Professor/Head of Department
Nua Ghaeilge
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

T: +353-21-490-3000
E: p.omachain@ucc.ie
A native of Lismore, Co. Waterford, Pádraig Ó Macháin is a graduate of UCC and of the University of Edinburgh. He was appointed Professor of Modern Irish at UCC in 2012, having formerly held the position of Professor in the School of Celtic Studies, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. 

Research interests include Irish palaeography and Irish manuscript tradition: Pádraig was responsible for establishing and directing the Irish Script on Screen (ISOS) digitization project. He also pursues an active research interest in modern Irish literature, from A.D. 1200 to modern times. He is also committed to local history studies, and edits and publishes two journals in this field (Ossory Laois and Leinster, and An Linn Bhuí: Iris Ghaeltacht na nDéise).

<< Pádraig Ó Macháin's research interests include Irish palaeography and Irish manuscript tradition: he was responsible for establishing and directing the Irish Script on Screen (ISOS) digitization project (www.isos.dias.ie).

He also pursues an active research and publishing interest in modern Irish literature, from A.D. 1200 to contemporary times.

Pádraig is also committed to local history studies, and edits and publishes two journals in this field (Ossory Laois and Leinster (peer-reviewed), and An Linn Bhuí: Iris Ghaeltacht na nDéise).

Specialist research interests include: (1) Irish bardic poetry, 1200-1650; (2) early Modern Irish legal texts; (3) palaeography, codicology, scribal work and the creation of Irish manuscripts; (4) editorial procedures and textual history; (5) the transition from vellum to paper as writing material for Gaelic scribes; (6) definitions of patronage in the context of Irish literature; (7) rural unrest in pre-famine Ireland; (8) Gaelic literature and traditions of County Waterford; (9) history, literature and traditions of Counties Laois and Kilkenny.>>

