Professor
Early and Medieval Irish
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

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John Carey did his undergraduate and postgraduate studies at Harvard University, where he subsequently taught as lecturer and associate professor; he then held a series of research fellowships before being appointed to his current position at UCC. His research interests include cosmology, apocrypha and vision literature, legendary history, cultural connections between Ireland and Wales, tales of the transmission or recovery of traditional knowledge, and the portrayal of the Irish 'Otherworld'. Depending on demand, he offers instruction in Middle Welsh at postgraduate level.

Research Interests

My principal research interests are cosmology, apocrypha and vision literature, legendary history, cultural connections between Ireland and Wales, tales of the transmission or recovery of traditional knowledge, and the portrayal of the Irish 'Otherworld'.
My research strategy can perhaps best be summarized in terms of an aspiration to combine close textual and philological work on the primary sources in Celtic studies with their contextualization within the most broadly interdisciplinary framework of which I am capable.  Such an approach is demanding, but in my view affords the best prospects for doing justice to a field in which much pioneering work is still to be done, and where many bridges to cognate disciplines are only now being built.
The centre of my work, from my doctoral dissertation onward, has always been the editing of texts.  Going back to the manuscripts themselves in order to encounter the literature afresh is an experience which has never lost its thrill for me.  It is in unravelling the obscurities of the sources that one truly touches the pulse of the tradition; and it is in making those sources more widely and more accurately known that scholars perform one of their most enduring services.  Over the past years a series of editions  of tales, of poems, of apocryphal works has provided the basis for many of my other writings; this will continue to be the case in my involvement in the incipient De Finibus Project, which will produce a collection of editions and translations of Irish eschatological texts.
One of the striking features of medieval Irish culture is the continuing importance within it, at every level, of a tenacious pre-Christian heritage.  The extent and precise nature of this continuance is a matter of debate, but its existence cannot be doubted.  I believe that this indigenous dimension cannot be properly understood, however, without an understanding of the imported learning with which it coexisted: it is the sometimes uneasy symbiosis of the elements in this rich intellectual amalgam which gives the tradition its essential character.  With this in view I have constantly attempted to see early Ireland in the context of the Latin Christian world of which it formed a part, taking account not only of Biblical and patristic influences, but also of the murkier world of apocryphal and heretical writings which likewise found their way to this island.
It is difficult to assess one's own impact; but from the lectures which I am asked to give, the articles and reviews which I am asked to write, and the academic work which I am asked to assess I think that it is fair to say that I have come to be regarded as an authority in the areas of Celtic apocrypha, legendary history and cosmology, and on the pagan legacy in the medieval Celtic countries.  Several of my editions and translations have now become the standard versions of the texts concerned.

Books

YearPublication
(2011)Travelled Tales - Leabhar Scealach Siulach: The Book of Lismore at University College Cork.
John Carey, Maire Herbert, James Knowles; (2011) Travelled Tales - Leabhar Scealach Siulach: The Book of Lismore at University College Cork. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]
(2011)A Single Ray of the Sun: Religious Speculation in Early Ireland.
Carey, John P.; (2011) A Single Ray of the Sun: Religious Speculation in Early Ireland. Aberystwyth: Celtic Studies Publications. [Details]
(2009)In Tenga Bithnua: The Ever-new Tongue.
John Carey; (2009) In Tenga Bithnua: The Ever-new Tongue. Turnhout: Brepols. [Details]
(2007)Ireland and the Grail.
John Carey; (2007) Ireland and the Grail. Aberystwyth: Celtic Studies Publications. [Details]
(2000)King of Mysteries: Early Irish Religious Writings.
Carey, John P.; (2000) King of Mysteries: Early Irish Religious Writings. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
(1994)The Irish National Origin-Legend: Synthetic Pseudohistory: Quiggin Pamphlets on the Sources of Mediaeval Gaelic History [B4626].
Carey, John P.; (1994) The Irish National Origin-Legend: Synthetic Pseudohistory: Quiggin Pamphlets on the Sources of Mediaeval Gaelic History [B4626]. : University of Cambridge. [Details]

