filí 4. Aodh Buí Mac Cruitín le Vincent Morley (Eag.) in Comhar. Iúil 2013 Iml. 73, Uimh. 7. Ireland: Review Articles [Details]
(2012)‘Griffin-Wilson, Margo, (Hrsg.): The wedding poems of Dáibhí Ó Bruadair ... review’ in Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie Volume 59, Issue 1.
Ó Murchú, Tomás L. (2012) ‘Griffin-Wilson, Margo, (Hrsg.): The wedding poems of Dáibhí Ó Bruadair ... review’ in Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie Volume 59, Issue 1. Germany: Review Articles [Details]

Edited Conference Proceedings

 YearPublication
(2019)Ceiliúradh an Bhlascaoid 23 – Piaras Feiritéar (c. 1600-53) Beatha agus Saothar.
Liam P Ó Murchú, Pat Neligan, Tríona Ní Shíocháin and Éadaoin Ní Mhuircheartaigh (2019) Ceiliúradh an Bhlascaoid 23 – Piaras Feiritéar (c. 1600-53) Beatha agus Saothar. Dublin, Ireland: Edited Conference Proceedings [Details]
(2018)Ceiliúradh an Bhlascaoid 22 – Leigheas na Muintire agus Sláinte an Phobail.
Pádraig Ó Héalaí, Máirín Uí Chonchubhair, Tomás L. Ó Murchú, Ríonach Uí Ógáin (2018) Ceiliúradh an Bhlascaoid 22 – Leigheas na Muintire agus Sláinte an Phobail. Dublin, Ireland: Edited Conference Proceedings [Details]
(2017)Ceiliúradh an Bhlascaoid 21 – Seandálaíocht agus Dinnseanchas an Bhlascaoid.
Pádraig Ó Héalaí, Mícheál Ó Coileáin, Criostóir Mac Cárthaigh, Domhnall Mac an tSíthigh (2017) Ceiliúradh an Bhlascaoid 21 – Seandálaíocht agus Dinnseanchas an Bhlascaoid. Dublin, Ireland: Edited Conference Proceedings [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2014Ireland Canada University Foundation (ICUF) Scholarships Ireland Canada University Foundation (ICUF)
2008College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences, UCC, PhD Scholarship CACSSS, University College Cork
2007Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistantship (FLTA) Award Fulbright Ireland-USA

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2019)Uppsala Universitet, Celtic Section, Spring Seminar,
Ó Murchú, Tomás L. (2019) The People, Place, and the Language of Corca Dhuibhne in the Poetry of Michael Davitt. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Uppsala Universitet, Celtic Section, Spring Seminar, Celtic Section, Department of English, Uppsala University, Sweden . [Details]
(2019)Seodra na Gaeilge Leabharlann Ollscoil Mhá Nuad: Irish Language Treasures of Maynooth University Library,
Ó Murchú, Tomás L. (2019) M102: Lámhscríbhinn Chorcaíoch ón 18ú hAois. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Seodra na Gaeilge Leabharlann Ollscoil Mhá Nuad: Irish Language Treasures of Maynooth University Library, Russell Library, Maynooth University . [Details]
(2019)'An líon a bhailíonn gach iasc' Saol, Saothar agus Oidhreacht Michael Hartnett,
Ó Murchú, Tomás L. (2019) Micheal Hartnett agus an 'Longbhriseadh'. [Oral Presentation], 'An líon a bhailíonn gach iasc' Saol, Saothar agus Oidhreacht Michael Hartnett, Coláiste Mhuire gan Smál . [Details]
(2019)Tionól 2019 The School of Celtic Studies,Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies,
Ó Murchú, Tomás L. (2019) Macallaí Liteartha sna Marbhnaí do Shéamas Óg Mac Coitir. [Oral Presentation], Tionól 2019 The School of Celtic Studies,Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies . [Details]
(2019)Tales & Transmissions. Storytelling in Irish and Scottish Gaelic 700AD to the Present,
Ó Murchú, Tomás L. (2019) Versified Narrative – Love, Marriage and Love Charms’. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Tales & Transmissions. Storytelling in Irish and Scottish Gaelic 700AD to the Present, The Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic, The University of Cambridge . [Details]
(2017)Ceiliúradh an Bhlascaoid – Leigheas na Muintire agus Sláinte an Phobail,
Ó Murchú, Tomás L. (2017) An Sáspan Dubh agus deocha seirce eile. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Ceiliúradh an Bhlascaoid – Leigheas na Muintire agus Sláinte an Phobail, Ionad an Bhlascaoid Mhóir, Dún Chaoin, Co Chiarraí . [Details]
(2015)An Cumann Éire San Ochtú Céad Déag, Coláiste na hOllscoile, Corcaigh 12-13 Meitheamh 2015,
Ó Murchú, Tomás L. (2015) A shaoi na sua, is trua mar éagais ... Séamas Óg Mac Coitir (†1720). [Oral Presentation], An Cumann Éire San Ochtú Céad Déag, Coláiste na hOllscoile, Corcaigh 12-13 Meitheamh 2015, University College Cork . [Details]

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2008Modern Irish, University College Cork M.Phil.Clocha Scáil le Seán Ó Dálaigh (Common Noun): eagrán, stíl, teanga (2008).
2015Modern Irish, University College Cork PhDNa Marbhnaí do Shéamas Óg Mac Coitir (1689-1720)

Languages

 LanguageReadingWritingSpeaking
Irish FluentFluentFluent
English FluentFluentFluent
Old Irish FunctionalBasicNone

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