Early Irish, sociolingusitics, modern Irish dialects, place-names, Irish traditional music.
BA Celtic Languages and Literature (First Class Honours), QUB, 1983
MA thesis, QUB, 1987 : An editiion of Aided Guill meic Carbada ocus Aided Gairb Glinne Rigi from The Book of Leinster
Certificate in Academic Legal Studies, QUB, 1995
My current research is based on a sociolingusitic study of the influence RTE Raidió na Gaeltachta has had on native Irish speakers in the Gaeltacht.