Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Prize 2016

The winner of the 2016 Ó Cléirigh Prize for best graduate paper at the Irish Conference of Medievalists is Joan Marie Gallagher (University of Glasgow) for her paper entitled: “Grounds for Divorce? Applying Naw Kynywedi Teithiauc to Math uab Mathonwy”. Her paper will be now be considered for publication in Peritia.

The following are the terms and conditions for the Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Prize for best graduate paper.

The Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Prize 2016

The UCD Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Institute is a leading research institute in the field of Irish studies. It was founded in 2000 as part of the UCD-OFM (Orders of Friars Minor) Partnership which also initiated the transfer of the priceless Irish Franciscan archive to University College Dublin. The Institute supports researchers and promotes Irish studies through conferences, seminars and publications.

The Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Prize will be awarded to the best graduate paper submitted to, and delivered at, the ICM. The winning entrant will receive a prize of a €100 book token and will be offered the chance to publish in Peritia, the Journal of the Medieval Academy of Ireland. The adjudicating panel will be the ICM Committee in consultation with the editors of Peritia. The following terms and conditions apply:

  • All graduates currently registered for a degree at a recognised Third Level institution are eligible.
  • Papers should be submitted to icm.2016@nuim.ie no later than 5pm Friday 29th July. PDF or Word formats are preferable. The winner will be announced in September
  • Papers should not normally exceed 5000 words in length, including footnotes


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