Book Chapters

YearPublication
(2016)'Da Bron Flatha Nime and the Testament of Abraham'
John Carey (2016) 'Da Bron Flatha Nime and the Testament of Abraham' In: Remi Gounelle, Benoit Mounier (eds). La litterature apocryphe chretienne et les Ecritures juives. Lausanne, Switzerland: Editions du Zebre. [Details]
(2016)'Dark Places and Supernatural Light in Early Ireland'
John Carey (2016) 'Dark Places and Supernatural Light in Early Ireland' In: Marion Dowd & Robert Hensey (eds). The Archaeology of Darkness. Oxford UK: Oxbow Books. [Details]
(2014)'Colum Cille on the Pains of Hell'
John Carey (2014) 'Colum Cille on the Pains of Hell' In: The End and Beyond: Medieval Irish Eschatology. Aberystwyth, Wales: Celtic Studies Publications. [Details]
(2015)'The Old Gods of Ireland in the Later Middle Ages'
John Carey (2015) 'The Old Gods of Ireland in the Later Middle Ages' In: Katja Ritari and Alexandra Bergholm (eds). Understanding Religion: Revisiting the Pagan Past. Cardiff, Wales, UK: University of Wales Press. [Details]
(2015)'Yonec and Tochmarc Becfola: Two Female Echtrai'
John Carey (2015) 'Yonec and Tochmarc Becfola: Two Female Echtrai' In: John Carey, Kevin Murray and Caitríona Ó Dochartaigh (eds). Sacred Histories: A Festschrift for Máire Herbert. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
(2015)'Three Cétnada'
John Carey (2015) 'Three Cétnada' In: Guillaume Oudaer, Gaël Hily, Herve Le Bihan (eds). Mélanges en l'honneur de Pierre-Yves Lambert. Rennes, Bretagne, France: TIR, Université de Rennes. [Details]
(2015)'In Search of Mael Muru Othna'
John Carey (2015) 'In Search of Mael Muru Othna' In: Emer Purcell, Paul MacCotter, Julianne Nyhan and John Sheehan (eds). Clerics, Kings and Vikings: Essays on Medieval Ireland in Honour of Donnchadh O Corrain. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
(2014)'The Seven Hells'
John Carey (2014) 'The Seven Hells' In: The End and Beyond: Medieval Irish Eschatology. Aberystwyth, Wales: Celtic Studies Publications. [Details]
(2014)'The Lore of the Fiery Arrow'
John Carey (2014) 'The Lore of the Fiery Arrow' In: The End and Beyond: Medieval Irish Eschatology. Aberystwyth, Wales: Celtic Studies Publications. [Details]
(2014)'The Judgement and its Signs: Introduction'
John Carey, Caitriona O Dochartaigh (2014) 'The Judgement and its Signs: Introduction' In: The End and Beyond: Medieval Irish Eschatology. Aberystwyth, Wales: Celtic Studies Publications. [Details]
(2014)'Two Poems on Saint Patrick's Purgatory'
John Carey (2014) 'Two Poems on Saint Patrick's Purgatory' In: The End and Beyond: Medieval Irish Eschatology. Aberystwyth, Wales: Celtic Studies Publications. [Details]
(2014)'The Story of Cairpre Cromm and Mael Sechnaill son of Mael Ruanaid'
John Carey (2014) 'The Story of Cairpre Cromm and Mael Sechnaill son of Mael Ruanaid' In: The End and Beyond: Medieval Irish Eschatology. Aberystwyth, Wales: Celtic Studies Publications. [Details]
(2014)'The End of the World in The Colloquy of the Two Sages'
John Carey (2014) 'The End of the World in The Colloquy of the Two Sages' In: The End and Beyond: Medieval Irish Eschatology. Aberystwyth, Wales: Celtic Studies Publications. [Details]
(2014)'Saint Brendan on the Fear of Death'
John Carey (2014) 'Saint Brendan on the Fear of Death' In: The End and Beyond: Medieval Irish Eschatology. Aberystwyth, Wales: Celtic Studies Publications. [Details]
(2014)'The Nature of Miracles in Early Irish Saints' Lives'
John Carey (2014) 'The Nature of Miracles in Early Irish Saints' Lives' In: Re-Imagining Nature: Environmental Humanities and Ecosemiotics. Lewisburg PA USA: Bucknell University Press. [Details]
(2014)'Acallam na Senorach: A Conversation between Worlds'
John Carey (2014) 'Acallam na Senorach: A Conversation between Worlds' In: Aidan Doyle and Kevin Murray (eds). In Dialogue with the Agallamh: Essays in Honour of Sean O Coileain. Dublin: Four Courts. [Details]
(2014)'The Two Clerical Students and the Next Life'
John Carey (2014) 'The Two Clerical Students and the Next Life' In: The End and Beyond: Medieval Irish Eschatology. Aberystwyth, Wales: Celtic Studies Publications. [Details]
(2014)'The Seven Heavens: Introduction'
John Carey (2014) 'The Seven Heavens: Introduction' In: The End and Beyond: Medieval Irish Eschatology. Aberystwyth, Wales: Celtic Studies Publications. [Details]
(2014)'The Reichenau Seven Heavens Homily'
John Carey (2014) 'The Reichenau Seven Heavens Homily' In: The End and Beyond: Medieval Irish Eschatology. Aberystwyth, Wales: Celtic Studies Publications. [Details]
(2014)'The Seven Heavens in Fis Adomnain'
John Carey (2014) 'The Seven Heavens in Fis Adomnain' In: The End and Beyond: Medieval Irish Eschatology. Aberystwyth, Wales: Celtic Studies Publications. [Details]
(2014)'The Vision of Laisren'
John Carey (2014) 'The Vision of Laisren' In: The End and Beyond: Medieval Irish Eschatology. Aberystwyth, Wales: Celtic Studies Publications. [Details]
(2014)'A Poem on the Troubles Before the Last Days'
John Carey (2014) 'A Poem on the Troubles Before the Last Days' In: The End and Beyond: Medieval Irish Eschatology. Aberystwyth, Wales: Celtic Studies Publications. [Details]
(2014)'The Three Cries of the World'
John Carey (2014) 'The Three Cries of the World' In: The End and Beyond: Medieval Irish Eschatology. Aberystwyth, Wales: Celtic Studies Publications. [Details]
(2014)'A Soul Freed from Hell by Prayer'
John Carey (2014) 'A Soul Freed from Hell by Prayer' In: The End and Beyond: Medieval Irish Eschatology. Aberystwyth, Wales: Celtic Studies Publications. [Details]
(2014)'General Introduction'
John Carey, Emma Nic Cárthaigh, Caitríona Ó Dochartaigh (2014) 'General Introduction' In: John Carey, Emma Nic Carthaigh, Caitriona O Dochartaigh (eds). The End and Beyond: Medieval Irish Eschatology. Aberystwyth, Wales: Celtic Studies Publications. [Details]
(2014)'Soul and Body: Introduction'
John Carey (2014) 'Soul and Body: Introduction' In: The End and Beyond: Medieval Irish Eschatology. Aberystwyth, Wales: Celtic Studies Publications. [Details]
(2014)'The Dialogue of the Body and the Soul'
John Carey (2014) 'The Dialogue of the Body and the Soul' In: The End and Beyond: Medieval Irish Eschatology. Aberystwyth, Wales: Celtic Studies Publications. [Details]
(2014)'The Out-of-Body Adventures of Cairpre Cromm'
John Carey (2014) 'The Out-of-Body Adventures of Cairpre Cromm' In: The End and Beyond: Medieval Irish Eschatology. Aberystwyth, Wales: Celtic Studies Publications. [Details]
(2013)'A Cosmological Poem Attributed to Moses'
John Carey (2013) 'A Cosmological Poem Attributed to Moses' In: Princes, Prelates and Poets in Medieval Ireland: Essays in Honour of Katharine Simms. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
(2012)'‘Saint Brendan and the Crystal Pillar’'
John Carey (2012) '‘Saint Brendan and the Crystal Pillar’' In: Treasures of Irish Christianity: People and Places, Images and Texts. Dublin: Veritas. [Details]
(2010)'Foreword'
John Carey; (2010) 'Foreword' In: Werewolves, Magical Hounds and Dog-headed Men in Celtic Literature. Lewiston/Queenston/Lampeter: Mellen. [Details]
(2009)'Compilations of Lore and Legend: Leabhar na hUidhre and the Books of Ui Maine, Ballymote, Lecan and Fermoy'
John Carey; (2009) 'Compilations of Lore and Legend: Leabhar na hUidhre and the Books of Ui Maine, Ballymote, Lecan and Fermoy' In: Treasures of the Royal Irish Academy Library. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. [Details]
(2009)'The LU Copy of Lebor Gabala'
John Carey; (2009) 'The LU Copy of Lebor Gabala' In: Lebor Gabala Erenn: Textual History and Pseudohistory. Dublin: Irish Texts Society. [Details]
(2009)'Senchan Torpeist'
John Carey; (2009) 'Senchan Torpeist' In: Dictionary of Irish Biography. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [Details]
(2009)'Medb'
John Carey; (2009) 'Medb' In: Dictionary of Irish Biography. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [Details]
(2009)'Airbertach mac Coise'
John Carey; (2009) 'Airbertach mac Coise' In: Dictionary of Irish Biography. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [Details]
(2009)'Aed ua Foirreid'
John Carey; (2009) 'Aed ua Foirreid' In: Dictionary of Irish Biography. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [Details]
(2007)'Bran son of Febal and Brân son of Llŷr'
John Carey; (2007) 'Bran son of Febal and Brân son of Llŷr' In: Ireland and Wales in the Middle Ages. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
(2006)'Bresal/Bressual Beoliach'
John Carey; (2006) 'Bresal/Bressual Beoliach' In: Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopaedia. Oxford: ABC-Clio. [Details]
(2006)'Christianity, Celtic'
John Carey; (2006) 'Christianity, Celtic' In: Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopaedia. Oxford: ABC-Clio. [Details]
(2006)'Fomoiri'
John Carey; (2006) 'Fomoiri' In: Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopaedia. Oxford: ABC-Clio. [Details]
(2006)'Heroic ethos'
John Carey; John T. Koch; (2006) 'Heroic ethos' In: Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopaedia. Oxford: ABC-Clio. [Details]
(2006)'Lebar Gabala Erenn'
John Carey; (2006) 'Lebar Gabala Erenn' In: Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopaedia. Oxford: ABC-Clio. [Details]
(2006)'Legendary History: 3. Ireland'
John Carey; (2006) 'Legendary History: 3. Ireland' In: Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopaedia. Oxford: ABC-Clio. [Details]
(2006)'Otherworld'
John Carey; (2006) 'Otherworld' In: Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopaedia. Oxford: ABC-Clio. [Details]
(2006)'Reincarnation and shape-shifting'
John Carey; (2006) 'Reincarnation and shape-shifting' In: Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopaedia. Oxford: ABC-Clio. [Details]
(2006)'Tuath De'
John Carey; (2006) 'Tuath De' In: Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopaedia. Oxford: ABC-Clio. [Details]
(2006)'Vision literature, medieval Irish'
John Carey; (2006) 'Vision literature, medieval Irish' In: Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopaedia. Oxford: ABC-Clio. [Details]
(2006)'Voyage literature'
John Carey; (2006) 'Voyage literature' In: Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopaedia. Oxford: ABC-Clio. [Details]
(2005)'Tara and the Supernatural'
John Carey ; (2005) 'Tara and the Supernatural' In: The Kingship and Landscape of Tara. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
(2005)'Lebor Gabala and the legendary history of Ireland'
Carey, John P.; (2005) 'Lebor Gabala and the legendary history of Ireland' In: Medieval Celtic Literature and Society. [Details]
(2004)'Flann Mainistrech'
John Carey; (2004) 'Flann Mainistrech' In: The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
(2004)'Mael Muru Othna'
John Carey; (2004) 'Mael Muru Othna' In: The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
(2004)'Eochaid ua Flannucain'
John Carey; (2004) 'Eochaid ua Flannucain' In: The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
(2004)'Cuan ua Lothchain'
John Carey; (2004) 'Cuan ua Lothchain' In: The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
(2004)'Cinaed o hArtucain'
John Carey; (2004) 'Cinaed o hArtucain' In: The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
(2004)'The Names of the Plains Beneath the Lakes of Ireland'
John Carey ; (2004) 'The Names of the Plains Beneath the Lakes of Ireland' In: Cín Chille Cúile: Texts, Saints and Places ¿ Essays in Honour of Pádraig Ó Riain. Aberystwyth: Celtic Studies Publications. [Details]
(2003)'The seven heavens and the twelve dragons in Insular Apocalyptic'
Carey, John P.; (2003) 'The seven heavens and the twelve dragons in Insular Apocalyptic' In: Apocalyptic and Eschatological Heritage: The Middle East and Celtic Realms. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
(2003)'Remarks on dating'
Carey, John P.; (2003) 'Remarks on dating' In: Duanaire Finn: Reassessments. Dublin: Irish Texts Society. [Details]
(2002)'Nodons, Lugus, Windos'
Carey, John P.; (2002) 'Nodons, Lugus, Windos' In: Dieux des Celtes/ Goetter der Kelten / Gods of the Celts. Luxembourg: EURASSOC. [Details]
(2002)'Time, space, and the Otherworld [Russian translation by Natalia Nikolaeva]'
Carey, John P.; (2002) 'Time, space, and the Otherworld [Russian translation by Natalia Nikolaeva]' In: Predstavlenya o Smerty i Lokalizatsya Inogo Mira i Drebnikh Keltov i Germanyev. Moscow: Moscow State University. [Details]
(2002)'Ideal kingship in early Ireland'
Carey, John P.; (2002) 'Ideal kingship in early Ireland' In: Monarchy. London: Temenos Academy. [Details]
(2001)'Varieties of supernatural contact in the life of Adamnan'
Carey, John P.; (2001) 'Varieties of supernatural contact in the life of Adamnan' In: Studies in Irish Hagiography: Saints and Scholars. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
(2000)'The location of the Otherworld in Irish tradtion'
Carey, John P.; (2000) 'The location of the Otherworld in Irish tradtion' In: The Otherworld Voyage in Early Irish Literature: An Anthology of Criticism. [Details]
(2000)'Ireland and the Antipodes: the heterodoxy of Virgil of Salzburg'
Carey, John P.; (2000) 'Ireland and the Antipodes: the heterodoxy of Virgil of Salzburg' In: Early Irish Literature: an anthology of criticism. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
(1999)'In Tenga Bithnua: from apocalyse to homily?'
Carey, John P.; (1999) 'In Tenga Bithnua: from apocalyse to homily?' In: The Scriptures and Early Medieval Ireland. Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols. [Details]
(1999)'The finding of Arthur's grave: a story from Clonmacnoise?'
Carey, John P.; (1999) 'The finding of Arthur's grave: a story from Clonmacnoise?' In: Ildanach Ildirech. Andover & Aberystwyth: Celtic Studies Publications. [Details]
(1998)'Milesians'
Carey, John P.; (1998) 'Milesians' In: The Oxford Companion to Irish History. Oxford: OUP. [Details]
(1998)'Samhain'
Carey, John P.; (1998) 'Samhain' In: The Oxford Companion to Irish History. Oxford: OUP. [Details]
(1998)'Bealtaine'
Carey, John P.; (1998) 'Bealtaine' In: The Oxford Companion to Irish History. Oxford: OUP. [Details]
(1998)'Druids'
Carey, John P.; (1998) 'Druids' In: The Oxford Companion to Irish History. [Details]
(1998)'Imbolg'
Carey, John P.; (1998) 'Imbolg' In: The Oxford Companion to Irish History. Oxford: OUP. [Details]
(1998)'Lebor Gabala'
Carey, John P.; (1998) 'Lebor Gabala' In: The Oxford Companion to Irish History. [Details]
(1998)'Pre-Christian religions'
Carey, John P.; (1998) 'Pre-Christian religions' In: The Oxford Companion to Irish History. [Details]
(1998)'Lughnasa'
Carey, John P.; (1998) 'Lughnasa' In: The Oxford Companion to Irish History. [Details]
(1996)'The rivers of Paradise and Hell, and the nine Suckers of the sea'
Carey, John P.; (1996) 'The rivers of Paradise and Hell, and the nine Suckers of the sea' In: The Road to Parnassus: Homage to Peter Russell on his seventy-fifth birthday. Salzburg: University of Salzburg. [Details]
(1995)'Celtic Religion'
Carey, John P.; (1995) 'Celtic Religion' In: The HarperCollins Dictionary of Religion. [Details]
(1995)'Tain'
Carey, John P.; (1995) 'Tain' In: The HarperCollins Dictionary of Religion. New York: HarperCollins. [Details]
(1995)'Druid'
Carey, John P.; (1995) 'Druid' In: The HarperCollins Dictionary of Religion. [Details]
(1995)'Native elements in Irish pseudohistory'
Carey, John P.; (1995) 'Native elements in Irish pseudohistory' In: Cultural Identity and Cultural Integration: Ireland and Europe in the Early Middle Ages. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
(1994)'*'
Carey, John P.; (1994) '*' In: The Celtic Heroic Age: Literary Sources for Ancient Celtic Europe and Early Ireland and Wales. [Details]
(1993)'Introduction [to 1993 reprint of R. A. Stewart Macalister]'
Carey, John P.; (1993) 'Introduction [to 1993 reprint of R. A. Stewart Macalister]' In: Lebor Gabala Erenn (ITS, vol. 34) (Dublin, 1st printing 1932). Dublin: Irish Texts Society. [Details]

