Lecture:"The Irishman who Wrote a Dictionary by Hand"


Location: 1050 Nanovic Hall, Elizabeth E. Nanovic Seminar Room (View on map )

T. O’Neill Lane: The Irishman who Wrote a Dictionary by Hand

Lane’s Larger English-Irish Dictionary (1916) was the first full-size Irish dictionary to emerge during what is known as the Gaelic Revival period. It was conceived of, and written by, a talented and eccentric man called T. O’Neill Lane (1852-1915). He worked continually on his dictionary project throughout his eventful career path, and his very last act in life, it seems, was to sign a copy of his dictionary which had made it from the printers to West Limerick just in time. A little over a century later however, few outside the domain of Irish language studies have heard his name. Seaghan’s talk will detail reasons for remembering and commemorating this lexicographer in the 21st century.

Seaghan Mac an tSionnaigh

 Fulbright FLTA

 University of Notre Dame

 Mary Immaculate College, Limerick



Sponsored by the Fulbright Students’ Association, University of Notre Dame with support from the Nanovic Institute for European Studies.