Preliminary Notice

 An Rúraíocht


 24-27 June 2005

 National University of Ireland Maynooth

This is the second international conference devoted to the Ulster Cycle of tales and will be held at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Co. Kildare from 24 to 27 of June 2005. The conference will be hosted by the University’s Departments of Modern Irish and Old- and Middle Irish. In addition to the academic programme, a number of social events are planned, including a tour to some sites associated with the Ulster Cycle.

As with the first international conference on the Ulster Cycle (Belfast 1994), this second conference will provide a forum for papers and discussion on all aspects of the Ulster Cycle of tales. Relevant papers on language, literature, history, mythology and archaeology are invited. A formal paper call together with details of registration and accommodation etc. will be issued in the autumn.

Those wishing to receive further details about the conference can register their interest by contacting the Department of Modern Irish, NUI Maynooth, Co.Kildare, Ireland. E-mail: