Research Profile

Pádraig Ó Riain

Biography

Pádraig Ó Riain was lecturer in Celtic Languages and Philology at UCC from 1964 until he was appointed to the Chair of Early and Medieval irish in 1973, a post he held until his retirement in 2002. Among other distinctions, he received the Humboldt Prize in 1995 and the Parnell Fellowship in Magdalene College, Cambridge, in 2002. He is a member of the Placenames Commission of Ireland. His research interests include hagiography, onomastics, Irish manuscripts and, most especially, the Irish martyrological tradition. He is one of the editors of the Locus project 

Research Interests

Publications

Books

 YearPublication
(2013)Historical dictionary of Gaelic placenames: Foclóir stairiúil áitainmneacha na Gaeilge, Fascicle 5 / Fascúl 5 [Clais an Chairn-Cnucha].
Pádraig Ó Riain and D. Ó Murchadha and K. Murray (eds) (2013) Historical dictionary of Gaelic placenames: Foclóir stairiúil áitainmneacha na Gaeilge, Fascicle 5 / Fascúl 5 [Clais an Chairn-Cnucha]. London: Irish Texts Society. [Details]
(2011)A Dictionary of Irish Saints.
Pádraig Ó Riain (2011) A Dictionary of Irish Saints. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
(2011)Edmund Hogan’s Onomasticon Goedelicum: Reconsiderations (ITS Subsidiary Series, 23).
Kevin Murray and Pádraig Ó Riain (eds) (2011) Edmund Hogan’s Onomasticon Goedelicum: Reconsiderations (ITS Subsidiary Series, 23). London: Irish Texts Society. [Details]
(2011)Historical dictionary of Gaelic placenames: Foclóir stairiúil áitainmneacha na Gaeilge, Fascicle 4 / Fascúl 4 [Ceall Ghabhann-Cláiríne]].
Pádraig Ó Riain and D. Ó Murchadha and K. Murray (eds) (2011) Historical dictionary of Gaelic placenames: Foclóir stairiúil áitainmneacha na Gaeilge, Fascicle 4 / Fascúl 4 [Ceall Ghabhann-Cláiríne]]. London: Irish Texts Society. [Details]
(2009)Lebor Gabála Érenn: The Book of the Taking of Ireland, Part VI: Index of Names (ITS, 63).
Pádraig Ó Riain (2009) Lebor Gabála Érenn: The Book of the Taking of Ireland, Part VI: Index of Names (ITS, 63). London: Irish Texts Society. [Details]
(2008)A Martyrology of Four Cities: Metz, Cologne, Dublin, Lund (Henry Bradshaw Society, 118).
Pádraig Ó Riain (2008) A Martyrology of Four Cities: Metz, Cologne, Dublin, Lund (Henry Bradshaw Society, 118). London: Boydell Press. [Details]
(2008)Geoffrey Keating’s Foras Feasa ar Éirinn: Reassessments (ITS Subsidiary Series 19).
Pádraig Ó Riain (ed.) (2008) Geoffrey Keating’s Foras Feasa ar Éirinn: Reassessments (ITS Subsidiary Series 19). London: Irish Texts Society. [Details]
(2008)Historical dictionary of Gaelic placenames: Foclóir stairiúil áitainmneacha na Gaeilge, Fascicle 3 / Fascúl 3 [C- Ceall Fhursa].
Pádraig Ó Riain and D. Ó Murchadha and K. Murray (eds) (2008) Historical dictionary of Gaelic placenames: Foclóir stairiúil áitainmneacha na Gaeilge, Fascicle 3 / Fascúl 3 [C- Ceall Fhursa]. London: Irish Texts Society. [Details]
(2006)Feastdays of the Saints: A History of Irish Martyrologies (Subsidia hagiographica, 86).
Pádraig Ó Riain (2006) Feastdays of the Saints: A History of Irish Martyrologies (Subsidia hagiographica, 86). Bruxelles: Société des Bollandistes. [Details]
(2005)Historical dictionary of Gaelic placenames: Foclóir stairiúil áitainmneacha na Gaeilge, Fascicle 2, names in B-.
Pádraig Ó Riain and D. Ó Murchadha and K. Murray (eds) (2005) Historical dictionary of Gaelic placenames: Foclóir stairiúil áitainmneacha na Gaeilge, Fascicle 2, names in B-. London: Irish Texts Society. [Details]
(2002)Beatha Aodha Ruaidh, the Life of Red Hugh O’Donnell: historical and literary contexts (ITS Subsidiary Series, 12).
Pádraig Ó Riain (ed.) (2002) Beatha Aodha Ruaidh, the Life of Red Hugh O’Donnell: historical and literary contexts (ITS Subsidiary Series, 12). London: Irish Texts Society. [Details]
(2002)Four Irish martyrologies: Drummond, Turin, Cashel, York (Henry Bradshaw Society, 115).
Pádraig Ó Riain (2002) Four Irish martyrologies: Drummond, Turin, Cashel, York (Henry Bradshaw Society, 115). London: Published for the Henry Bradshaw Society by The Boydell Press. [Details]
(2002)Historical dictionary of Gaelic placenames: Foclóir stairiúil áitainmneacha na Gaeilge, Fascicle 1, names beginning in A-.