Edited Books

YearPublication
(2015)Sacred Histories: A Festschrift for Máire Herbert
John Carey, Kevin Murray and Caitríona Ó Dochartaigh (Ed.). (2015) Sacred Histories: A Festschrift for Máire Herbert Sacred Histories: A Festschrift for Máire Herbert. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
(2009)Lebor Gabala Erenn: Textual History and Pseudohistory
John Carey (Ed.). (2009) Lebor Gabala Erenn: Textual History and Pseudohistory Lebor Gabala Erenn: Textual History and Pseudohistory. Dublin: Irish Texts Society. [Details]
(2004)Cin Chille Cuile: Texts, Saints and Places - Essays in Honour of Padraig O Riain
John Carey; Maire Herbert; Kevin Murray (Ed.). (2004) Cin Chille Cuile: Texts, Saints and Places - Essays in Honour of Padraig O Riain Cin Chille Cuile: Texts, Saints and Places - Essays in Honour of Padraig O Riain. Aberystwyth: Celtic Studies Publications. [Details]
(2003)Duanaire Finn: Reassessments
John Carey (Ed.). (2003) Duanaire Finn: Reassessments Duanaire Finn: Reassessments. Dublin: Irish Texts Society. [Details]
(2001)Apocrypha Hiberniae: I. Evangelia Infantiae
John Carey; Martin McNamara; Caoimhin Breatnach; Maire Herbert; Jean-daniel Kaestli; Brian O Cuiv; Padraig O Fiannachta; Diarmuid O Laoghaire (Ed.). (2001) Apocrypha Hiberniae: I. Evangelia Infantiae Apocrypha Hiberniae: I. Evangelia Infantiae. Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols. [Details]
(1999)Ildanach Ildirech: A Festschrift for Proinsias Mac Cana
John Carey; John T. Koch; Pierre-Yves Lambert (Ed.). (1999) Ildanach Ildirech: A Festschrift for Proinsias Mac Cana Ildanach Ildirech: A Festschrift for Proinsias Mac Cana. Andover & Aberystwyth: Celtic Studies Publications. [Details]
(2014)The End and Beyond: Medieval Irish Eschatology
John Carey, Emma Nic Carthaigh, Caitriona O Dochartaigh (Ed.). (2014) The End and Beyond: Medieval Irish Eschatology The End and Beyond: Medieval Irish Eschatology. Aberystwyth, Wales: Celtic Studies Publications. [Details]
(2014)Buile Suibhne: Perspectives and Reassessments
John Carey (Ed.). (2014) Buile Suibhne: Perspectives and Reassessments Buile Suibhne: Perspectives and Reassessments. Dublin: Irish Texts Society. [Details]
(2001)Studies in Irish hagiography: saints and scholars
(2001) Studies in Irish hagiography: saints and scholars Four Courts PressLtd. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(2016)'The Concealment and Disclosure of Knowledge in the Old Irish In Tenga Bithnua'
Carey, J (2016) 'The Concealment and Disclosure of Knowledge in the Old Irish In Tenga Bithnua'. Zeitschrift für Antikes Christentum, 20 (1):84-91 [Details]
(2013)'Druids and Buddhists in Ogygia'
John Carey (2013) 'Druids and Buddhists in Ogygia'. Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies, 66 :79-84 [Details]
(2012)'Dee 'Pagan Deity''
John Carey (2012) 'Dee 'Pagan Deity''. Ériu, 62 :33-42 [Details]
(2011)'Henry Corbin and the Secret of the Grail'
John Carey (2011) 'Henry Corbin and the Secret of the Grail'. Temenos Academy Review, 14 :159-178 [Details]
(2011)'Drie maal negen'
John Carey (2011) 'Drie maal negen'. Kelten, 50 :11-12 [Details]
(2010)'Donn, Amairgen, Ith and the Prehistory of Irish Pseudohistory'
John Carey; (2010) 'Donn, Amairgen, Ith and the Prehistory of Irish Pseudohistory'. Journal of Indo-European Studies, 38 :319-341 [Details]
(2009)'Thierry of Chartres: The Works of the Six Days'
John Carey; (2009) 'Thierry of Chartres: The Works of the Six Days'. Temenos Academy Review, 12 :94-115 [Details]
(2009)'The Three Sails, the Twelve Winds, and the Question of Early Irish Colour Theory'
John Carey; (2009) 'The Three Sails, the Twelve Winds, and the Question of Early Irish Colour Theory'. Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, 72 :221-232 [Details]
(2007)'Clement of Alexandria: Selections from the Stromateis'
John Carey; (2007) 'Clement of Alexandria: Selections from the Stromateis'. Temenos Academy Review, 10 :55-77 [Details]
(2007)'In Tenga Bithnua and the Days of Creation'
John Carey; (2007) 'In Tenga Bithnua and the Days of Creation'. Apocrypha, 18 :231-246 [Details]
(2005)'Two Notes on Names'
John Carey; (2005) 'Two Notes on Names'. Éigse, 35 :116-124 [Details]
(2005)'Christ Sun of Justice: The Symbolism of a Church in Vermont'
John Carey; (2005) 'Christ Sun of Justice: The Symbolism of a Church in Vermont'. Temenos Academy Review, 8 :78-95 [Details]
(2005)'An Old Irish poem about Mug Ruith'
Carey John P.; (2005) 'An Old Irish poem about Mug Ruith'. Journal Cork Historical and Archaeological Society, 110 (*):113-134 [Details]
(2004)'The True Religion of Every Poet'
John Carey; (2004) 'The True Religion of Every Poet'. Temenos Academy Review, 7 :59-80 [Details]
(2004)'The Obscurantists and the Sea-monster: Reflections on the Hisperica Famina'
John Carey; (2004) 'The Obscurantists and the Sea-monster: Reflections on the Hisperica Famina'. Peritia, 17-18 :40-60 [Details]
(2004)'The wanderings of Idris'
Carey John P.; (2004) 'The wanderings of Idris'. Studia Celtica, 38 (*):151-155 [Details]
(2004)'The encounter at the ford: warriors, water and women'
Carey John P.; (2004) 'The encounter at the ford: warriors, water and women'. Éigse, 34 (*):10-24 [Details]
(2003)'In the kingdom of Hermes'
Carey John P.; (2003) 'In the kingdom of Hermes'. Temenos Academy Review, 6 (*):155-180 [Details]
(2002)'Werewolves in medieval Ireland'
Carey John P.; (2002) 'Werewolves in medieval Ireland'. Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies, 44 (*):37-72 [Details]
(2002)'The Lough Foyle colloquy texts: Immacaldam Choluim Chille 7 ind Oclaig oc Carraic Eolairg and Immacaldam in Druad Brain 7 inna Banfatho Febuil os Loch Febuil'
Carey John P.; (2002) 'The Lough Foyle colloquy texts: Immacaldam Choluim Chille 7 ind Oclaig oc Carraic Eolairg and Immacaldam in Druad Brain 7 inna Banfatho Febuil os Loch Febuil'. Ériu, 52 (*):53-87 [Details]
(2002)'Etymology and time'
Carey John P.; (2002) 'Etymology and time'. Temenos Academy Review, 5 (*):85-100 [Details]
(2001)'Did the Irish come from Spain? The legend of the Milesians'
Carey, John P.; (2001) 'Did the Irish come from Spain? The legend of the Milesians'. History Ireland, 9 (3):8-11 [Details]
(2000)'The heart of knowing [India International Centre Quarterly]'
Carey, John P.; (2000) 'The heart of knowing [India International Centre Quarterly]'. 27 (1):69-78 [Details]
(2000)'Varia II: The address to Fergus's stone'
Carey, John P.; (2000) 'Varia II: The address to Fergus's stone'. Ériu, 51 (*):183-187 [Details]
(2000)'Teacsanna draiochta in Eirinn sa mheanaois luath ['Magical texts in early medieval Ireland']'
Carey, John P. [translated into Irish by Padraig O Fiannachta]; (2000) 'Teacsanna draiochta in Eirinn sa mheanaois luath ['Magical texts in early medieval Ireland']'. Léachtaí Cholm Cille, 30 (*):98-117 [Details]
(1999)'Transmutations of Immortality in the Lament of the Old Woman of Beare'
Carey, John P.; (1999) 'Transmutations of Immortality in the Lament of the Old Woman of Beare'. Celtica, 22 (*):30-37 [Details]
(1999)'The Hand and the Angel: Observations on the Holy Book in Early Ireland and Northumbria'
Carey, John P.; (1999) 'The Hand and the Angel: Observations on the Holy Book in Early Ireland and Northumbria'. Temenos Academy Review, 2 (*):76-96 [Details]
(1999)'Varia I: Ferp Cluiche'
Carey, John P.; (1999) 'Varia I: Ferp Cluiche'. Ériu, 50 (*):165-168 [Details]
(1997)'The Three Things Required of a Poet'
John Carey; (1997) 'The Three Things Required of a Poet'. Ériu, 48 :41-58 [Details]
(1997)'Looking for Celtic Christianity'
John Carey; (1997) 'Looking for Celtic Christianity'. Gnosis, 45 :41-45 [Details]
(1997)'Time, memory, and the Boyne necropolis [Russian translation by Natalia Nikolaeva] [Atlantica]'
Carey, John P.; (1997) 'Time, memory, and the Boyne necropolis [Russian translation by Natalia Nikolaeva] [Atlantica]'. 3 (*):128-139 [Details]
(1996)'The Narrative Setting of Baile Chuinn Chétchathaig'
John Carey; (1996) 'The Narrative Setting of Baile Chuinn Chétchathaig'. Études Celtiques, 32 :189-201 [Details]
(1996)'A posthumous quatrain'
Carey, John P.; (1996) 'A posthumous quatrain'. Éigse, 29 (*):172-174 [Details]
(1996)'Obscure styles in medieval Ireland'
