Research Profile

Caitríona Ó Dochartaigh

Biography

Caitríona Ó Dochartaigh graduated with a first class honours BA in Old Irish and German from the National University of Ireland, Galway, where she also completed her MA thesis. She subsequently won a scholarship to attend the University of Cambridge where she conducted a comparative study of Old Irish and Latin devotional material for her PhD thesis. Her research activity concentrates on medieval Irish religious material including devotional literature, prayers, litanies, hymns and apocrypha.  

Research Interests

My research focuses for the most part on the rich and varied extant texts of medieval Irish Christianity including prayers, litanies, hymns, martyrologies, exempla and apocrypha. In particular, I am interested in the Irish reception of early Christian sources, and the manner in which Irish reworkings of such materials re-entered Continental scholarly circles. I employ a wide range of methods in the analysis of the source material combining the fields of philology, theology, liturgical studies, comparative literature, literary criticism, source analysis, cultural studies, history of intellectual culture and history of Christian thought.
For the last number of years, the majority of my research time has been absorbed by my work on medieval Irish apocrypha and eschatalogy, in particular as a member of The Irish Biblical Apocrypha Project and the De Finibus Project. My commitment to both projects entails preparing editions of medieval Irish apocryphal and eschatalogical texts, including translation, apparatus, textual notes, commentary and introductions. The finished editions will be to be published in the prestigious Corpus Christianorum Series Apocryphorum and in the De Finibus volume. As well as preparing material for publication, I am also one of the joint principal investigators of the De Finibus project with responsibility for project co-ordination and budget management.


Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
IRCHSS - Doomsday in Medieval Ireland: Irish Texts and European ContextsIrish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS)01-JAN-0931-DEC-09€2,500.00

Publications

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(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)'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]
(2013)'Poems 138-41 in Saltair na Rann'
Ó Dochartaigh, C. (2013) 'Poems 138-41 in Saltair na Rann' In: Saltair Saíochta, Sanasaíochta agus Seanchais: A Festschrift for Gearóid Mac Eoin, ed. Dónall Ó Baoill, Donncha Ó hAodha and Nollaig Ó Muraíle. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
(2012)'Abhlann'
Ó Dochartaigh, C. (2012) 'Abhlann' In: Treasures of Irish Christianity: People and Places, Images and Texts, ed. Salvador Ryan and Brendan Leahy. Dublin: Veritas. [Details]
(2009)'Questions of Orality, Performance and Transmission in Relation to Medieval Irish Prayer'
Ó Dochartaigh, Caitríona ; (2009) 'Questions of Orality, Performance and Transmission in Relation to Medieval Irish Prayer' In: Festgabe für Hildegard L.C. Tristram überreicht von Studenten, Kollegen und Freunden des ehemaligen Faches Keltologie der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität in Freiburg. Berlin: Curach Bhán Publications. [Details]
(2009)'An Teanga agus an Fhéiniúlacht in Éirinn sa Luath-Mheánaois'
Ó Dochartaigh, Caitríona ; (2009) 'An Teanga agus an Fhéiniúlacht in Éirinn sa Luath-Mheánaois' In: Dias Díograise: Aistí i gcuimhne ar Mháirtín Ó Briain. Galway: Cló Iar-Chonnachta. [Details]
(2007)'Vom Lateinischen zum Irischen: Textverbindungen in einer altirischen Hymne'
Ó Dochartaigh, Caitríona; (2007) 'Vom Lateinischen zum Irischen: Textverbindungen in einer altirischen Hymne' In: Kelten-Einfälle an der Donau. Vienna: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften. [Details]
(2007)'Medieval Irish Colour Terms'
Ó Dochartaigh, Caitríona ; (2007) 'Medieval Irish Colour Terms' In: Visual Practices across the University. *Munich: *Wilhelm Fink Verlag. [Details]
(2004)'Goethe's Translation from the Gaelic Ossian'
O Dochartaigh, Caitriona; (2004) 'Goethe's Translation from the Gaelic Ossian' In: The Reception of Ossian, European Critical Traditions: The Reception of British Authors in Europe. [Details]
(2004)'An Gaol idir Théacs agus Íomhá: Dúshlán na nArd-Chros'
Ó Dochartaigh, Caitríona ; (2004) 'An Gaol idir Théacs agus Íomhá: Dúshlán na nArd-Chros' In: Cín Chille Cúile. *Aberyswyth: *Celtic Studies Publications. [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 Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
(2014)The End and Beyond: Christian Representations of the Afterlife in Medieval Ireland
Caitríona Ó Dochartaigh, John Carey and Emma Nic Cárthaigh (Ed.). (2014) The End and Beyond: Christian Representations of the Afterlife in Medieval Ireland The End and Beyond: Christian Representations of the Afterlife in Medieval Ireland. Aberystwyth: Celtic Studies Publications. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2012)'Homiletic Texts and the Transmission of Eschatological Apocrypha in a Medieval Irish Context'
Caitríona Ó Dochartaigh (2012) 'Homiletic Texts and the Transmission of Eschatological Apocrypha in a Medieval Irish Context'. Apocrypha, 23 :141-153 [Details]
(2008)'Bishop O'Brien's Vatican Manuscript'
Ó Dochartaigh, Caitríona ; (2008) 'Bishop O'Brien's Vatican Manuscript'. Journal of the Cork Historical and Archaeological Society, 113 :20-23 [Details]
(2002)'Language and Identity in Early Medieval Ireland'
Ó Dochartaigh, Caitríona; (2002) 'Language and Identity in Early Medieval Ireland'. Études Irlandaises, 27 (2):119-131 [Details]
(2000)'Review of Kees Veelenturf, Dia Brátha: Eschatological Theophanies and Irish High Crosses (Amsterdam, 1997)'
Ó Dochartaigh, Caitríona ; (2000) 'Review of Kees Veelenturf, Dia Brátha: Eschatological Theophanies and Irish High Crosses (Amsterdam, 1997)'. Études Celtiques, 34 :334-336 [Details]