Pádraig Ó Riain and D. Ó Murchadha and K. Murray (eds) (2002) Historical dictionary of Gaelic placenames: Foclóir stairiúil áitainmneacha na Gaeilge, Fascicle 1, names beginning in A-. London: Irish Texts Society. [Details]
(2001)Saints and scholars: studies in Irish hagiography (Proceedings of an international conference on hagiography, organised by the Department of Early and Medieval Irish, University College Cork as part of the 1400th anniversary of the death of St. Colum Cille, held in Cork in 1997).
John Carey, Máire Herbert, Padraig Ó Riain (eds) (2001) Saints and scholars: studies in Irish hagiography (Proceedings of an international conference on hagiography, organised by the Department of Early and Medieval Irish, University College Cork as part of the 1400th anniversary of the death of St. Colum Cille, held in Cork in 1997). Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
(1999)Fled Bricrenn: reassessments (ITS Subsidiary Series, 10).
Pádraig Ó Riain (ed.) (1999) Fled Bricrenn: reassessments (ITS Subsidiary Series, 10). London: Irish Texts Society. [Details]
(1998)Irish Texts Society: the first hundred years: essays to mark the centenary of the Irish Texts Society (ITS Subsidiary Series, 9).
Pádraig Ó Riain (ed.) (1998) Irish Texts Society: the first hundred years: essays to mark the centenary of the Irish Texts Society (ITS Subsidiary Series, 9). London: Irish Texts Society. [Details]
(1997)The making of a saint: Finbarr of Cork 600-1200.
Pádraig Ó Riain (1997) The making of a saint: Finbarr of Cork 600-1200. London: Irish Texts Society. [Details]
(1993)Beatha Bharra: Saint Finbarr of Cork the complete life.
Pádraig Ó Riain (1993) Beatha Bharra: Saint Finbarr of Cork the complete life. London: Irish Texts Society. [Details]
(1993)Anglo-Saxon Ireland: the evidence of the Martyrology of Tallaght (H. M. Chadwick Memorial Lecture, 3).
Pádraig Ó Riain (1993) Anglo-Saxon Ireland: the evidence of the Martyrology of Tallaght (H. M. Chadwick Memorial Lecture, 3). Cambridge: Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic, University of Cambridge. [Details]
(1988)Betha Adamnain. The Irish life of Adamnan.
Maire Herbert and Pádraig Ó Riain (1988) Betha Adamnain. The Irish life of Adamnan. London: Irish Texts Society. [Details]
(1987)Poems on marcher lords: from a sixteenth-century Tipperary manuscript.
Anne O'Sullivan, Pádraig Ó Riain (1987) Poems on marcher lords: from a sixteenth-century Tipperary manuscript. London: Irish Texts Society. [Details]
(1985)Corpus genealogiarum sanctorum Hiberniae.
Pádraig Ó Riain (1985) Corpus genealogiarum sanctorum Hiberniae. Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. [Details]
(1983)Folia Gadelica: aistí ó iardhaltaí leis a bronnadh ar R. A. Breatnach in ndeireadh a théarma mar Ollamh le Teanga agus Litríocht na Gaeilge i gColáiste Ollscoile Chorcaí: essays presented by former students to R. A. Breatnach on the occasion of this retirement from the Professorship of Irish language and Literature at University College, Cork.
Pádraig de Brún, Seán Ó Coileáin, Pádraig Ó Riain (eds) (1983) Folia Gadelica: aistí ó iardhaltaí leis a bronnadh ar R. A. Breatnach in ndeireadh a théarma mar Ollamh le Teanga agus Litríocht na Gaeilge i gColáiste Ollscoile Chorcaí: essays presented by former students to R. A. Breatnach on the occasion of this retirement from the Professorship of Irish language and Literature at University College, Cork. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]
(1978)Cath Almaine (Mediaeval and modern Irish series, 25).
Pádraig Ó Riain (1978) Cath Almaine (Mediaeval and modern Irish series, 25). Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. [Details]
(1968)Clár na lámhscríbhinní Gaeilge sa Bhreatain Bhig.
