Irish Chiefs’ and Clans’ Prize in Gaelic History 2024

Clans of Ireland (Finte na hÉireann), together with the Standing Council of Irish Chiefs and Chieftains (Buanchomhairle Thaoisigh hÉireann) and the History Department of Trinity College, Dublin alert their correspondents that the deadline for submission of essays is 1 June 2024.  

Entry is open to all persons over 18 years who are NOT on the academic staff of a history department in any third-level institution.

Encouraging evidence-based and original research is a chief aim of the Clans of Ireland. One palpable way to encourage this is to showcase excellence in scholarship which has been applied to researching, promoting and promulgating Irish-Gaelic history. 

Clans of Ireland and the Standing Council in association with the History Department of Trinity College, Dublin, and History Ireland magazine, offer a prize of €500 for the winning entrant. At the May 2025 Clans of Ireland Cultural Summit the winner will be invited to present their findings and be presented with the Ó Ceallaigh Dal gCais Perpetual Cup. Essays will be evaluated by Dr. Katharine Simms, Mr. Luke McInerney and the evaluation team.

Further information on this competition can be found HERE