Carey, John P.; (1996) 'Obscure styles in medieval Ireland'. Mediaevalia, 19 (*):23-39 [Details]
(1996)'Saint Patrick, the druids, and the end of the world'
Carey, John P.; (1996) 'Saint Patrick, the druids, and the end of the world'. History of Religions, 36 (*):42-53 [Details]
(1995)'On the interrelationships of some Cin Dromma Snechtai texts'
Carey, John P.; (1995) 'On the interrelationships of some Cin Dromma Snechtai texts'. Ériu, 46 (*):71-92 [Details]
(1995)'Aerial ships and underwater monasteries: the evolution of a monastic marvel'
Carey, John P.; (1995) 'Aerial ships and underwater monasteries: the evolution of a monastic marvel'. Proceedings of the Harvard Celtic Colloquium, 12 (*):16-28 [Details]
(1995)'Apuleius in the underworld: a footnote to Metamorphoses 11'
Carey, John P.; (1995) 'Apuleius in the underworld: a footnote to Metamorphoses 11'. Alexandria, 3 (*):371-375 [Details]
(1995)'The rhetoric of Echtrae Chonlai'
Carey, John P.; (1995) 'The rhetoric of Echtrae Chonlai'. Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies, 30 (*):41-65 [Details]
(1994)'Eithne in Gubai'
Carey, John P.; (1994) 'Eithne in Gubai'. Éigse, 28 (*):160-164 [Details]
(1994)'An edition of the Pseudo-Historical Prologue to the Senchas Mar'
Carey, John P.; (1994) 'An edition of the Pseudo-Historical Prologue to the Senchas Mar'. Ériu, 45 (*):1-32 [Details]
(1994)'The sun's night journey: a pharaonic image in medieval Ireland'
Carey, John P.; (1994) 'The sun's night journey: a pharaonic image in medieval Ireland'. Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, 57 (*):14-34 [Details]
(1993)'Time, memory, and the Boyne necropolis'
Carey, John P.; (1993) 'Time, memory, and the Boyne necropolis'. Proceedings of the Harvard Celtic Colloquium, 10 (*):24-30 [Details]
(1992)'Symbol and Mystery in Irish Religious Thought'
John Carey; (1992) 'Symbol and Mystery in Irish Religious Thought'. Temenos, 13 :101-111 [Details]
(1992)'The Testimony of the Dead'
John Carey; (1992) 'The Testimony of the Dead'. Éigse, 36 :1-12 [Details]
(1992)'Wrath, Sanctity, and Power'
John Carey; (1992) 'Wrath, Sanctity, and Power'. Gnosis, 24 :43-47 [Details]
(1992)'A Tuath Dé Miscellany'
John Carey; (1992) 'A Tuath Dé Miscellany'. Bulletin of the Board of Celtic Studies, 39 :24-45 [Details]
(1991)'A British myth of origins?'
Carey, John P.; (1991) 'A British myth of origins?'. History of Religions, 31 (*):24-38 [Details]
(1991)'The Irish 'Otherworld': Hiberno-Latin perspectives'
Carey, John P.; (1991) 'The Irish 'Otherworld': Hiberno-Latin perspectives'. Éigse, 25 (*):154-159 [Details]
(1991)'The waters of vision and the gods of skill'
Carey, John P.; (1991) 'The waters of vision and the gods of skill'. Alexandria, 1 (*):163-185 [Details]
(1990)'Otherworlds and verbal worlds in Middle Irish narrative'
Carey, John P.; (1990) 'Otherworlds and verbal worlds in Middle Irish narrative'. Proceedings of the Harvard Celtic Colloquium, 9 (*):32-42 [Details]
(1990)'The ancestry of Fenius Farsaid'
Carey, John P.; (1990) 'The ancestry of Fenius Farsaid'. Celtica, 21 (*):104-112 [Details]
(1990)'Vernacular Irish learning: three notes'
Carey, John P.; (1990) 'Vernacular Irish learning: three notes'. Éigse, 24 (*):37-44 [Details]
(1990)'The two laws in Dubthach's judgement [Cambridge MCS]'
Carey, John P.; (1990) 'The two laws in Dubthach's judgement [Cambridge MCS]'. 19 (*):1-18 [Details]
(1989)'Visio Sancti Pauli and the Saltair's Hell'
Carey, John P.; (1989) 'Visio Sancti Pauli and the Saltair's Hell'. Éigse, 23 (*):39-44 [Details]
(1989)'Varia V: Horned fairy women'
Carey, John P.; (1989) 'Varia V: Horned fairy women'. Ériu, 40 (*):203-204 [Details]
(1989)'Sequence and causation in Echtra Nerai: addendum'
Carey, John P.; (1989) 'Sequence and causation in Echtra Nerai: addendum'. Ériu, 40 (*):194-* [Details]
(1989)'Myth and mythography in Cath Maige Tuired'
Carey, John P.; (1989) 'Myth and mythography in Cath Maige Tuired'. Studia Celtica, 24/25 (*):53-69 [Details]
(1989)'Ireland and the Antipodes: the heterodoxy of Virgil of Salzburg [Speculum]'
Carey, John P.; (1989) 'Ireland and the Antipodes: the heterodoxy of Virgil of Salzburg [Speculum]'. 64 (*):1-10 [Details]
(1989)'An iconography of vision'
Carey, John P.; (1989) 'An iconography of vision'. Temenos, 10 (*):154-160 [Details]
(1988)'Birds and monkeys [Avaloka]'
Carey, John P.; (1988) 'Birds and monkeys [Avaloka]'. 4 (*):16-17 [Details]
(1988)'Listening to the Celts'
Carey, John P.; (1988) 'Listening to the Celts'. Gnosis, 9 (*):16-19 [Details]
(1988)'Sequence and causation in Echtra Nerai'
Carey, John P.; (1988) 'Sequence and causation in Echtra Nerai'. Ériu, 39 (*):67-74 [Details]
(1988)'Three notes'
Carey, John P.; (1988) 'Three notes'. Celtica, 20 (*):123-129 [Details]
(1988)'Fir Bolg: a native eytmology revisited [Cambridge MCS]'
Carey, John P.; (1988) 'Fir Bolg: a native eytmology revisited [Cambridge MCS]'. 16 (*):77-83 [Details]
(1987)'Origin and development of the Cesair legend'
Carey, John P.; (1987) 'Origin and development of the Cesair legend'. Éigse, 22 (*):37-48 [Details]
(1987)'Medusa and the arts'
Carey, John P.; (1987) 'Medusa and the arts'. Temenos, 8 (*):186-200 [Details]
(1987)'Angelology in Saltair na Rann'
Carey, John P.; (1987) 'Angelology in Saltair na Rann'. Celtica, 19 (*):1-8 [Details]
(1987)'Time, space, and the Otherworld'
Carey, John P.; (1987) 'Time, space, and the Otherworld'. Proceedings of the Harvard Celtic Colloquium, 7 (*):1-27 [Details]
(1987)'Echtrae Conlai: a crux revisited'
Carey, John P.; (1987) 'Echtrae Conlai: a crux revisited'. Celtica, 19 (*):9-11 [Details]
(1987)'The Irish vision of the Chinese'
Carey, John P.; (1987) 'The Irish vision of the Chinese'. Ériu, 48 (*):73-79 [Details]
(1986)'The heavenly city in Saltair na Rann'
Carey, John P.; (1986) 'The heavenly city in Saltair na Rann'. Celtica, 18 (*):87-104 [Details]
(1986)'The daughters of memory'
Carey, John P.; (1986) 'The daughters of memory'. Temenos, 7 (*):223-230 [Details]
(1986)'A tract on the creation'
Carey, John P.; (1986) 'A tract on the creation'. Éigse, 21 (*):1-9 [Details]
(1986)'Questions of interpolation in the opening cantos of Saltair na Rann'
Carey, John P.; (1986) 'Questions of interpolation in the opening cantos of Saltair na Rann'. Proceedings of The Harvard Celtic Colloquium, 6 (*):69-82 [Details]
(1985)'The mill in the nut'
Carey, John P.; (1985) 'The mill in the nut'. Temenos, 6 (*):163-170 [Details]
(1985)'Cosmology in Saltair na Rann'
Carey, John P.; (1985) 'Cosmology in Saltair na Rann'. Celtica, 17 (*):33-52 [Details]
(1985)'The valley of the changing sheep (addendum)'
Carey, John P.; (1985) 'The valley of the changing sheep (addendum)'. Bulletin of the Board of Celtic Studies, 32 (*):156-* [Details]
(1984)'Nodons in Britain and Ireland'
Carey, John P.; (1984) 'Nodons in Britain and Ireland'. Zeitschrift fuer celtische Philologie, 40 (*):1-22 [Details]
(1984)'Scel Tuain meic Chairill'
Carey, John P.; (1984) 'Scel Tuain meic Chairill'. Ériu, 35 (*):93-111 [Details]
(1984)'Suibne Geilt and Tuan mac Cairill'
Carey, John P.; (1984) 'Suibne Geilt and Tuan mac Cairill'. Éigse, 20 (*):93-105 [Details]
(1983)'The valley of the changing sheep'
Carey, John P.; (1983) 'The valley of the changing sheep'. Bulletin of the Board of Celtic Studies, 30 (*):277-280 [Details]
(1983)'Notes on the Irish war-goddess'
Carey, John P.; (1983) 'Notes on the Irish war-goddess'. Éigse, 19 (2):263-275 [Details]
(1983)'Irish parallels to the myth of Odin's eye'
Carey, John P.; (1983) 'Irish parallels to the myth of Odin's eye'. Folklore, 94 (*):214-218 [Details]
(1982)'Where is Hell?'
Carey, John P.; (1982) 'Where is Hell?'. Béaloideas, 50 (*):42-43 [Details]
(1982)'The location of the Otherworld in Irish tradition'
Carey, John P.; (1982) 'The location of the Otherworld in Irish tradition'. Éigse, 19 (1):36-43 [Details]
(1981)'Coll son of Collfrewy'
Carey, John P.; (1981) 'Coll son of Collfrewy'. Studia Celtica, 16/17 (*):168-172 [Details]
(1981)'The name 'Tuatha De Danann''
Carey, John P.; (1981) 'The name 'Tuatha De Danann''. Éigse, 18 (2):291-294 [Details]
(2014)'Ogmios and the Eternal Word'
John Carey (2014) 'Ogmios and the Eternal Word'. Cosmos, 30 :1-35 [Details]

