Getting the Words Right: A Festschrift in Honour of Eamon Maher

Published: 18 Jun, 2024

Festschrift honouring Dr Eamon Maher

Dr. Eamon Maher, a lecturer and researcher in the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, has been recently recognised for his services and contribution to Irish Studies. A group of his colleagues and friends from the Irish Studies and Franco-Irish Studies communities have come together to produce a collection of essays to acknowledge the unique intellectual and cultural impact the Director of the National Centre for Franco-Irish Studies based in TU Dublin, and General editor of the highly regarded academic book series Reimagining Ireland, has made in the past several decades.

In their Introduction, the editors of ‘Getting the Words Right’: A Festschrift in Honour of Eamon Maher mention how the honouree has made a vital contribution to the ever-increasing popularity of Irish Studies across the globe through his own publications, his role as a supervisor of graduate students, his encouragement of early career academics and his remarkable work as editor of a series that has to date 131 books in print, which is a remarkable achievement by any standards. They also mention the respect and affection in which Eamon is held by his colleagues and students and how pleasant it is to work with him on any project.

The 24 chapters are all written by colleagues who are at the top of their fields and who are very widely published. They treat of issues that Eamon has worked on over the years, focusing on the myriad connections between France and Ireland, the work of John McGahern and George Moore, translation, regionalism, commensality, Catholic identity and Guinness advertising.

The book is being launched on Tuesday 18th June at the American Conference for Irish Studies in Limerick and there will also be a launch this autumn in Dublin.