Biography

<< Léachtóir agus Ceann Ábhair, Léann na Gaeilge, Scoil na Gaeilge, an Bhéarla agus na Cumarsáide. Stiúrthóir an chúrsa MA sa Ghaeilge. Comheagarthóir Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie.

Bhain BA agus PhD (2004, 2008) amach sa Choláiste Ollscoile, Baile Átha Cliath.

Taighde agus teagasc ar bun i réimsí éagsúla de Léann na Gaeilge agus den Léann Ceilteach, go mórmhór i dteanga agus i litríocht na Nua-Ghaeilge Moiche.

Tréimhsí caite in Ollscoil Uppsala na Sualainne (2009-12) mar léachtóir agus mar cheann ar Rannóg na dTeangacha Ceilteacha agus i Scoil an Léinn Cheiltigh, Institiúid Ard-Léinn Bhaile Átha Cliath (2012-16) mar chomhalta taighde.

Lecturer and Head of Section, Irish Language and Literature (Léann na Gaeilge), School of English, Irish, and Communication. Course director, MA sa Ghaeilge. Co-editor Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie.
Graduate of University College Dublin (BA 2004, PhD 2008).

Lectured and published extensively in various areas of Irish language and literature and Celtic Studies, with a specialisation in Early Modern Irish.

Previously, lecturer and head of the Celtic Section at Uppsala University (2009-12) and research fellow at Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (2012-16).>>







Research Interests

<< Teanga agus litríocht na Nua-Ghaeilge Moiche; filíocht na scol agus na tráchtais ghramadaí; stair na Gaeilge anuas go dtí an lá atá inniu ann; stair na litríochta; léann na lámhscríbhinní; an eagarthóireacht théacsúil
Language and literature of Early Modern Irish; bardic poetry and the grammatical tracts; the historical development of Irish to the present day; the history of Irish literature; palaeography; textual criticism>>

Professional Activities

Association

  • 2021 Steering Committee Member, Centre for Early Modern Studies
  • Member, The Henry Sweet Society for the History of Linguistic Ideas
  • Member, Irish Texts Society
  • Member, Celtic Studies Association of North America
  • Member, Runica et Mediævalia
  • Member, Eighteenth-century Ireland
  • Member, Centre for Early Modern Studies, Limerick
  • Member, Societas Celtologica Europaea

Award

  • 2019 - NUI Scholarly Publications Scheme
  • 2013 - Acta Universitatis Upsalensis Publication Grant
  • 2012 - Bergin Fellowship
  • 2006 - O'Donovan Scholarship
  • 2004 - William Henry Curran Scholarship
  • 2004 - IRCHSS Postgraduate Scholarship
  • 2004 - Mansion House Scholarship
  • 2004 - Postgraduate Scholarship in Modern Irish
  • 2004 - Uan Uladh Medal
  • 2004 - Mary E. Byrne Medal
  • 2002 - William Henry Curran Scholarship
  • 2002 - Undergraduate Scholarships, Modern Irish & Old Irish
  • 2002 - Dr H. H. Stewart Scholarship in Irish
  • 2001 - Entrance Scholarship

Employment

  • 2019 University of Limerick - Head of Section (Irish Language and Literature / Léann na Gaeilge)
  • 2018 University of Limerick - Lecturer above the bar
  • 2016 University of Limerick - Lecturer below the bar
  • 2012 Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies - Post-doctoral Research Fellow
  • 2009 Uppsala University - Lecturer in Celtic Languages & Head of Celtic Section
  • 2006 Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies - Research scholar

Education

  • 2008 University College Dublin - PhD
  • 2004 University College Dublin - BA

Committee

  • Poznań Conference of Celtic Studies, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań 2014, 2016, 2018,
  • Reading Early Modern Irish: a digital guide to Irish Gaelic (c. 1200-1650), University of Connecticut,
  • Léann na Sionainne Conference Organising Committee, School of English, Irish, and Communication, University of Limerick,
  • Internationalisation Committee, Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, University of Limerick,
  • Research Committee, School of Culture and Communication, University of Limerick,

Books

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Book Chapters

Introduction

Dr. Gordon O'Riain
2019
Dublin
National University of Ireland
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The textual quality of the Book of the O'Conor Don

Dr. Gordon O'Riain
2010
Dublin
Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies
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The Poems of Giolla Brighde Mac Con Midhe: Manuscript sources, themes, and structure

Dr. Gordon O'Riain
2019
Cork
Irish Texts Society
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The language of Caithréim Thoirdhealbhaigh

Dr. Gordon O'Riain
2012
Cork
Irish Texts Society
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Aistí meadarachta in Irish Grammatical Tracts V

Dr. Gordon O'Riain
2019
Dublin
National University of Ireland
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Táinig an tráth nóna: old age in Classical Irish religious verse

Dr. Gordon O'Riain
2015
Dublin
Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies
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Introduction

Dr. Gordon O'Riain
2013
Uppsala
Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis
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Introduction

Dr. Gordon O'Riain
2017
Dublin
Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies
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A fragment of an early modern tract on grammar and metrics