Books

 YearPublication
(1990)Catalogue of Irish manuscripts in the National Library of Ireland XI.
Pádraig Ó Macháin (1990) Catalogue of Irish manuscripts in the National Library of Ireland XI. Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. [Details]
(1991)Catalogue of Irish manuscripts in Mount Melleray Abbey Co. Waterford.
Pádraig Ó Macháin (1991) Catalogue of Irish manuscripts in Mount Melleray Abbey Co. Waterford. Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. [Details]
(1995)Riobard Bheldon: amhráin agus dánta.
Pádraig Ó Macháin (1995) Riobard Bheldon: amhráin agus dánta. Dublin: Poddle Press. [Details]
(1996)Catalogue of Irish manuscripts in the National Library of Ireland XIII.
Pádraig Ó Macháin; Nessa Ní Shéaghdha (1996) Catalogue of Irish manuscripts in the National Library of Ireland XIII. Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. [Details]
(1998)Téacs agus údar i bhFilíócht na Scol.
Pádraig Ó Macháin (1998) Téacs agus údar i bhFilíócht na Scol. Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. [Details]
(2005)Like sun gone down: selections from the writings of John Canon O'Hanlon.
Pádraig Ó Macháin; Tony Delaney (2005) Like sun gone down: selections from the writings of John Canon O'Hanlon. Kilkenny: Galmoy Press. [Details]
(2007)Six years in Galmoy: rural unrest in County Kilkenny 1819-1824.
Pádraig Ó Macháin (2007) Six years in Galmoy: rural unrest in County Kilkenny 1819-1824. Dublin: Poddle Press. [Details]
(2008)Ghaibh a leithéid an tslí tráth.
Pádraig Ó Macháin; Pádraig Ó Fiannúsa (2008) Ghaibh a leithéid an tslí tráth. Waterford: Cló Cois Móire. [Details]
(2010)The Book of the O'Conor Don: essays on an Irish manuscript.
Pádraig Ó Macháin (2010) The Book of the O'Conor Don: essays on an Irish manuscript. Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2013)'Tadhg Ó Rodaighe and his school: aspects of patronage and poetic practice at the close of the bardic era'
Ó Macháín, Pádraig (2013) 'Tadhg Ó Rodaighe and his school: aspects of patronage and poetic practice at the close of the bardic era' In: Seán Duffy (eds). Princes, prelates and poets in Medieval Ireland: essays in honour of Katharine Simms. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [No details]
(2013)'Maghnus Ó Conchubhair, Rí Connacht (1288–1293): blogh dá dhuanaire'
Ó Macháin, Pádraig (2013) 'Maghnus Ó Conchubhair, Rí Connacht (1288–1293): blogh dá dhuanaire' In: Seán Ó Coileáin, Liam P. Ó Murchú, Pádraigín Riggs (eds). Séimhfhear suairc: aistí in ómós don Ollamh Breandán Ó Conchúir. Dingle: An Sagart. [No details]
(2013)'The word in the margins'
Pádraig Ó Macháin (2013) 'The word in the margins' In: Salvador Ryan and Brendan Leahy (eds). Treasures of Irish Christianity Volume II: a people of the word. Dublin: Veritas. [No details]
(2004)'Dhá théacs dlí'
Pádraig Ó Macháin (2004) 'Dhá théacs dlí' In: J. Carey; M. Herbert; K. Murray (eds). Cín Chille Cúile: texts, saints and places: essays in honour of Pádraig Ó Riain. Aberystwyth: Celtic Studies Publications. [Full Text] [No details]
(2009)'Irish manuscripts in the nineteenth century'
Pádraig Ó Macháin (2009) 'Irish manuscripts in the nineteenth century' In: Bernadette Cunningham and Siobhán Fitzpatrick (eds). Treasures of the Royal Irish Academy Library. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. [No details]
(2009)'Bardic poetry in the Academy's collection of Irish manuscripts'
Pádraig Ó Macháin (2009) 'Bardic poetry in the Academy's collection of Irish manuscripts' In: Bernadette Cunningham; Siobhán Fitzpatrick (eds). Treasures of the Royal Irish Academy Library. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. [No details]
(2009)'An Irish manuscript at Glin Castle'
Pádraig Ó Macháin (2009) 'An Irish manuscript at Glin Castle' In: Tom Donovan (eds). The Knights of Glin: seven centuries of change. Limerick: Glin Publications. [Full Text] [No details]
(2010)'Irish script on Screen: the growth and development of a manuscript digitisation project'
Pádraig Ó Macháin (2010) 'Irish script on Screen: the growth and development of a manuscript digitisation project' In: Franz Fischer; Christiane Fritze; Georg Vogeler (eds). Codicology and palaeography in the digital age 2. Norderstedt: Books on Demand. [No details]
(2010)'An introduction to the Book of the O'Conor Don'
Padraig Ó Macháin (2010) 'An introduction to the Book of the O'Conor Don' In: The Book of the O'Conor Don: essays on an Irish manuscript. Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. [No details]
(2011)'Observations on the manuscript of Tadhg Ó Cianáin'
Pádraig Ó Macháin (2011) 'Observations on the manuscript of Tadhg Ó Cianáin' In: Fearghus Ó Fearghail (eds). Tadhg Ó Cianáin: an Irish scholar in Rome. Dublin: Mater Dei Institute of Education. [No details]
(2011)'A nineteenth-century transcript of Ó Cianáin's manuscript'
Pádraig Ó Macháin; Fearghus Ó Fearghail (2011) 'A nineteenth-century transcript of Ó Cianáin's manuscript' In: Fearghus Ó Fearghail (eds). Tadhg Ó Cianáin: an Irish scholar in Rome. Dublin: Mater Dei Institute of Education. [No details]
(2012)'The Irish book of hymns'
Pádraig Ó Macháin (2012) 'The Irish book of hymns' In: Salvador Ryan; Brendan Leahy (eds). Treasures of Irish Christianity: people and places, images and texts. Dublin: Veritas. [No details]