Other Journals

 YearPublication
(2012)'Review of Anthony Harvey and Franz Fischer (eds), The St Patrick’s Confessio Hypertext Stack www.confessio.ie'
Caitríona Ó Dochartaigh (2012) 'Review of Anthony Harvey and Franz Fischer (eds), The St Patrick’s Confessio Hypertext Stack www.confessio.ie' Óenach, 4 (1) . [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2008CACSSS Research Fund CACSSS

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Society for the Study of Medieval Languages and Literature Member/
l'Association pour l'Étude de la Littérature Apocryphe Chrétienne Member/
The Irish Biblical Association Member/
Cumann Merriman Member/
The Henry Bradshaw Society Member/
The Irish Texts Society Member/

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2010)Réunion annuelle de l'AELAC,
Ó Dochartaigh, Caitríona ; (2010) Les Liens entre le 'Tenga Bithnua' et le 'Seacht Neamha'. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Réunion annuelle de l'AELAC, Dole , 24-JUN-10 - 26-JUN-10. [Details]
(2010)Saints' Liturgies: Profiles of a Practice in the Middle Ages,
Ó Dochartaigh, Caitríona ; (2010) Old Testament and Apocryphal 'Saints' in Irish Devotional Texts. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Saints' Liturgies: Profiles of a Practice in the Middle Ages, Princeton , 12-NOV-10 - 13-NOV-10. [Details]
(2009)Dialogues polyglottes avec l'au-delà. Autour des traductions en langues vernaculaires du De Spiritu Guidonis,
Ó Dochartaigh, Caitríona; (2009) La Réception du De Spiritu Guidonis en Irlande. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Dialogues polyglottes avec l'au-delà. Autour des traductions en langues vernaculaires du De Spiritu Guidonis, Paris , 24-JUN-09 - 25-JUN-09. [Details]
(2009)Ireland, India, London: The Tripartite Life Of Whitley Stokes,
Ó Dochartaigh, Caitríona; (2009) Hymns, Homilies and Hagiography: Stokes' editions of religious texts. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Ireland, India, London: The Tripartite Life Of Whitley Stokes, Cambridge , 18-SEP-09 - 19-SEP-09. [Details]
(2008)Réunion annuelle de l'AELAC,
Ó Dochartaigh, Caitríona ; (2008) L'Apocalypse de Thomas, Saltair na Rann et les sources intermédiaires. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Réunion annuelle de l'AELAC, Dole, France , 27-JUN-08 - 29-JUN-08. [Details]
(2007)International Congress of Celtic Studies,
Ó Dochartaigh, Caitríona; (2007) The Signs before Doomsday in Medieval Irish Apocrypha. [Oral Presentation], International Congress of Celtic Studies, Bonn , 23-JUL-07 - 27-JUL-07. [Details]
(2006)Réunion annuelle de l'AELAC,
Ó Dochartaigh, Caitríona ; (2006) Les Signes du Jugement Dernier dans le Saltair na Rann. [Oral Presentation], Réunion annuelle de l'AELAC, Dole, France , 30-JUN-06 - 02-JUL-06. [Details]
(2006)Societas Celtologica Nordica Symposium,
Ó Dochartaigh, Caitríona ; (2006) The Irish Liber Hymnorum. [Oral Presentation], Societas Celtologica Nordica Symposium, Helsinki , 21-SEP-06 - 23-SEP-06. [Details]
(2005)Comhdháil: Litríocht agus Cultúr na Gaeilge,