Pádraig Ó Riain (1968) Clár na lámhscríbhinní Gaeilge sa Bhreatain Bhig. Dublin: Cló Bhréanainn. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2012)'Northern Influences on 'A Dictionary of Irish Saints''
Pádraig Ó Riain (2012) 'Northern Influences on 'A Dictionary of Irish Saints''. Seanchas Ard Mhacha: Journal of the Armagh Diocesan Historical Society, 24 (1):1-9 [Details]
(2008)'An 'Vita Cadroe', an 'Leabhar Gabhála' agus Corcaigh'
Pádraig Ó Riain (2008) 'An 'Vita Cadroe', an 'Leabhar Gabhála' agus Corcaigh'. Journal of The Cork Historical and Archaeological Society, 113 :9-19 [Details]
(2005)'Barra Naofa: Léamh Nua ar a Chúlra Connachtach'
Pádraig Ó Riain (2005) 'Barra Naofa: Léamh Nua ar a Chúlra Connachtach'. Journal of The Cork Historical and Archaeological Society, 110 :59-63 [Details]
(2005)'The Cross of Cong: Some Recent Discoveries'
Pádraig Ó Riain and Griffin Murray (2005) 'The Cross of Cong: Some Recent Discoveries'. Archaeology Ireland, Spring :18-21 [Details]
(2003)'Deascán lámhscríbhinní: a manuscript miscellany'
Pádraig Ó Riain (2003) 'Deascán lámhscríbhinní: a manuscript miscellany'. Journal of The Cork Historical and Archaeological Society, 108 :133-140 [Details]
(2003)'A Northumbrian phase in the textual history of the Hieronymian Martyrology: the evidence of the Martyrology of Tallaght'
Pádraig Ó Riain (2003) 'A Northumbrian phase in the textual history of the Hieronymian Martyrology: the evidence of the Martyrology of Tallaght'. Analecta Bollandiana, 120 :311-363 [Details]
(2002)'[Review] P. Mac Cana, Collège des Irlandais Paris and Irish Studies'
Pádraig Ó Riain (2002) '[Review] P. Mac Cana, Collège des Irlandais Paris and Irish Studies'. Peritia, 16 :514-515 [Details]
(2002)'[Review] B. Ó Cuív, Catalogue of Irish language manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford and Oxford College libraries, vol. 1'
Pádraig Ó Riain (2002) '[Review] B. Ó Cuív, Catalogue of Irish language manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford and Oxford College libraries, vol. 1'. Peritia, 16 :519-520 [Details]
(2002)'[Review] E. Hogan, 'Onomasticon Goedelicum, locorum et tribuum Hiberniae et Scotiae''
Pádraig Ó Riain (2002) '[Review] E. Hogan, 'Onomasticon Goedelicum, locorum et tribuum Hiberniae et Scotiae''. Peritia, 16 :513-514 [Details]
(2000)'The Martyrology of Óengus: the transmission of the text'
Pádraig Ó Riain (2000) 'The Martyrology of Óengus: the transmission of the text'. Studia Hibernica, 31 :221-242 [Details]
(2000)'Rawlinson B 502 alias Lebar Glinne Dá Locha: a restatement of the case'
Pádraig Ó Riain (2000) 'Rawlinson B 502 alias Lebar Glinne Dá Locha: a restatement of the case'. Zeitschrift Fuer Celtische Philologie, 51 :130-147 [Details]
(1997)'When and why Cothraige was first equated with Patricius?'
Pádraig Ó Riain (1997) 'When and why Cothraige was first equated with Patricius?'. Zeitschrift Fuer Celtische Philologie, 49-50 :698-711 [Details]
(1994)'[Review] K.H. Jackson (ed.), Aislinge Meic Con Glinne'
Pádraig Ó Riain (1994) '[Review] K.H. Jackson (ed.), Aislinge Meic Con Glinne'. Journal of The Cork Historical and Archaeological Society, 99 :152-154 [Details]
(1992)'Saints in the catalogue of bishops of the lost ‘‘Register of Clogher’’'
Pádraig Ó Riain (1992) 'Saints in the catalogue of bishops of the lost ‘‘Register of Clogher’’'. Clogher Record, 14 (2):64-67 [Details]
(1991)'Barra Naofa: tuairisc an Irisleabhair air'
Pádraig Ó Riain (1991) 'Barra Naofa: tuairisc an Irisleabhair air'. Journal of The Cork Historical and Archaeological Society, 96 :117-124 [Details]
(1991)'The shrine of the Stowe Missal, redated'
Pádraig Ó Riain (1991) 'The shrine of the Stowe Missal, redated'. Proceedings of The Royal Irish Academy Section C-Archaeology Celtic Studies History Linguistics Literature, 91 :285-295 [Details]
(1990)'A misunderstood annal: a hitherto unnoticed 'cáin''
Pádraig Ó Riain (1990) 'A misunderstood annal: a hitherto unnoticed 'cáin''. Celtica, 21 :561-566 [Details]
(1990)'The Tallaght martyrologies, redated'
Pádraig Ó Riain (1990) 'The Tallaght martyrologies, redated'. Cambridge Medieval Celtic Studies, 20 :21-38 [Details]
(1989)'[Review] S. Mac Mathúna (ed.), Immram Brain. Bran’s journey to the Land of the Women'
Pádraig Ó Riain (1989) '[Review] S. Mac Mathúna (ed.), Immram Brain. Bran’s journey to the Land of the Women'. Eigse: A Journal of Irish Studies, 23 :211-214 [Details]
