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Title: Saol agus Saothar Gaeilge Enri Ui Mhuirgheasa
Author: Mac Seain , Conal
ISNI:       0000 0004 5915 459X
Awarding Body: Ulster University
Current Institution: Ulster University
Date of Award: 2015
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The primary objective of this thesis is to provide an objective critical assessment of the life and works of End 6 Muirgheasa (Henry Morris). 6 Muirgheasa was among the most prolific Irish Language folklorists of his time. His publications transcended many disciplines including antiquities, archaeology, philology and musicology. Influenced in his youth by leading contemporary scholars and folklorists including Joseph H. Lloyd and Dr Douglas Hyde, he published collections of folksongs and folk literature not to mention many articles relating to antiquities and archaeology. His publications demonstrate not only his zeal and dedication, but his extensive knowledge of manuscript and oral sources. After working his way through the primary education system as a monitor or assistant teacher, he studied for one year at St Patrick's Teacher Training College in Dublin. His legacy has ensured the preservation and publication of much of the surviving literary tradition of Gaelic Ulster. This thesis attempts to evaluate the value of his work as well as the motives which sustained 6 Muirgheasa's lifelong pursuit to collect and publish the poetry and literary gems of Ulster. Chapter 1 will discuss and contextualise his life with special reference to those who Influenced him during his youth including J.H. Lloyd and Douglas Hyde. Chapter 2 is concerned with his published works and offers a fresh appraisal of their merit in light of the various published review articles which evaluated their scholarly contribution. Chapter 3 will evaluate the various folklore collection methodologies employed by 6 Muirgheasa while Chapter 4 focuses on the contribution of those who assisted him in his collecting endeavours. Chapter 5 offers an overview and evaluation of his attempts to collect Irish manuscripts. Chapter 6 attempts to evaluate the methods employed by 6 Muirgheasa while editing texts. The final chapter, Chapter 7, will evaluate and contextualise his attempts to sanitise the material he edited.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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