Irish and Celtic Studies Research Institute (ICSRI)


Director: Professor A.P. Ó Corráin

The Irish and Celtic Studies Research Institute is regarded as being at the forefront of Celtic Studies research internationally and the discipline has been designated an area of high importance in Ulster University’s research strategy. In the last research assessment (REF 2008), Celtic Studies at Ulster was ranked third in the UK out of 249 submissions in Modern Languages, with 75% of the Institute's research being deemed internationally excellent or world leading.

Researchers at the Institute carry out research across the breadth of the discipline, in particular in Celtic Philology and Linguistics, Early and Modern Irish Language and Literature, Scottish Gaelic, Welsh and Breton, and Irish Folklore. The Research Institute regularly hosts international conferences in Irish and Celtic Studies and our researchers sit on a wide range of national and international bodies, edit a variety of scholarly journals and direct a number of international research networks including Societas Celtologica Nordica and Societas Celto-Slavica.