(1989)'[Review] N. Ní Shéaghdha, Catalogue of Irish manuscripts in the National Library of Ireland, fasc. vii and ix'
Pádraig Ó Riain (1989) '[Review] N. Ní Shéaghdha, Catalogue of Irish manuscripts in the National Library of Ireland, fasc. vii and ix'. Zeitschrift Fuer Celtische Philologie, 43 :246-246 [Details]
(1989)'Sanctity and politics in Connacht, 1100: the case of St. Fursa'
Pádraig Ó Riain (1989) 'Sanctity and politics in Connacht, 1100: the case of St. Fursa'. Cambridge Medieval Celtic Studies, 17 :1-14 [Details]
(1989)'The Psalter of Cashel: a provisional list of contents'
Pádraig Ó Riain (1989) 'The Psalter of Cashel: a provisional list of contents'. Eigse: A Journal of Irish Studies, 23 :107-130 [Details]
(1987)'[Review] Celtica 16'
Pádraig Ó Riain (1987) '[Review] Celtica 16'. Eigse: A Journal of Irish Studies, 22 :145-147 [Details]
(1987)'[Review] Celtica 17'
Pádraig Ó Riain (1987) '[Review] Celtica 17'. Eigse: A Journal of Irish Studies, 22 :147-148 [Details]
(1986)'[Review] C. Mhág Craith (ed.), Dán na mBráthar Mionúr ii'
Pádraig Ó Riain (1986) '[Review] C. Mhág Craith (ed.), Dán na mBráthar Mionúr ii'. Zeitschrift Fuer Celtische Philologie, 41 :329-330 [Details]
(1986)'[Review] N. Williams (ed.), Pairlement Chloinne Tomáis'
Pádraig Ó Riain (1986) '[Review] N. Williams (ed.), Pairlement Chloinne Tomáis'. Zeitschrift Fuer Celtische Philologie, 41 :331-333 [Details]
(1986)'[Review] B. Ó Cíobháin, Toponomia Hiberniae ii-iv'
Pádraig Ó Riain (1986) '[Review] B. Ó Cíobháin, Toponomia Hiberniae ii-iv'. Journal of The Cork Historical and Archaeological Society, 91 :136-137 [Details]
(1986)'[Review] Celtica 15'
Pádraig Ó Riain (1986) '[Review] Celtica 15'. Eigse: A Journal of Irish Studies, 21 :243-245 [Details]
(1986)'[Review] T. Charles-Edwards and F. Kelly (eds), Bechbretha'
Pádraig Ó Riain (1986) '[Review] T. Charles-Edwards and F. Kelly (eds), Bechbretha'. Eigse: A Journal of Irish Studies, 21 :241-243 [Details]
(1986)'Les vies de saint Fursy: les sources irlandaises'
Pádraig Ó Riain (1986) 'Les vies de saint Fursy: les sources irlandaises'. Revue Du Nord, :405-414 [Details]
(1986)'[Review] P.K. Ford (ed.), Celtic folklore and Christianity: studies in memory of W. W. Heist'
Pádraig Ó Riain (1986) '[Review] P.K. Ford (ed.), Celtic folklore and Christianity: studies in memory of W. W. Heist'. Eigse: A Journal of Irish Studies, 21 :246-247 [Details]
(1986)'[Review] N. Ní Shéaghdha, Catalogue of Irish manuscripts in the National Library of Ireland, fasc. vi & vii'
Pádraig Ó Riain (1986) '[Review] N. Ní Shéaghdha, Catalogue of Irish manuscripts in the National Library of Ireland, fasc. vi & vii'. Zeitschrift Fuer Celtische Philologie, 41 :320-321 [Details]
(1985)'Another Cork charter: the Life of Saint Finbarr'
Pádraig Ó Riain (1985) 'Another Cork charter: the Life of Saint Finbarr'. Journal of The Cork Historical and Archaeological Society, 90 :1-13 [Details]
(1984)'Samson alias San(c)tán?'
Pádraig Ó Riain (1984) 'Samson alias San(c)tán?'. Peritia, 3 :320-323 [Details]
(1984)'[Review] W. Davies, Wales in the early middle ages'
Pádraig Ó Riain (1984) '[Review] W. Davies, Wales in the early middle ages'. Peritia, 3 :567-569 [Details]
(1982)'NL1 G2. f. 3 and the Book of Glendalough'
Pádraig Ó Riain (1982) 'NL1 G2. f. 3 and the Book of Glendalough'. Zeitschrift Fuer Celtische Philologie, 39 :29-32 [Details]
(1982)'[Review] P. Mac Cana, The learned tales of medieval Ireland'
Pádraig Ó Riain (1982) '[Review] P. Mac Cana, The learned tales of medieval Ireland'. Eigse: A Journal of Irish Studies, 19 :433-436 [Details]
(1982)'[Review] Cambridge Medieval Celtic Studies 1'
Pádraig Ó Riain (1982) '[Review] Cambridge Medieval Celtic Studies 1'. Journal of The Cork Historical and Archaeological Society, 87 :155-156 [Details]
(1981)'Towards a methodology in early Irish hagiography'
Pádraig Ó Riain (1981) 'Towards a methodology in early Irish hagiography'. Peritia, 1 :146-159 [Details]
(1981)'[Review] J. & R. Styles, The Blasket Islands: next parish America'
Pádraig Ó Riain (1981) '[Review] J. & R. Styles, The Blasket Islands: next parish America'. Journal of The Cork Historical and Archaeological Society, 86 :133-134 [Details]
(1981)'[Review] P.A. Breatnach (ed.), Die Regensburger Schottenlegende: Libellus de fundacione ecclesie consecrati Petri'