Other Journals

YearPublication
(2012)'‘Hymns to the Ṛbhus’'
John Carey (2012) '‘Hymns to the Ṛbhus’' Temenos Academy Review, 15 :63-87. [Details]
(2011)'‘The Face and the Veil: Divine Presence and Mortal Absence in Fís Adomnáin and Nicholas of Cusa’'
John Carey (2011) '‘The Face and the Veil: Divine Presence and Mortal Absence in Fís Adomnáin and Nicholas of Cusa’' Sacred Web, 28 :15-20. [Details]

Conference Publications

YearPublication
(2015)H and his World
John Carey (2015) . In: Ruairi O hUiginn eds. H and his World , pp.101-113 [Details]
(2012)Ireland and Armenia: Studies in Language, History and Narrative
John Carey (2012) ‘Lore of Origins in Medieval Ireland’ . In: Maxim Fomin, Alvard Jivanyan and Séamus Mac Mathúna eds. Ireland and Armenia: Studies in Language, History and Narrative Yerevan, Armenia, , 08-SEP-09 - 08-SEP-09 , pp.139-148 [Details]
(2010)Celtic Language Law and Letters
Carey, John; (2010) Celtic lugus Lynx: A Phantom Big Cat? . In: Josephson, Folke eds. Celtic Language Law and Letters Gothenburg, Sweden, , 17-JUN-08 - 19-JUN-08 , pp.151-167 [Details]
(2010)Kelten am Rhein: Akten des dreizehnten Internationalen Keltologiekongresses, Zweiter Teil: Philologie - Sprachen und Literaturen
Carey, John; (2010) Eine keltische Schicksalgottin? . In: Zimmer, Stefan eds. Kelten am Rhein: Akten des dreizehnten Internationalen Keltologiekongresses, Zweiter Teil: Philologie - Sprachen und Literaturen Bonn, Germany, , 23-JUL-07 - 27-JUL-07 , pp.29-32 [Details]
(2009)Ulidia 3: Proceedings of the Third International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales
John Carey (2009) Muirchu and the Ulster Cycle . In: Gregory Toner, Seamus Mac Mathuna eds. Ulidia 3: Proceedings of the Third International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales , pp.121-126 [Details]
(2008)Approaches to Religion and Mythology in Celtic Studies
John Carey; (2008) From David to Labraid: Sacral Kingship and the Emergence of Monotheism in Israel and Ireland . In: Katja Ritari and Alexandra Bergholm eds. Approaches to Religion and Mythology in Celtic Studies Newcastle, [Details]
(2006)Proceedings of the First International Colloquium of Societas Celto-Slavica
John Carey; (2006) Russia, Cradle of the Gael¿, Parallels between Celtic and Slavic . In: Séamus Mac Mathúna and Maxim Fomin eds. Proceedings of the First International Colloquium of Societas Celto-Slavica University of Ulster, Coleraine, [Details]
(1999)Tenth International Congress of Celtic Studies
Carey, John P.; (1999) Cu Chulainn as ailing hero . In: Ronald Black, William Gillies, Roibeard O Maolalaigh eds. Tenth International Congress of Celtic Studies *, , 30-DEC-99 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.1.190-1.198 [Details]
(1999)First International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales
Carey, John P.; (1999) The uses of tradition in Serglige Con Culainn . In: J.P. Mallory and G. Stockman eds. First International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales *, , 30-DEC-99 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.77-84 [Details]