Edited Books

 YearPublication
(2012)
Ó Macháin, Pádraig (Ed.). (2012) Ossory, Laois and Leinster 5. Crosspatrick, Co. Kilkenny: OLL. [Details]
(2013)
Pádraig Ó Macháin and Aoibheann Nic Dhonnchadha (Ed.). (2013) An Linn Bhuí: Iris Ghaeltacht na nDéise 17. Crois Phádraig: Leabhair na Linne. [Details]
(1997)
Pádraig Ó Macháin; Aoibheann Nic Dhonnchadha (Ed.). (1997) An Linn Bhuí: Iris Ghaeltacht na nDéise 1. Dublin: Leabhair na Linne. [Details]
(1998)
Pádraig Ó Macháin; Aoibheann Nic Dhonnchadha (Ed.). (1998) An Linn Bhuí: Iris Ghaeltacht na nDéise 2. Dublin: Leabhair na Linne. [Details]
(1999)
Pádraig Ó Macháin; Aoibheann Nic Dhonnchadha (Ed.). (1999) An Linn Bhuí: Iris Ghaeltacht na nDéise 3. Dublin: Leabhair na Linne. [Details]
(2000)
Pádraig Ó Macháin; Aoibheann Nic Dhonnchadha (Ed.). (2000) An Linn Bhuí: Iris Ghaeltacht na nDéise 4. Dublin: Leabhair na Linne. [Details]
(2001)
Pádraig Ó Macháin; Aoibheann Nic Dhonnchadha (Ed.). (2001) An Linn Bhuí: Iris Ghaeltacht na nDéise 5. Dublin: Leabhiar na Linne. [Details]
(2002)
Pádraig Ó Macháin; Aoibheann Nic Dhonnchadha (Ed.). (2002) An Linn Bhuí: Iris Ghaeltacht na nDéise 6. Dublin: Leabhair na Linne. [Details]
(2003)
Pádraig Ó Macháin; Aoibheann Nic Dhonnchadha (Ed.). (2003) An Linn Bhuí: Iris Ghaeltacht na nDéise 7. Dublin: Leabhair na Linne. [Details]
(2004)
Pádraig Ó Macháin; Aoibheann Nic Dhonnchadha (Ed.). (2004) An Linn Bhuí: Iris Ghaeltacht na nDéise 8. Dublin: Leabhair na Linne. [Details]
(2004)
Pádraig Ó Macháin (Ed.). (2004) Ossory, Laois and Leinster 1. Kilkenny: OLL. [Details]
(2005)
Pádraig Ó Macháin; Aoibheann Nic Dhonnchadha (Ed.). (2005) An Linn Bhuí: Iris Ghaeltacht na nDéise 9. Dublin: Leabhair na Linne. [Details]
(2006)
Pádraig Ó Macháin (Ed.). (2006) Ossory, Laois and Leinster 2. Kilkenny: OLL. [Details]
(2006)
Pádraig Ó Macháin; Aoibheann Nic Dhonnchadha (Ed.). (2006) An Linn Bhuí: Iris Ghaeltacht na nDéise 10. Dublin: Leabhair na Linne. [Details]
(2007)
Pádraig Ó Macháin; Aoibheann Nic Dhonnchadha (Ed.). (2007) An Linn Bhuí: Iris Ghaeltacht na nDéise 11. Dublin: Leabhair na Linne. [Details]
(2008)
Pádraig Ó Macháin (Ed.). (2008) Ossory, Laois and Leinster 3. Kilkenny: OLL. [Details]
(2008)
Pádraig Ó Macháin; Aoibheann Nic Dhonnchadha (Ed.). (2008) An Linn Bhuí: Iris Ghaeltacht na nDéise 12. Dublin: Leabhair na Linne. [Details]
(2009)
Pádraig Ó Macháin; Aoibheann Nic Dhonnchadha (Ed.). (2009) An Linn Bhuí: Iris Ghaeltacht na nDéise 13. Dublin: Leabhair an Linne. [Details]
(2010)
Pádraig Ó Macháin; Aoibheann Nic Dhonnchadha (Ed.). (2010) An Linn Bhuí: Iris Ghaeltacht na nDéise 14. Dublin: Leabhair na Linne. [Details]
(2010)
Pádraig Ó Macháin (Ed.). (2010) Ossory, Laois and Leinster 4. Kilkenny: OLL. [Details]
(2011)
Pádraig Ó Macháin; Aoibheann Nic Dhonnchadha (Ed.). (2011) An Linn Bhuí: Iris Ghaeltacht na nDéise 15. Dublin: Leabhair na Linne. [Details]
(2012)
