Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Prize

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

The Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Prize 2019

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.

Since 2014, the Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Prize has been 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@ucc.ie no later than 5pm, 30th July 2019. PDF or Word formats are preferable. The winner will be announced in September 2019;
  • Papers should not normally exceed 5,000 words in length, including footnotes.

Past Winners

Emma Anderson (Glasgow), ‘Medieval Irish Horns: Some New Perspectives’
Margaret Smith (St Louis), ‘Kinship and kingship: identity and authority in the Book of Lismore‘ (published Peritia, Vol. 27, 2016)
Joan Marie Gallagher (University of Glasgow), ‘Grounds for Divorce? Applying Naw Kynywedi Teithiauc to Math uab Mathonwy‘ (forthcoming in Peritia, Vol. 28, 2017)
Lars Nooij (Maynooth), ‘The Irish Material in the Stowe Missal Revisited’