Book Reviews

YearPublication
(2016)Review of Grigory Bondarenko, Studies in Irish Mythology.
John Carey (2016) Review of Grigory Bondarenko, Studies in Irish Mythology. Helsinki: Book Reviews [Details]
(2016)Review of D. Hayden and P. Russell, Grammatica, Gramadach and Gramadeg.
John Carey (2016) Review of D. Hayden and P. Russell, Grammatica, Gramadach and Gramadeg. Book Reviews [Details]
(2015)Review of Toshihiko Isutzu and the Philosophy of WORD.
John Carey (2015) Review of Toshihiko Isutzu and the Philosophy of WORD. Book Reviews [Details]
(2015)Ralph O'Connor, ed., Classical Literature and Learning in Medieval Irish Narrative.
John Carey (2015) Ralph O'Connor, ed., Classical Literature and Learning in Medieval Irish Narrative. Book Reviews [DOI] [Details]
(2013)The Cult of the Sacred Centre.
John Carey (2013) The Cult of the Sacred Centre. Ireland: Book Reviews [Details]
(2013)Sacred Topology of Early Ireland and Ancient India.
John Carey (2013) Sacred Topology of Early Ireland and Ancient India. Ireland: Book Reviews [Details]
(2011)The Apocryphal Adam and Eve in Medieval Europe.
John Carey (2011) The Apocryphal Adam and Eve in Medieval Europe. Book Reviews [Details]
(2011)Language and Truth.
John Carey (2011) Language and Truth. Book Reviews [Details]
(2010)Blood and Mistletoe: The History of the Druids in Britain.
Carey, John; (2010) Blood and Mistletoe: The History of the Druids in Britain. American Historical Review: Book Reviews [Details]
(2009)Eternal Chalice: The Enduring Legend of the Holy Grail.
John Carey; (2009) Eternal Chalice: The Enduring Legend of the Holy Grail. Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies 57: Book Reviews [Details]
(2009)Dark Speech: The Performance of Law in Early Ireland.
John Carey; (2009) Dark Speech: The Performance of Law in Early Ireland. Journal of English and Germanic Philology: Book Reviews [Details]
(2009)Legendary Poems from the Book of Taliesin.
John Carey; (2009) Legendary Poems from the Book of Taliesin. Temenos Academy Review 12: Book Reviews [Details]
(2008)After Prophecy.
John Carey; (2008) After Prophecy. Temenos Academy Review 11: Book Reviews [Details]
(2008)Essays on the Early Irish King Tales.
John Carey; (2008) Essays on the Early Irish King Tales. Classics Ireland 15: Book Reviews [Details]
(2007)Homer on Immortality: The Journey of Odysseus as a Path to Perfection.
John Carey; (2007) Homer on Immortality: The Journey of Odysseus as a Path to Perfection. Temenos Academy Review 10: Book Reviews [Details]
(2007)Imagination in the Late Pagan and Early Christian World: The First Nine Centuries A.D.
John Carey; (2007) Imagination in the Late Pagan and Early Christian World: The First Nine Centuries A.D. Temenos Academy Review 10: Book Reviews [Details]
(2006)Every Man an Artist: Readings in the Traditional Philosophy of Art.
John Carey; (2006) Every Man an Artist: Readings in the Traditional Philosophy of Art. Temenos Academy Review 9: Book Reviews [Details]
(2006)Les mutilations des ennemis chez les Celtes préchrétiens.
John Carey; (2006) Les mutilations des ennemis chez les Celtes préchrétiens. Book Reviews [Details]
(2006)Discovering Saint Patrick, Reviews in Religion and Theology.
John Carey; (2006) Discovering Saint Patrick, Reviews in Religion and Theology. Book Reviews [Details]
(2006)Hyperboreans: Myth and History in Celtic-Hellenic Contacts.
John Carey; (2006) Hyperboreans: Myth and History in Celtic-Hellenic Contacts. Book Reviews [Details]
(2005)Saints d¿Irlande: Analyse critique des sources hagiographiques.
John Carey ; (2005) Saints d¿Irlande: Analyse critique des sources hagiographiques. Book Reviews [Details]
(2005)Reality.
John Carey; (2005) Reality. Book Reviews [Details]
(2004)The Essential Titus Burckhardt.
John Carey; (2004) The Essential Titus Burckhardt. Book Reviews [Details]
(2003)Celts and Christians, Reviews in Religion and Theology.
John Carey; (2003) Celts and Christians, Reviews in Religion and Theology. Book Reviews [Details]
(2002)Ireland and Scandinavia in the Early Viking Age.
John Carey; (2002) Ireland and Scandinavia in the Early Viking Age. Book Reviews [Details]
(2001)Dictionary of Celtic Religion and Culture.
John Carey; (2001) Dictionary of Celtic Religion and Culture. Book Reviews [Details]
(2001)Where Three Streams Meet: Celtic Spirituality.
John Carey; (2001) Where Three Streams Meet: Celtic Spirituality. Book Reviews [Details]
(2001)The Gathas of Zarathushtra.
John Carey; (2001) The Gathas of Zarathushtra. Book Reviews [Details]
(2001)Apocalypse of Paul: A New Critical Edition of Three Long Latin Versions.
John Carey; (2001) Apocalypse of Paul: A New Critical Edition of Three Long Latin Versions. Book Reviews [Details]
(1999)The Apple Branch: A Path to Celtic Ritual, Journal of the Cork Historical and Archaeological Society.
John Carey; (1999) The Apple Branch: A Path to Celtic Ritual, Journal of the Cork Historical and Archaeological Society. Book Reviews [Details]
(1998)La religion des Celtes, Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies.
John Carey; (1998) La religion des Celtes, Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies. Book Reviews [Details]
(1997)Cris de vie, cris de mort: Les fées du destin dans les pays celtiques.
John Carey; (1997) Cris de vie, cris de mort: Les fées du destin dans les pays celtiques. Book Reviews [Details]
(1996)Iona: The Earliest Poetry of a Celtic Monastery.
John Carey; (1996) Iona: The Earliest Poetry of a Celtic Monastery. Book Reviews [Details]
(1995)Celtic Languages and Celtic Peoples, Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies.
John Carey; (1995) Celtic Languages and Celtic Peoples, Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies. Book Reviews [Details]
(1995)The Irish Tradition in Old English Literature.
John Carey; (1995) The Irish Tradition in Old English Literature. Book Reviews [Details]
(1994)Fire in the Head: Shamanism and the Celtic Spirit.
John Carey; (1994) Fire in the Head: Shamanism and the Celtic Spirit. Book Reviews [Details]
(1994)Elements of Celtic Christianity.
John Carey; (1994) Elements of Celtic Christianity. Book Reviews [Details]
(1993)Medieval Irish Saints' Lives.
John Carey; (1993) Medieval Irish Saints' Lives. Book Reviews [Details]
(1992)A Separate God: The Christian Origins of Gnosticism.
John Carey; (1992) A Separate God: The Christian Origins of Gnosticism. Book Reviews [Details]
(1992)Pagan Past and Christian Present in Early Irish Literature.
John Carey; (1992) Pagan Past and Christian Present in Early Irish Literature. Speculum 67: Book Reviews [Details]
(1992)Isle of the Saints: Monastic Settlement and Christian Community in Early Ireland.
John Carey; (1992) Isle of the Saints: Monastic Settlement and Christian Community in Early Ireland. Book Reviews [Details]
(1991)The Voice of the Eagle.
John Carey; (1991) The Voice of the Eagle. Book Reviews [Details]
(1991)Betha Adamnáin, Speculum.
John Carey; (1991) Betha Adamnáin, Speculum. Book Reviews [Details]
(1991)Plato, Prehistorian Homer the Theologian.
John Carey; (1991) Plato, Prehistorian Homer the Theologian. Book Reviews [Details]
(1991)The Sacred in Life and Art, Temenos.
John Carey; (1991) The Sacred in Life and Art, Temenos. Book Reviews [Details]
(1990)Iona, Kells, and Derry.
John Carey; (1990) Iona, Kells, and Derry. Book Reviews [Details]
(1990)Medieval Ireland: The Enduring Tradition.
John Carey; (1990) Medieval Ireland: The Enduring Tradition. Book Reviews [Details]
(1988)The Irish Sex Aetates Mundi.
John Carey; (1988) The Irish Sex Aetates Mundi. Book Reviews [Details]

Pamphlet

YearPublication
(2014)A London Library, an Irish Manuscript, a British Myth? The Wanderings of The Battle of Moytirra.
John Carey (2014) A London Library, an Irish Manuscript, a British Myth? The Wanderings of The Battle of Moytirra. London: Pamphlet [Details]

Review Articles

YearPublication
(2003)In the Kingdom of Hermes.
John Carey; (2003) In the Kingdom of Hermes. Review Articles [Details]
(2001)Recent Work on `Celtic Christianity¿.
John Carey ; (2001) Recent Work on `Celtic Christianity¿. Review Articles [Details]
(1998)Sages, Saints, and Semiotics: Encountering Medieval Irish Literature.
John Carey; (1998) Sages, Saints, and Semiotics: Encountering Medieval Irish Literature. Review Articles [Details]

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2011Member Royal Irish Academy
2005Visiting Fellowship Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies
2005Research Fellowship Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Department of Celtic, University of Glasgow External examiner/
University of Wales Lampeter External examiner, Ph.D. thesis/
Bucknell University, Lewisburg PA Consulted in tenure review/
Oxford University External examiner, Ph.D. thesis/
University of Wales Lampeter External examiner, M.A. thesis/
University of Cambridge Reviewing fellowship application/
La Trobe University, Bendigo, Australia External examiner, Ph.D. thesis/

