Máirtín Coilféir

Assistant Professor

Máirtín Coilféir is from Navan, County Meath, Ireland, and teaches as a Celtic Studies professor at the University of St. Michael’s College. His poems have appeared in The Stinging Fly, Gorse, and Poetry Ireland Review, as well as the anthology Calling Cards, which was published by the Gallery Press last year and includes English translations by Paul Muldoon. Máirtín’s first book, Titley, was published in 2019 and was shortlisted for the Irish-language Book of the Year award.

Máirtín Coilféir holds a BA and PhD from Trinity College, Dublin and has worked in the National University of Ireland, Galway and University College, Dublin. His research interests include literature, translation, theatre, humour and ethics and his book on Irish-language writer Alan Titley is due for publication this spring. An editor of the academic journal Comhar Taighde, he is currently preparing a 1930s Irish translation of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn for publication. Professor Coilféir teaches the Irish language, modern Irish literature and history, and aspects of the manuscript tradition. Outside of class, he enjoys sport and the outdoors, writing and travelling.

Related courses

SMC241H1 – Celtic Cultures II: ModernSMC252H1S – Intermediate Irish Language IISMC347H1S – Traditional Music in Ireland and Scotland


Titley. LeabhairCOMHAR, 2018.

“Contemporary Theatre in the Irish Language.” The Palgrave Handbook on Contemporary Irish Theatre and Performance, Palgrave, 2018.

“Godots arrivent: More morality plays for our times.”Performing Ethos: International Journal of Ethics in Theatre & Performance, vol. 7, no. 1, October 2017, pp. 13-24.

“Tsechobh, Túrgénebh agus Púiscín na Gaeilge: nótaí ar Mhaighréad Nic Mhaicín, aistritheoir.” Comhar, vol. 76, no. 9, September 2016, pp 14-19.

“‘Cold, Mocking, Unmerciful’? Rabelasianism in Irish Literature.” American Journal of Irish Studies, no. 13, 2016, pp. 197-213.

“Fiche Bliain ag Bás: An Foréigean i Saothar Luath Alan Titley (1968-1987).” Iris Éireannach Nua/New Hibernia Review, vol19, no. 3, Autumn 2015, pp. 92-109.

“Eitic na fáilte san aistriúchán agus An Gúm (1929-1939)” An Réiviú 2, 2015.

Máirtín Coilféir, Assistant Professor, St. Michael's College
Máirtín Coilféir
Assistant Professor