Dr. Gordon O'Riain
2017
Dublin
Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies
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Person-switching in the Irish grammatical tracts

Dr. Gordon O'Riain
2019
Uppsala, Sweden
Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis
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Dán réitigh le Conchobhar Ruadh Mac Con Midhe († 1481)

Dr. Gordon O'Riain
2007
Dublin
National University of Ireland
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Edited Books

Lorg na Leabhar: A Festschrift for Pádraig A. Breatnach

Dr. Gordon O'Riain
2019
Dublin
National University of Ireland
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Dá dTrian Feasa Fiafraighidh: Essays on the Irish Grammatical and Metrical Tradition

Dr. Gordon O'Riain
2017
Dublin
Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies
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Celebrating Sixty Years of Celtic Studies at Uppsala University: Proceedings of the Eleventh Symposium of Societas Celtologica Nordica

Dr. Gordon O'Riain
2013
Uppsala
Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis
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Peer Reviewed Journals

Some identifications of citations in the grammatical tracts

Dr. Gordon O'Riain
2008
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Varia III: Quatrains relating to the controversy of the Red Hand

Dr. Gordon O'Riain
2011
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The consonant cluster rdh

Dr. Gordon O'Riain
2008
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Mo Bhealach Féin, an fhírinne agus an fhilíocht

Dr. Gordon O'Riain
2004
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Early modern technical verse from NLI G 3

Dr. Gordon O'Riain
2008
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Cé a rinne an tromluí? Láithreacht agus idirghabháil an údair in Deoraíocht

Dr. Gordon O'Riain
2005
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A poem on the mutilation of Brian Óg Ó Néill (d. 1449)

Dr. Gordon O'Riain
2010
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Early modern poetry in transcript: A bardic miscellany (Invited Review Article)

Dr. Gordon O'Riain
2019
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Observations on the citations in Irish Grammatical Tracts V

Dr. Gordon O'Riain
2016
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Early modern technical verse from NLI G 3 (II)

Dr. Gordon O'Riain
2013
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Terminology in the Grammatical Tracts: ciall teasaidheachta

Dr. Gordon O'Riain
2018
Royal Irish Academy
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Varia I: 1. Two quatrains in Cath Maighe Rath; 2. An unrecorded scribal note in RIA 23 Q 16; 3. IGT II 1258

Dr. Gordon O'Riain
2013
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Other Journals

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Conference Publications

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Conference Contributions

Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Institute Reseach Seminar

Dr. Gordon O'Riain
2021
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Seimineáir Léann na Gaeilge

Dr. Gordon O'Riain
2018
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One-day conference on the Book of the O'Conor Don

Dr. Gordon O'Riain
2009
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Gramadach agus prosóid na Gaeilge: The medieval and early modern Irish grammatical and metrical tradition

Dr. Gordon O'Riain
2014
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Centre for Early Modern Studies Research Seminar Series

Dr. Gordon O'Riain
2020
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Seimineáir Léann na Gaeilge

Dr. Gordon O'Riain
2017
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14th International Celtic Studies Congress

Dr. Gordon O'Riain
2011
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14th international symposium of Societas Celtologica Nordica

Dr. Gordon O'Riain
2015
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Seimineáir Léann na Gaeilge

Dr. Gordon O'Riain
2020
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Irish Renaissance Seminar

Dr. Gordon O'Riain
2016
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Latin and vernacular grammatica in Northern Europe

Dr. Gordon O'Riain
2011
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Seimineáir Léann na Gaeilge

Dr. Gordon O'Riain
2019
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Irish Studies Symposium

Dr. Gordon O'Riain
2011
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13th annual Irish Texts Society seminar

Dr. Gordon O'Riain
2011
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Éigse Cholm Cille 2016

Dr. Gordon O'Riain
2016
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UCD Special Collections Symposium

Dr. Gordon O'Riain
2018
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Léann na Gaeilge 4

Dr. Gordon O'Riain
2012
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15th international symposium of Societas Celtologica Nordica

Dr. Gordon O'Riain
2016
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20th Annual Irish Texts Society Seminar: The Poems of Giolla Brighde Mac Con Midhe

Dr. Gordon O'Riain
2018
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Eleventh international symposium of Societas Celtologica Nordica

Dr. Gordon O'Riain
2010
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Grammatica and the Celtic vernaculars in the medieval world

Dr. Gordon O'Riain
2013
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Léann na Sionainne

Dr. Gordon O'Riain
2018
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The Louvain manuscript heritage

Dr. Gordon O'Riain
2006
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13th international symposium of Societas Celtologica Nordica

Dr. Gordon O'Riain
2013
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Éigse Cholm Cille 2018

Dr. Gordon O'Riain
2018
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Gramadach agus prosóid na Gaeilge: The medieval and early modern Irish grammatical and metrical tradition

Dr. Gordon O'Riain
2014
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Published Reports

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Editorials

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Book Reviews

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Other Publications

Yellow Book of Lecan: Catalogue Entry of TCD 1318 col. 128a-216a (www.isos.dias.ie)

Dr. Gordon O'Riain
2017
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