Marcus Mac Coinnigh

Marcas Mac Coinnigh is the Senior Fulbright Irish Language Scholar at the Department of Irish Language and Literature for 2010-11. He is originally from Omagh, Co. Tyrone. He holds a BA in Irish Language and Literature (First Class Honors) and a PhD in Irish Language from the University of Ulster.

He previously held the Vera Furness Research Fellowship at the University of Ulster (2003-2006) where he worked on A Concise Dictionary of Modern Irish. In 2006 he received an IRCHSS Post-doctoral Fellowship to conduct research in the Department of Modern Irish, University College Cork, on the subject of Irish proverbial collections. He is currently a lecturer in Irish and Celtic Studies at Queen’s University Belfast (2007–), where he teaches courses on Irish language and literature, folklore studies and Irish translation studies.

Whilst at Notre Dame, he conducted research in the field of Irish paremiology and paremiography, and taught courses on Irish folklore and Irish proverb studies.