Conference Contributions

YearPublication
(2016)9th Conference of the International Committee for Charms, Charmers and Charming,
John Carey (2016) Charms in Medieval Irish Tales: Tradition, Adaptation, Invention. [Keynote Speaker], 9th Conference of the International Committee for Charms, Charmers and Charming, UCC , 06-MAY-16 - 07-MAY-16. [Details]
(2016)Societas Celtologica Nordica, Symposium 15,
John Carey (2016) Dante's Irish Precursors. [Keynote Speaker], Societas Celtologica Nordica, Symposium 15, Helsinki , 24-AUG-16 - 26-AUG-16. [Details]
(2016)Leachtai Cholm Cille 47,
John Carey (2016) The Termini Naturae from Augustinus Hibernicus to Pope Francis. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Leachtai Cholm Cille 47, An Diseart, Dingle , 01-APR-16 - 01-APR-16. [Details]
(2015)15th International Congress of Celtic studies,
John Carey (2015) The Three Things Required of a Blacksmith. [Oral Presentation], 15th International Congress of Celtic studies, Glasgow , 16-JUL-15 - 16-JUL-15. [Details]
(2014)Temenos Academy,
John Carey (2014) A World of Wonders: Thetis Blacker and an Irish Vision of the Cosmos. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Temenos Academy, London . [Details]
(2014)Magical Moments in Maynooth 2,
John Carey (2014) The Spells of Blacksmiths and Related Matters. [Keynote Speaker], Magical Moments in Maynooth 2, NUI Maynooth . [Details]
(2014)International Symposium on Christian Apocryphal Literature: Ancient Christian Literature and Christian Apocrypha,
John Carey (2014) The Reception of Apocryphal Texts in Medieval Ireland. [Plenary Lecture], International Symposium on Christian Apocryphal Literature: Ancient Christian Literature and Christian Apocrypha, Thessaloniki . [Details]
(2014)Ancient Jewish and Christian Apocalypses: Transfer of Knowledge and Genre Definition,
John Carey (2014) The Concealment and Disclosure of Knowledge in the Old Irish In Tenga Bithnua. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Ancient Jewish and Christian Apocalypses: Transfer of Knowledge and Genre Definition, Humboldt-Universitat, Berlin . [Details]
(2013)In Dialogue with the Acallam,
John Carey (2013) Acallam na Senorach: A Conversation between Worlds. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], In Dialogue with the Acallam, UCC . [Details]
(2013)Traditional Cosmology Society,
John Carey (2013) Ogmios and the Eternal Word. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Traditional Cosmology Society, Edinburgh University . [Details]
(2012)Lebor na hUidre,
John Carey (2012) H and his World. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Lebor na hUidre, Royal Irish Academy, Dublin . [Details]
(2012)Visions of the Afterlife in Medieval Ireland,
John Carey (2012) The Roots of the Tradition. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Visions of the Afterlife in Medieval Ireland, Vilnius . [Details]
(2012)Into the Earth: The Archaeology of Darkness,
John Carey (2012) Dark Places and Supernatural Light in Early Ireland. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Into the Earth: The Archaeology of Darkness, IT Sligo . [Details]
(2012)Dante Public Lecture Series,
John Carey (2012) Dante's Irish Precursors. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Dante Public Lecture Series, UCC . [Details]
(2012)Visions of the Afterlife in Medieval Ireland,
John Carey (2012) The Vision of Adomnan. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Visions of the Afterlife in Medieval Ireland, Vilnius . [Details]
(2012)Visions of the Afterlife in Medieval Ireland,
John Carey (2012) Visions for Europe: Tnugdal and Patrick's Purgatory. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Visions of the Afterlife in Medieval Ireland, Vilnius . [Details]
(2012)Visions of the Afterlife in Medieval Ireland,
John Carey (2012) Two Early Visions: Fursa and Laisren. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Visions of the Afterlife in Medieval Ireland, Vilnius . [Details]
(2011)Breandan O Buachalla Memorial Lecture,
John Carey (2011) A London Library, an Irish Manuscript, a British Myth?. [Invited Oral Presentation], Breandan O Buachalla Memorial Lecture, National Library of Ireland, Dublin . [Details]
(2011)Book of Lismore Colloquium,
John Carey (2011) The Far East in the Far West: Marco Polo, the Franciscans and the Book of Lismore. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Book of Lismore Colloquium, UCC . [Details]
(2011)Fourteenth International Congress of Celtic Studies,
John Carey (2011) Saint Brendan in Hell: Some Unedited Witnesses to Irish Eschatological Tradition. [Oral Presentation], Fourteenth International Congress of Celtic Studies, Maynooth . [Details]
(2011)Bleddfa Centre for the Creative Spirit,
John Carey (2011) An Irish Vision of the Cosmos: The Ever-new Tongue. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Bleddfa Centre for the Creative Spirit, Powys, Wales . [Details]
(2010)Belief, Myth and Memory in Medieval Ireland,
John Carey; (2010) The Idea of Memory in Medieval Ireland. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Belief, Myth and Memory in Medieval Ireland, Queen's University Belfast , 12-FEB-10 - 12-FEB-10. [Details]
(2010)3rd Colloque sur la Litterature Apocryphe Chretienne,
John Carey; (2010) Da Bron Flatha Nime and the Testament of Abraham. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], 3rd Colloque sur la Litterature Apocryphe Chretienne, Strasbourg , 16-JAN-10 - 16-JAN-10. [Details]
(2010)Henry Corbin, Islam and the Imagination,
John Carey; (2010) The Role of the Grail in Henry Corbin's Thought. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Henry Corbin, Islam and the Imagination, Rewley House, Oxford , 09-OCT-10 - 09-OCT-10. [Details]
(2010)UCD Micheal O Cleirigh Institute Lecture Series,
John Carey (2010) Donn, Amairgen, Ith and the Prehistory of Irish Pseudohistory. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], UCD Micheal O Cleirigh Institute Lecture Series, Dublin . [Details]
(2010)Bleddfa Centre for the Creative Spirit,
John Carey (2010) Voyages to the Otherworld in Medieval Ireland. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Bleddfa Centre for the Creative Spirit, Powys, Wales . [Details]
(2010)Noel O'Connell Memorial Lecture,
John Carey (2010) A London Library, an Irish Manuscript, a British Myth?. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Noel O'Connell Memorial Lecture, London . [Details]
(2010)Insular Studies Seminar,
John Carey (2010) The Vision of Laisren: Sources and Context of an Old Irish Afterworld Narrative. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Insular Studies Seminar, UCC . [Details]
(2009)Early Medieval Ireland and Armenia: Connections and Parallels in Narrative and Monastic Traditions,
John Carey; (2009) Lore of Origins in Medieval Ireland. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Early Medieval Ireland and Armenia: Connections and Parallels in Narrative and Monastic Traditions, Yerevan, Armenia , 08-SEP-09 - 08-SEP-08. [Details]
(2009)Third International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales,
John Carey (2009) Muirchu and the Ulster Cycle. [Oral Presentation], Third International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales, Coleraine . [Details]
(2008)Opening keynote lecture, 3rd International Colloquium of the Societas Celto-Slavica, Dubrovnik,
Carey john; (2008) A Vision and its Context: Imperial Apocalypticism and Fís Adomnáin¿. [Oral Presentation], Opening keynote lecture, 3rd International Colloquium of the Societas Celto-Slavica, Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik , 18-SEP-08 - 18-SEP-08. [Details]
(2008)ITS/UCC Annual Seminar,
John Carey; (2008) The LU Copy of Lebor Gabala. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], ITS/UCC Annual Seminar, UCC , 08-NOV-08 - 08-NOV-08. [Details]
(2008)10th Symposium of the Societas Celto-Nordica,
Carey John; (2008) Celtic lugus `Lynx¿: A Phantom Big Cat?¿. [Oral Presentation], 10th Symposium of the Societas Celto-Nordica, Gothenburg , 19-JUN-08 - 19-JUN-08. [Details]
(2008)Tenth Symposium of Societas Celtologica Nordia,
John Carey (2008) Celtic *lugus lynx: A phantom big cat?. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Tenth Symposium of Societas Celtologica Nordia, Gothenburg . [Details]
(2007)Humanities Institute Colloquium 'Redefining Nature's Boundaries',
John Carey; (2007) The Nature of Miracles in Early Irish Saints' Lives. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Humanities Institute Colloquium 'Redefining Nature's Boundaries', Bucknell University , 16-APR-07 - 16-APR-07. [Details]
(2007)Association pour l¿étude de la littérature apocryphe chrétienne, Dole,
Carey John; (2007) In Tenga Bithnua and the Days of Creation. [Oral Presentation], Association pour l¿étude de la littérature apocryphe chrétienne, Dole, Dole , 24-AUG-07 - 24-AUG-07. [Details]
(2007)13th International Congress of Celtic Studies,
Carey John; (2007) Eine keltische Schicksalsgöttin. [Oral Presentation], 13th International Congress of Celtic Studies, Bonn , 24-AUG-07 - 24-AUG-07. [Details]
(2007)Utrecht Seminar in Medieval Studies,
John Carey; (2007) Aspects of Religious Poetry in Early Medieval Ireland. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Utrecht Seminar in Medieval Studies, University of Utrecht , 25-JAN-07 - 25-JAN-07. [Details]
(2007)Opening keynote lecture, 9th Symposium of the Societas Celto-Nordica,
Carey John; (2007) From David to Labraid: Sacral Kingship and the Emergence of Monotheism in Israel and Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Opening keynote lecture, 9th Symposium of the Societas Celto-Nordica, Helsinki , 21-AUG-07 - 21-AUG-07. [Details]
(2006)2nd International Colloquium of the Societas Celto-Slavica, Moscow,
Carey John; (2006) The Three Sails, the Twelve Winds and the Question of Early Irish Colour Theory. [Oral Presentation], 2nd International Colloquium of the Societas Celto-Slavica, Moscow, Moscow , 14-SEP-06 - 16-SEP-06. [Details]
(2005)1st International Colloquium of the Societas Celto-Slavica, Coleraine,
Carey John; (2005) Russia, Cradle of the Gael. [Oral Presentation], 1st International Colloquium of the Societas Celto-Slavica, Coleraine, Coleraine , 19-AUG-05 - 21-AUG-05. [Details]
(2003)12th International Congress of Celtic Studies,
John Carey; (2003) The Encounter at the Ford: Warriors, Water and Women,. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], 12th International Congress of Celtic Studies, Aberystwyth , 29-AUG-03 - 29-AUG-03. [Details]
(2003)New Directions in Celtic Literary Studies,
Carey J.; (2003) The Obscurantists and the Sea-monster: Reflections on the Hisperica Famina. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], New Directions in Celtic Literary Studies, University of Aberdeen , 14-MAR-03 - 14-MAR-03. [Details]
(2002)ITS/UCC Annual Seminar,
Carey John; (2002) Remarks on Dating. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], ITS/UCC Annual Seminar, London , 09-NOV-02 - 09-NOV-02. [Details]
(2002)Celtic Texts Colloquium,
John Carey; (2002) Mittelirische Verslehren II, 95-8. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Celtic Texts Colloquium, University of Wales Lampeter , 21-SEP-02 - 21-SEP-02. [Details]
(2001)Dieux des Celtes,
John Carey; (2001) Nodons, Lugus, Windos. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Dieux des Celtes, European Association for the Scientific Study of Religion, Luxembourg , 13-OCT-01 - 13-OCT-01. [Details]
(2001)Arts Faculty Seminars in Theology and Religious Studies,
Carey J.; (2001) The Gods of Christian Ireland in the Later Middle Ages. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Arts Faculty Seminars in Theology and Religious Studies, UCC , 07-FEB-01 - 07-FEB-01. [Details]
(2000)Oriental and Celtic Thought: Millennial Themes,
John Carey; (2000) The Seven Heavens and the Twelve Dragons in Insular Apocalyptic. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Oriental and Celtic Thought: Millennial Themes, Royal Irish Academy, Dublin , 29-JUN-00 - 29-JUN-00. [Details]
(2000)Celtic Studies Seminar, Jesus College,
John Carey; (2000) Werewolves in Medieval Ireland. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Celtic Studies Seminar, Jesus College, Oxford , 25-JAN-00 - 25-JAN-00. [Details]
(1999)Breis Faoinar nDuchas Spioradalta,
Carey J.; (1999) Magical Texts in Early Medieval Ireland. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Breis Faoinar nDuchas Spioradalta, Dingle, Co. Kerry , 10-APR-99 - 10-APR-99. [Details]
(1999)Tionol, School of Celtic Studies,
John Carey; (1999) Bran son of Febal and Bran son of Llyr. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Tionol, School of Celtic Studies, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies , 20-NOV-99 - 20-NOV-99. [Details]
(1998)Eighth triennial meeting of the International Courtly Literature Society,
John Carey; (1998) The Finding of Arthur¿s Grave: A Story from Clonmacnoise?. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Eighth triennial meeting of the International Courtly Literature Society, Queen's University, Belfast , 07-MAY-98 - 07-MAY-98. [Details]
(1997)Columba and his Churches AD 597-1997,
John Carey; (1997) Varieties of Supernatural Contact in the Life of Adamnán. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Columba and his Churches AD 597-1997, Magee College, University of Ulster, Derry , 06-JUL-97 - 06-JUL-97. [Details]
(1996)Tenth Irish Conference of Medievalists,
John Carey; (1996) The Three Things Required of a Poet. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Tenth Irish Conference of Medievalists, NUI Maynooth , 06-JUL-96 - 06-JUL-96. [Details]
(1995)Ninth Irish Conference of Medievalists,
John Carey; (1995) Saint Patrick, the Druids, and the End of the World. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Ninth Irish Conference of Medievalists, NUI Maynooth , 20-JUN-95 - 20-JUN-95. [Details]
(1994)presented to the Medieval and Renaissance Society,
John Carey; (1994) 'The Rhetoric of Echtrae Chonlai¿. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], presented to the Medieval and Renaissance Society, UCC , 20-JAN-94 - 20-JAN-94. [Details]
(1994)`Culturele Identiteit en Culturele Integratie¿,
John Carey; (1994) `Native Elements in Irish Pseudohistory¿. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], `Culturele Identiteit en Culturele Integratie¿, University of Utrecht , 10-DEC-94 - 10-DEC-94. [Details]
(1994)Eighth Irish Conference of Medievalists,
John Carey; (1994) The Narrative Setting of Baile Chuinn Chetchathaig. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Eighth Irish Conference of Medievalists, NUI Maynooth , 25-JUN-94 - 25-JUN-94. [Details]
(1992)Director's Seminar on Works in Progress,
John Carey; (1992) In Tenga Bithnua: from Apocalypse to Homily?. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Director's Seminar on Works in Progress, Warburg Institute, London , 28-OCT-92 - 28-OCT-92. [Details]
(1992)Temenos Academy,
John Carey; (1992) The Hand and the Angel: Observations on the Holy Book in Early Ireland and Northumbria. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Temenos Academy, London , 26-NOV-92 - 26-NOV-92. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Review Panel Member2014 / 2014
Editorial Committee Irish Biblical Association representative2013 /
Cork University Press Committee Member2012 /
College Academic Development Committee Member2012 /
Irish Editorial Board Member; Director since Dec. 20141994 /