Pádraig Ó Macháin; Aoibheann Nic Dhonnchadha (Ed.). (2012) An Linn Bhuí: Iris Ghaeltacht na nDéise 16. Dublin: Leabhair na Linne. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2013)'Three early poems by Fearghal Óg Mac an Bhaird, with notes on the duanaire of Domhnall Mac Suibhne'
Ó Macháin, Pádraig (2013) 'Three early poems by Fearghal Óg Mac an Bhaird, with notes on the duanaire of Domhnall Mac Suibhne' Dublin [Details]
(2013)'A Tipperary emigrant's manuscript'
Ó Macháin, Padraig (2013) 'A Tipperary emigrant's manuscript' [Details]
(2012)'A Gaelic link with Paris Anderson'
Ó Macháin, Pádraig (2012) 'A Gaelic link with Paris Anderson' Co. Kilkenny [Details]
(2013)'Eachtra Chaitlín Cúnún'
Pádraig Ó Macháin (2013) 'Eachtra Chaitlín Cúnún' Crois Phádraig [Details]
(2012)'Fr Séamas Ó Muraidheagh OP (c. 1703-1767): an Irish scribe and poet at Louvain'
Pádraig Ó Macháin (2012) 'Fr Séamas Ó Muraidheagh OP (c. 1703-1767): an Irish scribe and poet at Louvain' Armagh [Full Text] [Details]
(1986)'Ar bhás Chuinn Chéadchathaigh'
Pádraig Ó Macháin (1986) 'Ar bhás Chuinn Chéadchathaigh' Dublin [Details]
(1986)'Additional readings to some poems by Tadhg Dall Ó hUiginn'
Pádraig Ó Macháin (1986) 'Additional readings to some poems by Tadhg Dall Ó hUiginn' Dublin [Details]
(1987)'Rann ar Thadhg Dall'
Pádraig Ó Macháin (1987) 'Rann ar Thadhg Dall' Dublin [Details]
(1988)'An Irish manuscript in Edinburgh University Library'
Pádraig Ó Macháin (1988) 'An Irish manuscript in Edinburgh University Library' Aberdeen [Details]
(1992)'Job's gold in medieval Ireland'
Pádraig Ó Macháin (1992) 'Job's gold in medieval Ireland' [Details]
(1993)'Bás file'
Pádraig Ó Macháin (1993) 'Bás file' Dublin [Details]
(1997)'Additions to the collection of Irish manuscripts at Mount Melleray Abbey'
Pádraig Ó Macháin (1997) 'Additions to the collection of Irish manuscripts at Mount Melleray Abbey' Dublin [Details]
(1997)'Irish and Scottish traditions concerning Ceathrar do bhí ar uaigh an fhir'
Pádraig Ó Macháin (1997) 'Irish and Scottish traditions concerning Ceathrar do bhí ar uaigh an fhir' Dublin [Details]
(1997)'Patrick Carmody, Irish Scholar'
Pádraig Ó Macháin (1997) 'Patrick Carmody, Irish Scholar' Waterford [Details]
(1999)'Sagairt an Leasa'
Pádraig Ó Macháin (1999) 'Sagairt an Leasa' Dublin [Details]
(2000)'Sir Walter Scott's Irish manuscript'
Pádraig Ó Macháin (2000) 'Sir Walter Scott's Irish manuscript' Aberdeen [Details]
(2000)'Tomás na Sop agus Tadhg Ó hÁinle'
Pádraig Ó Macháin (2000) 'Tomás na Sop agus Tadhg Ó hÁinle' Dublin [Details]
(2000)'Michael Cavanagh of Cappoquin, 1822–1900'
Pádraig Ó Macháin; Thomas Overlander (2000) 'Michael Cavanagh of Cappoquin, 1822–1900' Waterford [Details]
(2001)'Litir Ghaelach, 1848'
Pádraig Ó Macháin (2001) 'Litir Ghaelach, 1848' Waterford [Details]
(2001)'Petticoat Loose'
Pádraig Ó Macháin (2001) 'Petticoat Loose' Dublin [Details]
(2001)'Political activity in Cappoquin in the 1840s: Michael Cavanagh's obituary of Hugh Collender'
