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Cló an Druaidh - Cultúr Ársa na nGael don 21ú hAois / The Druid Press - Ancient Irish Culture for the 21st Century
This is a website of Cló an Druaidh / The Druid Press, which has been created to engage in and publish new and exciting research in Irish and English about the history, genealogy, law, myth, folklore, literature, language, and living tradition of Gaelic Ireland, both ancient and modern.
Research by Cló an Druaidh / The Druid Press
Cló an Druaidh / The Druid Press is currently engaged in significant research projects focused on Ireland's medieval church and hereditary ecclesiastical families. This research is led by Jerry Kelly, whose father was a storyteller, his grandfather a traditional musician, and his great-grandmother a friend of Na Daoine Maithe. When he learned to read, Jerry started with his grandfather's books filled with the history, myth, and folklore of Ireland, and hasn't stopped since.
Jerry holds a Master's Degree in Celtic Studies with distinction from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. He is also a graduate of Yale University and the Harvard Business School. His course-work and research at Trinity Saint David, Yale, and Harvard included Celtic linguistics, archaeology of the Western world and the Middle East, research methodologies with emphasis on Celtic Studies, Minoan & Mycenaean archaeology, the Celtic Arthur, Old Irish, Modern Irish, the Indo- European cultural expansion and its mythology, the Mabinogion, Celtic mythology, classical civilization including Greek and Roman religion and Homeric epic, early Irish Christianity, medieval Irish Christianity, the hereditary ecclesiastical families of Ireland, early Irish historical tales, and the early modern history of England and Celtic Cornwall, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland.
Irish Language & Cultural Activities
Jerry is a former Adjunct Professor of Irish Language and Culture at Fordham University. He has also taught Irish Language & Gaelic Culture in the Irish Studies Institute of Molloy College, at An Claidheamh Soluis / The Irish Arts Center in New York City, and at Scoil Ghaeilge Ghearóid Tóibín / The Gerry Tobin Irish Language School in Babylon, New York. In 2004, he helped re-organize Cumann Carad na Gaeilge / The Philo-Celtic Society and instituted its on-line Irish Language school in 2007.
He currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Irish Studies Institute of Molloy College, teaches Irish as a volunteer on behalf of Cumann Carad na Gaeilge / The Philo-Celtic Society (www.philo-celtic.com). and writes the Seanchas column for the Irish Language magazine AN GAEL. He is a member of the American Conference for Irish Studies.
Jerry is the author of a number of books including The Ancient Celtic Ancestry of the O'Brien Family (Druid Press, 2010), Before the Kilt - How The Irish and Scots Dressed in the 16th Century (Druid Press, 2011), An Chopail in Abairtí Aicme (Druid Press, 2012), The Copula in Classification Sentences (Druid Press, 2012), and Celts, Germans, Jews and Other Surprises at Roanoke: The Beginning of Multi-Ethnic America (Druid Press, 2013).
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