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
University College Cork Professor of Early and Medieval Irish01-AUG-14 /
Department of Early and Medieval Irish, UCC Statutory Lecturer09-JAN-95 /
Harvard University Associate Professor01-JAN-90 / 12-JAN-92
Harvard University Lecturer01-JAN-86 / 12-JAN-89
Libraries of the Episcopal Divinity School and the Weston School of Theology Acquisitions Supervisor for Monographs01-JAN-85 / 12-JAN-85

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
1983Harvard University PHDEarly and Medieval Irish
1981Harvard University MAIrish
1978Harvard College BAIrish

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Temenos Academy Review Editor-
Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies Referee-
Éigse Referee-
Journal Of Archaeological Method And Theory Referee-
Temenos Academy Review Referee-
Speculum Referee-
Zeitschrift Fur Celtische Philologie Referee-
Numen: International Review For The History Of Religions Referee-
Celtica Referee-
Ériu Referee-
Proceedings Of The Harvard Celtic Colloquium Member of Advisory Board-
Journal Of Celtic Studies Member of Editorial Board-
Journal Of The Warburg And Courtauld Institutes Referee-

Other Activities

 Description

Teaching an intensive seminar, University of Vilnius, 28-30 April 2009

Visits abroad: Helsinki Teaching an intensive seminar 17-20 September 2007 Helsinki Teaching an intensive seminar 9-13 September 2008

Teaching Interests

My main aim in teaching is to convey the richness, diversity and inclusiveness, and also the intellectual subtlety and spiritual depth, of the medieval Celtic traditions. At postgraduate level, I am most interested in training students to deal with original texts, and in techniques of dating and editing.

Recent Postgraduates

 Graduation YearStudent NameInstitutionDegree TypeThesis Title
2003Maxim Fomin NUI (UCC)PhDSecular and Clerical Images of Kingship in Early Christian Ireland and Early Buddhist India
2006Phillip Bernhardt-House UCCPhDCanids in Celtic Cultures
2007Jutta Libera UCCM.Phil.Echtrae Chormaic: A New Edition of the First Recension
2009Peter Holtzmann UCCM.Phil.Poetic Rhetoric of Praise in Medieval Ireland
2015Nicole Volmering UCCPhDMedieval Irish Vision Literature: A Genre Study
2015Nicole Volmering UCCPhDMedieval Irish Vision Literature: A Genre Study
2013Heather Key UCCPhDBetween the Worlds: Otherworld Women as Intermediaries in Early Irish Literature

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2017Medieval Welsh CC6004Medieval Welsh
2017Dissertation in Early and Medieval Irish CC6010Dissertation in Early and Medieval Irish
2017Independent Research: Early Christian Ireland CC6014Independent Research: Early Christian Ireland
2017Dissertation in Celtic Civilisation CC6009Dissertation in Celtic Civilisation
2017Celtic Myths and Legends CC1512Celtic Myths and Legends
2017Dissertation in the Beginnings of Irish Christianity CC6016Dissertation in the Beginnings of Irish Christianity
2017The Roots of the Arthurian Legend CC3012The Roots of the Arthurian Legend
2017Celtic Religion and Mythology CC1112Celtic Religion and Mythology