Ó Dochartaigh, Caitríona; (2005) An Ghaeilge agus na Gaeil sa tréimhse réamh-Normannach. [Oral Presentation], Comhdháil: Litríocht agus Cultúr na Gaeilge, Galway , 14-OCT-05 - 16-OCT-05. [Details]
(2005)Vierte Symposium Deutschsprachiger Keltologinnen und Keltologen,
Ó Dochartaigh, Caitríona ; (2005) Vom Lateinischen zum Irischen: Textverbindungen in einer altirischen Hymne. [Oral Presentation], Vierte Symposium Deutschsprachiger Keltologinnen und Keltologen, Linz, Austria , 28-JUL-05 - 30-JUL-05. [Details]
(2003)Exporting Identities 1750-1830: Antiquarianism & International Exchange,
Ó Dochartaigh, Caitríona ; (2003) Exporting Identities 1750-1830: Antiquarianism & International Exchange. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Exporting Identities 1750-1830: Antiquarianism & International Exchange, King's College, Cambridge , 26-SEP-03 - 28-SEP-03. [Details]
(2003)History Department Symposium UCD,
Ó Dochartaigh, Caitríona ; (2003) An end to History: Doomsday in Medieval Ireland. [Oral Presentation], History Department Symposium UCD, Dublin , 16-OCT-03 - 16-OCT-03. [Details]
(2002)Irish Medievalist Conference,
Ó Dochartaigh, Caitríona; (2002) The Early Irish Hymn Sén Dé. [Oral Presentation], Irish Medievalist Conference, Maynooth , 28-JUN-02 - 30-JUN-02. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Scoil Léann na Gaeilge, Head of School Selection Committee Committee Member and Departmental Representative2010 / 2010

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
UCC College Lecturer01-SEP-01 / 01-AUG-10
Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies Postdoctoral Research Scholar01-JAN-99 / 01-JAN-01
Dept of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, Cambridge University Temporary Full-time01-JAN-98 / 01-DEC-99
St Edmund's College, Cambridge Junior Research Fellow01-JAN-97 / 01-JAN-99

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2000Cambridge University Ph.D.Ph.D.
1995N.U.I. Galway M.A.M.A
1993N.U.I. Galway B.A.B.A.

Languages

 LanguageReadingWritingSpeaking
Irish FluentFluentFluent
English FluentFluentFluent
French FluentFluentFluent
German FluentFunctionalFunctional
Latin FluentNoneNone

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Cambridge University Press & Cork University Press Referee01-JAN-08 -

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

Current Postgraduate Students

 StudentDegree Type
Ostrander Catherine Clare Doctoral Degree

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2017Early Irish Text CC6003Early Irish Text
2017The Ancient Celts CC1111The Ancient Celts
2017Early Irish Text: Language and Literature 2 CC6018Early Irish Text: Language and Literature 2
2017Early Irish Text: Language and Literature 1 CC6017Early Irish Text: Language and Literature 1
2017Devotion and Belief in Pre-Norman Ireland CC6021Devotion and Belief in Pre-Norman Ireland
2016Palaeography and Manuscript-based Research CC6008Palaeography and Manuscript-based Research
2016Filíocht na Sean- agus na Meán-Ghaeilge GA3031Filíocht na Sean- agus na Meán-Ghaeilge

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