Pádraig Ó Macháin; Thomas Overlander (2001) 'Political activity in Cappoquin in the 1840s: Michael Cavanagh's obituary of Hugh Collender' Dublin [Details]
(2003)'Tomás Ó Iceadha's translation of the Roman Missal'
Pádraig Ó Macháin (2003) 'Tomás Ó Iceadha's translation of the Roman Missal' Dublin [Details]
(2003)'Poems by Fearghal Óg Mac an Bhaird'
Pádraig Ó Macháin (2003) 'Poems by Fearghal Óg Mac an Bhaird' Dublin [Details]
(2003)'Cnuasach amhrán Liam Uí Lúbaigh'
Pádraig Ó Macháin (2003) 'Cnuasach amhrán Liam Uí Lúbaigh' [Details]
(2003)'Filíocht Athairneach I'
Pádraig Ó Macháín (2003) 'Filíocht Athairneach I' Dublin [Details]
(2004)'David Rothe's attestation in favour of William Brennan'
Pádraig Ó Macháin (2004) 'David Rothe's attestation in favour of William Brennan' Kilkenny [Details]
(2004)'Filíocht Athairneach II'
Pádraig Ó Macháin (2004) 'Filíocht Athairneach II' Dublin [Details]
(2005)'Beatha bheag Dhéagláin'
Pádraig Ó Macháin (2005) 'Beatha bheag Dhéagláin' Dublin [Details]
(2006)'Scribal practice and textual survival: the example of Uilliam Mac Mhurchaidh'
Pádraig Ó Macháin (2006) 'Scribal practice and textual survival: the example of Uilliam Mac Mhurchaidh' Aberdeen [Details]
(2006)'Seanmóintí Déiseacha san Irisleabhar'
Pádraig Ó Macháin (2006) 'Seanmóintí Déiseacha san Irisleabhar' Dublin [Details]
(2006)'General Sherman and Father Shearman'
Pádraig Ó Macháin (2006) 'General Sherman and Father Shearman' Kilkenny [Details]
(2007)'Two documents relating to Ó Conchubhair Donn'
Pádraig Ó Macháin (2007) 'Two documents relating to Ó Conchubhair Donn' Dublin [Details]
(2007)'A crosántacht for Uilliam Búrc'
Pádraig Ó Macháin (2007) 'A crosántacht for Uilliam Búrc' Dublin [Details]
(2007)'Teagasc an Athar de Bhál'
Pádraig Ó Macháin (2007) 'Teagasc an Athar de Bhál' Dublin [Details]
(2008)'Léiriú anaman agus altóra: teagasc an Athar de Bhál 2'
Pádraig Ó Macháin (2008) 'Léiriú anaman agus altóra: teagasc an Athar de Bhál 2' Dublin [Details]
(2008)'The flight of the poets: Eóghan Ruadh and Fearghal Óg Mac an Bhaird in exile'
Pádraig Ó Macháin (2008) 'The flight of the poets: Eóghan Ruadh and Fearghal Óg Mac an Bhaird in exile' Armagh [Details]
(2008)'The hand of Conall Ó Mórdha'
Pádraig Ó Macháin (2008) 'The hand of Conall Ó Mórdha' [Details]
(2009)'Gadaithe agus Gaibhne: teagasc an Athar de Bhál 3'
Pádraig Ó Macháin (2009) 'Gadaithe agus Gaibhne: teagasc an Athar de Bhál 3' Dublin [Details]
(2010)'Cíos, cás agus cathú: teagasc an Athar de Bhál 4'
Pádraig Ó Macháin (2010) 'Cíos, cás agus cathú: teagasc an Athar de Bhál 4' Dublin [Details]
(2010)'Tuileagna Ó Maoil Chonaire and the Book of Pottlerath'
Pádraig Ó Macháin (2010) 'Tuileagna Ó Maoil Chonaire and the Book of Pottlerath' Kilkenny [Full Text] [Details]
(2010)'An elegy for Seaán Óg Ó Dochartaigh'
Pádraig Ó Macháin (2010) 'An elegy for Seaán Óg Ó Dochartaigh' Dublin [Details]
(2011)'Fr Patrick Meany and the Dr Keating Society, 1860–1865'