Pádraig Ó Riain (1981) '[Review] P.A. Breatnach (ed.), Die Regensburger Schottenlegende: Libellus de fundacione ecclesie consecrati Petri'. Journal of The Cork Historical and Archaeological Society, 86 :70-71 [Details]
(1980)'[Review] Logainmneacha as Paróiste na Rinne, Co. Phort Láirge (in eagar ag Brainse na Logainmneacha)'
Pádraig Ó Riain (1980) '[Review] Logainmneacha as Paróiste na Rinne, Co. Phort Láirge (in eagar ag Brainse na Logainmneacha)'. Journal of The Cork Historical and Archaeological Society, 85 :132-132 [Details]
(1980)'[Review] P.L. Henry, Saoithiúlacht na Sean-Ghaeilge'
Pádraig Ó Riain (1980) '[Review] P.L. Henry, Saoithiúlacht na Sean-Ghaeilge'. Eigse: A Journal of Irish Studies, 18 :152-156 [Details]
(1980)'The Book of Glendalough or Rawlinson B. 502'
Pádraig Ó Riain (1980) 'The Book of Glendalough or Rawlinson B. 502'. Eigse: A Journal of Irish Studies, 18 :161-176 [Details]
(1977)'Traces of Lug in early Irish hagiographical tradition'
Pádraig Ó Riain (1977) 'Traces of Lug in early Irish hagiographical tradition'. Zeitschrift Fuer Celtische Philologie, 36 :138-156 [Details]
(1977)'St Finbarr: a study in a cult'
Pádraig Ó Riain (1977) 'St Finbarr: a study in a cult'. Journal of The Cork Historical and Archaeological Society, 82 :63-82 [Details]
(1974)'Battle-site and territorial extent in early Ireland'
Pádraig Ó Riain (1974) 'Battle-site and territorial extent in early Ireland'. Zeitschrift Fuer Celtische Philologie, 33 :67-80 [Details]
(1973)'The materials and provenance of 'Buile Shuibhne''
Pádraig Ó Riain (1973) 'The materials and provenance of 'Buile Shuibhne''. Eigse: A Journal of Irish Studies, 15 :173-188 [Details]
(1972)'Boundary association in early Irish society'
Pádraig Ó Riain (1972) 'Boundary association in early Irish society'. Studia Celtica, 7 :12-29 [Details]
(1971)'Two legends of the Uí Máille'
Pádraig Ó Riain (1971) 'Two legends of the Uí Máille'. Eigse: A Journal of Irish Studies, 14 :1-12 [Details]
(1971)'A study of the Irish legend of the wild man'
Pádraig Ó Riain (1971) 'A study of the Irish legend of the wild man'. Eigse: A Journal of Irish Studies, 14 :179-206 [Details]
(1971)'[Review] M. Dillon (ed.), Stories from the Acallam'
Pádraig Ó Riain (1971) '[Review] M. Dillon (ed.), Stories from the Acallam'. Eigse: A Journal of Irish Studies, 14 :153-155 [Details]
(1970)'An 'Grammatica Celtica': a cúlra agus a húdar'
Pádraig Ó Riain (1970) 'An 'Grammatica Celtica': a cúlra agus a húdar'. Capuchin Annual, :200-205 [Details]
(1970)'[Review] W. Meid (ed.), Die Romanze von Froech und Findabair'
Pádraig Ó Riain (1970) '[Review] W. Meid (ed.), Die Romanze von Froech und Findabair'. Studia Hibernica, 10 :170-172 [Details]
(1969)'Lámhscríbhinní Gaeilge i gCill Chaoi'
Pádraig Ó Riain (1969) 'Lámhscríbhinní Gaeilge i gCill Chaoi'. Eigse: A Journal of Irish Studies, 13 :33-49 [Details]
(1968)'Séamus Ó Súilleabháin, bíoblóir'
Pádraig Ó Riain (1968) 'Séamus Ó Súilleabháin, bíoblóir'. Studia Hibernica, 8 :60-78 [Details]
(1968)'[Review] W. Meid (ed.), Táin bó Fraích'
Pádraig Ó Riain (1968) '[Review] W. Meid (ed.), Táin bó Fraích'. Studia Hibernica, 8 :180-182 [Details]
(1968)'[Review] C. O’Rahilly (ed.), Táin bó Cúailnge from the Book of Leinster'
Pádraig Ó Riain (1968) '[Review] C. O’Rahilly (ed.), Táin bó Cúailnge from the Book of Leinster'. Studia Hibernica, 8 :177-180 [Details]
(1967)'Dán ar Shéafraidh Ó Donnchadha an Ghleanna'
Pádraig Ó Riain (1967) 'Dán ar Shéafraidh Ó Donnchadha an Ghleanna'. Eigse: A Journal of Irish Studies, 12 :123-132 [Details]
(1966)'[Review] P. Ó Fiannachta (ed.), Táin bó Cuailnge'
Pádraig Ó Riain (1966) '[Review] P. Ó Fiannachta (ed.), Táin bó Cuailnge'. Studia Hibernica, 6 :168-171 [Details]
(1965)'Seanfhíon i mbuidéal nua: review of S.S. Ó Conghaile, Rí na n-uile'
Pádraig Ó Riain (1965) 'Seanfhíon i mbuidéal nua: review of S.S. Ó Conghaile, Rí na n-uile'. Agus, 5 (4):6-7 [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2013)'Albert Le Grand’s Life of Sané of Plouzané, alias Seanán of Scattery Island'
Pádraig Ó Riain (2013) 'Albert Le Grand’s Life of Sané of Plouzané, alias Seanán of Scattery Island' In: Jean-Christophe Cassard and Pierre-Yves Lambert and Jean-Michel Lambert and Bertrand Yeurc’h (eds). Mélanges offerts au professeur Bernard Merdrignac (Britannia Monastica, 17). Landévennec: Centre International de Recherche et de Documentation sur le Monachisme Celtique. [Details]
(2013)'The O’Donohue Lives of the Salamancan Codex: the Earliest Collection of Irish Saints’ Lives?'
Pádraig Ó Riain (2013) 'The O’Donohue Lives of the Salamancan Codex: the Earliest Collection of Irish Saints’ Lives?' In: Sarah Sheehan and Joanne Findon and Westley Follett (eds). Gablánach in scélaigecht: Celtic studies in honour of Ann Dooley. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
(2013)'Is Leor Nod don Eolach'
Pádraig Ó Riain (2013) 'Is Leor Nod don Eolach' In: Seán Ó Coileáin and Liam P. Ó Murchú and Pádraigín Riggs (eds). Séimhfhear Suairc: Aistí in Ómós don Ollamh Breandán Ó Conchúir. An Díseart, An Daingean: An Sagart. [Details]
(2012)'Aonghas of Tallaght'
Pádraig Ó Riain (2012) 'Aonghas of Tallaght' In: Salvador Ryan and Brendan Leahy (eds). Treasures of Irish Christianity. Vol. 2: A people of the word. Dublin: Veritas. [Details]
(2012)'The Medieval Story of Saint Crónán of Roscrea'
Pádraig Ó Riain (2012) 'The Medieval Story of Saint Crónán of Roscrea' In: Peter Harbison and Valerie Hall (eds). A carnival of learning: essays to honour George Cunningham and his 50 conferences on medieval Ireland in the Cistercian Abbey of Mount St Joseph, Roscrea, 1987-2012. Roscrea: Cistercian Press. [Details]
(2011)'Le nom et les fêtes de Gildas'
Pádraig Ó Riain (2011) 'Le nom et les fêtes de Gildas' In: Colloque Saint Gildas: actes du colloque de Saint-Gildas de Rhuys 30-31 janvier 2009. Gourin: Éditions des Montagnes Noires. [Details]
(2011)'The Lives of Kevin (Caoimhghin) of Glendalough'
Pádraig Ó Riain (2011) 'The Lives of Kevin (Caoimhghin) of Glendalough' In: Charles Doherty and Linda Doran and Mary Kelly (eds). Glendalough: City of God. Dublin: Four Courts Press, for the Royal Society of Antiquaries in Ireland. [Details]
(2010)'Longford Priories and their Manuscripts: All Saints and Abbeyderg'
Pádraig Ó Riain (2010) 'Longford Priories and their Manuscripts: All Saints and Abbeyderg' In: Martin Morris and Fergus O'Ferrall (eds). Longford: History and Society: interdisciplinary essays on the history of an Irish county. Dublin: Geography Publications. [Details]
(2009)'The Stowe Missal'
Pádraig Ó Riain (2009) 'The Stowe Missal' In: Bernadette Cunningham and Siobhán Fitzpatrick (eds). Treasures of the Royal Irish Academy Library. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. [Details]
(2009)'Fíonán of Iveragh'
Pádraig Ó Riain (2009) 'Fíonán of Iveragh' In: John Crowley and John Sheehan (eds). The Iveragh Peninsula: A Cultural Atlas of the Ring of Kerry. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]
(2009)'Scottorum Origenes Fabulosae: the Metz Version of 'Leabhar Gabhála''
Pádraig Ó Riain (2009) 'Scottorum Origenes Fabulosae: the Metz Version of 'Leabhar Gabhála'' In: John Carey (eds). Lebor Gabála Érenn (ITS Subsidiary Series, 20). London: Irish Texts Society. [Details]
(2009)'The Louvain Achievement II: Hagiography'
Pádraig Ó Riain (2009) 'The Louvain Achievement II: Hagiography' In: Edel Bhreathnach and Joseph MacMahon and John McCafferty (eds). The Irish Franciscans 1534-1990. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
(2009)'Naoimh agus Locha'
Pádraig Ó Riain (2009) 'Naoimh agus Locha' In: Seán Mac an tSíthigh (eds). Sruth agus sáile: aibhnte, locha agus farraige in Uíbh Ráthach, Éigse na Brídeoige 2007 and 2008. Baile Átha Cliath: Coiscéim. [Details]
(2009)'Irland und Wales: ein hagiographischer Austausch'
Pádraig Ó Riain (2009) 'Irland und Wales: ein hagiographischer Austausch' In: Gisbert Hemprich (eds). Festgabe für Hildegard L. C. Tristram (Bonner Beiträge zur Keltologie, Band 1). Berlin: Curach Bhán Publications. [Details]
(2006)'The Calendar and Martyrology of Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin'
Pádraig Ó Riain (2006) 'The Calendar and Martyrology of Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin' In: Raymond Gillespie and Raymond Refaussé (eds). The Medieval Manuscripts of Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
(2005)'Des notices messines dans le martyrologe irlandais de Gorman'
Pádraig Ó Riain (2005) 'Des notices messines dans le martyrologe irlandais de Gorman' In: Martin Aurell et Thomas Deswarte (eds). Famille, violence et christianisation au moyen âge: mélanges offerts à Michel Rouche. Paris: Presses de l'Université Paris-Sorbonne. [Details]
(2005)'Iarsmaí Págántachta i LuathChríostaíocht na hÉireann'
Pádraig Ó Riain (2005) 'Iarsmaí Págántachta i LuathChríostaíocht na hÉireann' In: Séamus de hÍde (eds). Daonscoil na Mumhan: Imeachtaí 2004. Baile Átha Cliath: Coiscéim. [Details]
(2004)'Dublin’s oldest book? A list of saints “made in Germany”'
Pádraig Ó Riain (2004) 'Dublin’s oldest book? A list of saints “made in Germany”' In: Seán Duffy (eds). Medieval Dublin V: proceedings of the Friends of Medieval Dublin Symposium 2003. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
(2004)'San Cataldo di Taranto: i particolari irlandesi'
Pádraig Ó Riain (2004) 'San Cataldo di Taranto: i particolari irlandesi' In: E. Farinella (eds). Casa Italia. Third annual. Gemellaggi tra Italia e Irlanda (Sguardi, 25). Dublin: A. & B. [Details]
(2003)'Bringing Duanaire Finn through the press: the Irish Texts Society perspective'