Padraig Ó Macháin (2011) 'Fr Patrick Meany and the Dr Keating Society, 1860–1865' Dublin [Full Text] [Details]
(2011)'Dán le Pádraig Denn'
Pádraig Ó Macháin (2011) 'Dán le Pádraig Denn' Dublin [Details]
(2012)'Two Nugent manuscripts: the Nugent Duanaire and Queen Elizabeth's Primer'
Pádraig Ó Macháin (2012) 'Two Nugent manuscripts: the Nugent Duanaire and Queen Elizabeth's Primer' Navan [Full Text] [Details]
(2012)''Pádraig Ó Meachair agus Nioclás Mac Síthigh: dán agus amhrán um bheirt shagart'
Pádraig Ó Macháin (2012) ''Pádraig Ó Meachair agus Nioclás Mac Síthigh: dán agus amhrán um bheirt shagart' Dublin [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2013)Irish Europe, 1600-1650: writing and learning
Ó Macháin, Pádraig (2013) One glimpse of Ireland: the manuscript of Fr Nicolás (Fearghal Dubh) Ó Gadhra, OSA . In: Raymond Gillespie and Ruairí Ó hUiginn eds. Irish Europe, 1600-1650: writing and learning Dublin, , pp.135-162 [Details]
(1991)Metrik und Medienwechsel Metrics and Media
Pádraig Ó Macháin (1991) The Early Modern Irish prosodic tracts and the editing of Bardic Verse . In: Hildegard L. C. Tristram eds. Metrik und Medienwechsel Metrics and Media Freiburg and Tübingen, , pp.273-287 [Details]
(1994)Leachtaí Cholm Cille 24: an dán díreach
Pádraig Ó Macháin (1994) Tadhg Dall Ó hUiginn: foinse dá shaothar . In: Pádraig Ó Fiannachta eds. Leachtaí Cholm Cille 24: an dán díreach Maynooth, , pp.77-113 [Details]
(2000)Sixth Annual Conference of the North American Association for Celtic Language Teachers
Pádraig Ó Macháin; C. Mac Iomhaire; A. Nic Dhonnchadha; A. F. Smeaton (2000) The ISOS project: a digital library of Irish scripts on screen . In: R. F. E. Sutcliffe; G. O Néill eds. Sixth Annual Conference of the North American Association for Celtic Language Teachers Limerick, , pp.71-76 [Details]
(2004)Léachtaí Cholm Cille 34: Oidhreacht na lámhscríbhinní
Pádraig Ó Macháin (2004) “A llebraib imdaib”: cleachtadh agus pátrúnacht an léinn, agus déanamh na lámhscríbhinní . In: Ruairí Ó hUiginn eds. Léachtaí Cholm Cille 34: Oidhreacht na lámhscríbhinní Maynooth, , pp.148-178 [Details]
(2005)Léachtaí Cholm Cille 35: Scoláirí Léinn
Pádraig Ó Macháin (2005) Nessa Ní Shéaghdha . In: Brian Ó Catháin eds. Léachtaí Cholm Cille 35: Scoláirí Léinn , pp.69-103 [Details]
(2007)Léann lámhscríbhinní Lobháin: the Louvain manuscript heritage
Pádraig Ó Macháin (2007) The iconography of exile: Fearghal Óg Mac an Bhaird in Louvain . In: Pádraig A. Breatnach; Caoimhín Breatnach; Meidhbhín Ní Úrdail eds. Léann lámhscríbhinní Lobháin: the Louvain manuscript heritage Dublin, , pp.76-111 [Details]
(2010)Tadhg Dall Ó hUiginn: his historical and literary context
Padraig Ó Macháin (2010) The poetry of Tadhg Dall Ó hUiginn: themes and sources . In: Padraigín Riggs eds. Tadhg Dall Ó hUiginn: his historical and literary context Cork, , pp.102-134 [Details]

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