Pádraig Ó Riain (2003) 'Bringing Duanaire Finn through the press: the Irish Texts Society perspective' In: John Carey (eds). Duanaire Finn: reassessments (ITS Subsidiary Series, 13). London: Irish Texts Society. [Details]
(2002)'Irish hagiography of the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries'
Pádraig Ó Riain (2002) 'Irish hagiography of the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries' In: Sofia Boesch Gajano and Raimondo Michetti (eds). Europa sacra : raccolte agiografie e identità politiche in Europa fra Medioevo ed età moderna. Rome: Carocci. [Details]
(2002)'Local saints and local churches in the early medieval West'
Pádraig Ó Riain (2002) 'Local saints and local churches in the early medieval West' In: Alan Thacker and Richard Sharpe (eds). Irish saints’ cults and ecclesiastical families. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
(2002)'Hagiography without frontiers: borrowing of saints across the Irish sea'
Pádraig Ó Riain (2002) 'Hagiography without frontiers: borrowing of saints across the Irish sea' In: Dorothea Walz (eds). Scripturus vitam: Lateinische Biographie von der Antike bis in die Gegenwart. Festgabe für Walter Berschin zum 65. Geburtstag. Heidelberg: Mattes. [Details]
(2000)'The 'Catalogus praecipuorum sanctorum Hiberniae', sixty years on'
Pádraig Ó Riain (2000) 'The 'Catalogus praecipuorum sanctorum Hiberniae', sixty years on' In: Alfred P. Smyth (eds). Seanchas: studies in early and medieval Irish archaeology, history and literature in honour of Francis J. Byrne. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
(1999)'Die Bibliothek des Verfassers des kommentierten 'Féilire Óengusso''
Pádraig Ó Riain (1999) 'Die Bibliothek des Verfassers des kommentierten 'Féilire Óengusso'' In: Erich Poppe and Hildegard L.C. Tristram (eds). Übersetzung, Adaptation und Akkulturation im insularen Mittelalter (Studien und Texte zur Keltologie, 4). Muenster: Nodus Publikationen. [Details]
(1999)'Finnio and Winniau: a return to the subject'
Pádraig Ó Riain (1999) 'Finnio and Winniau: a return to the subject' In: John Carey and John T. Koch and Pierre-Yves Lambert (eds). Ildánach Ildírech: a Festschrift for Proinsias Mac Cana (Celtic Studies Publications, 4). Andover: Celtic Studies Publications. [Details]
(1998)'Codex Salmanticensis: a provenance inter Anglos or inter Hibernos'
Pádraig Ó Riain (1998) 'Codex Salmanticensis: a provenance inter Anglos or inter Hibernos' In: Toby Barnard and Dáibhı Ó Cróinın and Katharine Simms (eds). ‘A miracle of learning’: studies in manuscripts and Irish learning. Essays in honour of William O’Sullivan. Aldershot: Ashgate. [Details]
(1998)'Der Schein der trügt: die irische Heldensage als kirchenpolitische Aussage'
Pádraig Ó Riain (1998) 'Der Schein der trügt: die irische Heldensage als kirchenpolitische Aussage' In: Hildegard L.C. Tristram (eds). New methods in the research of epic = Neue Methoden der Epenforschung (ScriptOralia, 107). Tuebingen: Narr. [Details]
(1997)'Introduction'
Pádraig Ó Riain (1997) 'Introduction' In: Trias thaumaturga, [edited by] John Colgan. Dublin: Éamonn de Búrca for Edmund Burke. [Details]
(1997)'Le passage du paganisme au christianisme en Irlande'
Pádraig Ó Riain (1997) 'Le passage du paganisme au christianisme en Irlande' In: Michel Rouche (eds). Clovis: histoire et mémoire [actes du colloque international d'histoire de Reims]. Vol.1: Le Baptême de Clovis, l'événement [Clovis et son temps]. Paris: Presses de l'Université de Paris-Sorbonne. [Details]
(1995)'Saint Ronan de Locronan: le dossier irlandais'
Pádraig Ó Riain (1995) 'Saint Ronan de Locronan: le dossier irlandais' In: D. Laurent (eds). Saint Ronan et la troménie. Actes du colloque, 28-29 avril 1989. Brest: CRBC / Association Abardaeziou Lokorn, Locronan. [Details]
(1995)'Pagan example and Christian practice: a reconsideration'
Pádraig Ó Riain (1995) 'Pagan example and Christian practice: a reconsideration' In: Doris Edel (eds). Cultural identity and cultural integration: Ireland and Europe in the early Middle Ages. Blackrock, Co. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
(1995)'Saothar suaithinseach de chuid Eoghain Uí Chomhraí'
Pádraig Ó Riain (1995) 'Saothar suaithinseach de chuid Eoghain Uí Chomhraí' In: Pádraig Ó Fiannachta (eds). Ómós do Eoghan Ó Comhraí: saol agus saothar. Dingle: An Sagart. [Details]
(1994)'The saints of Cardiganshsire'
Pádraig Ó Riain (1994) 'The saints of Cardiganshsire' In: J. L. Davies and D. P. Kirby (eds). Cardiganshire county history. Vol.1: From the earliest times to the coming of the Normans. Cardiff: University of Wales Press on behalf of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society. [Details]
(1994)'Finnio and Winniau: a question of priority'
Pádraig Ó Riain (1994) 'Finnio and Winniau: a question of priority' In: Roland Bielmeier und Reinhard Stempel (eds). Indogermanica et Caucasica: Festschrift für Karl Horst Schmidt zum 65. Geburtstag. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter. [Details]
(1994)'Gildas: a solution to his enigmatic name?'
Pádraig Ó Riain (1994) 'Gildas: a solution to his enigmatic name?' In: Catherine Laurent et Helen Davis (eds). Irlande et Bretagne: vingt siècles d'histoire : actes du colloque de Rennes, 29-31 mars 1993, organisé par les Archives municipales de Rennes et l'Université-Collège de Cork. Rennes: Terre de Brume. [Details]
(1994)'The 'Táin': a clue to its origins'
Pádraig Ó Riain (1994) 'The 'Táin': a clue to its origins' In: J. P. Mallory and Gerard Stockman (eds). Ulidia: proceedings of the First International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales, Belfast and Emain Macha, 8-12 April 1994. Belfast: December Publications. [Details]
(1993)'“To be named is to exist”: the instructive case of Achadh Bolg (Aghabulloge)'
Pádraig Ó Riain (1993) '“To be named is to exist”: the instructive case of Achadh Bolg (Aghabulloge)' In: Patrick O’Flanagan and Cornelius G. Buttimer (eds). Cork: history and society: interdisciplinary essays on the history of an Irish county. Dublin: Geography Publications. [Details]
(1991)'Early Irish literature'
Pádraig Ó Riain (1991) 'Early Irish literature' In: Glanville Price (eds). The Celtic connection (Princess Grace Irish library, 6). Gerrards Cross: Colin Smythe. [Details]
(1990)'Sainte Brigitte: paradigme de l’abbesse celtique'
Pádraig Ó Riain (1990) 'Sainte Brigitte: paradigme de l’abbesse celtique' In: Michel Rouche et Jean Heuclin (eds). La femme au moyen-age [Proceedings of a conference held in Maubeuge October 6-9, 1988]. [Maubeuge]: Publication de la Ville de Maubeuge; Diffusion Jean Touzot. [Details]
(1989)'Conservation in the vocabulary of the early Irish church'
Pádraig Ó Riain (1989) 'Conservation in the vocabulary of the early Irish church' In: Donnchadh Ó Corráin and Liam Breatnach and Kim McCone (eds). Sages, saints and storytellers: Celtic studies in honour of Professor James Carney (Maynooth monographs, 2). Maynooth: An Sagart. [Details]
(1989)'The saints and their amanuenses: early models and later issues’'
Pádraig Ó Riain (1989) 'The saints and their amanuenses: early models and later issues’' In: Stephen N. Tranter and Hildegard L.C. Tristram (eds). Early Irish literature: media and communication = Mündlichkeit und Schriftlichkeit in der frühen irischen Literatur (ScriptOralia, 10). Tuebingen: Gunter Narr Verlag. [Details]
(1986)'Celtic mythology and religion'
Pádraig Ó Riain (1986) 'Celtic mythology and religion' In: Karl Horst Schmidt, Rolf Ködderitzsch (eds). Geschichte und Kultur der Kelten: Vorbereitungskonferenz, 25.-28. Oktober 1982 in Bonn: Vorträge = History and culture of the Celts. Heidelberg: Carl Winter. [Details]
(1986)'St. Abbán: the genesis of an Irish saint’s Life'
Pádraig Ó Riain (1986) 'St. Abbán: the genesis of an Irish saint’s Life' In: D. Ellis Evans, John G. Griffith, and E.M. Jope (eds). Proceedings of the seventh International Congress of Celtic Studies held at Oxford, from 10th to 15th July, 1983. Oxford: D. E. Evans. [Details]
(1984)'Finnian or Winniau'
Pádraig Ó Riain (1984) 'Finnian or Winniau' In: Próinséas Ni Chatháin und Michael Richter (eds). Irland und Europa = Ireland and Europe: die Kirche im Frühmittelalter = the early church. Stuttgart: Klett-Cotta. [Details]
(1983)'Cainnech alias Colum Cille, patron of Ossory'
Pádraig Ó Riain (1983) 'Cainnech alias Colum Cille, patron of Ossory' In: Pádraig de Brún, Seán Ó Coileáin, Pádraig Ó Riain (eds). Folia gadelica: aistí ó iardhaltaí leis a bronnadh ar R. A. Breatnach i ndeireadh a théarma mar Ollamh le Teanga agus Litríocht na Gaeilge i gColáiste Ollscoile Chorcaí. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]
(1982)'Beathaí agus beathaí béil'
Pádraig Ó Riain (1982) 'Beathaí agus beathaí béil' In: Máirtín Mac Conmara (eds). An léann eaglasta in Éirinn 1000-1200. Baile Átha Cliath: Clóchomhar a d'fhoilsigh do Institiúd Diagachta agus Fealsúnachta Bhaile an Mhuilinn. [Details]
(1981)'The Irish element in Welsh hagiographical tradition'
Pádraig Ó Riain (1981) 'The Irish element in Welsh hagiographical tradition' In: Donnchadh Ó Corráin (eds). Irish antiquity: essays and studies presented to Professor M. J. O'Kelly. Cork: Tower Books. [Details]

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  • Pádraig Ó Riain
    Emeritus Professor
  • p.oriain@ucc.ie
  • Early and Medieval Irish
    University College Cork
    Ireland

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