Gordon O Riain


Contact Details

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Áras na Ríomheolaíochta/Computer Science Building
T: 061 202365
E: gordon.oriain@ul.ie
 
researcher

Biography

<< Léachtóir agus Ceann Ábhair, Léann na Gaeilge, Scoil na Gaeilge, an Bhéarla agus na Cumarsáide. 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. 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>>

Edited Books

  Year Publication
2019 Lorg na Leabhar: A Festschrift for Pádraig A. Breatnach
Caoimhín Breatnach, Meidhbhín Ní Úrdail, Gordon Ó Riain (Ed.). (2019) Lorg na Leabhar: A Festschrift for Pádraig A. Breatnach Dublin: National University of Ireland. [Details]
2017 Dá dTrian Feasa Fiafraighidh: Essays on the Irish Grammatical and Metrical Tradition
Gordon Ó Riain (Ed.). (2017) Dá dTrian Feasa Fiafraighidh: Essays on the Irish Grammatical and Metrical Tradition Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. [Details]
2013 Celebrating Sixty Years of Celtic Studies at Uppsala University: Proceedings of the Eleventh Symposium of Societas Celtologica Nordica
Gordon Ó Riain, Ailbhe Ó Corráin (Ed.). (2013) Celebrating Sixty Years of Celtic Studies at Uppsala University: Proceedings of the Eleventh Symposium of Societas Celtologica Nordica Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2019 'Early modern poetry in transcript: A bardic miscellany (Invited Review Article)'
Gordon Ó Riain (2019) 'Early modern poetry in transcript: A bardic miscellany (Invited Review Article)'. Studia Hibernica, 45 :133-150 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2019 'Duanaire Éinrí Uí Néill († 1489)'
Gordon Ó Riain (2019) 'Duanaire Éinrí Uí Néill († 1489)'. Dúiche Néill: Journal of the O’Neill Country Historical Society, 25 :1-40 [Details]
2018 'Terminology in the Grammatical Tracts: ciall teasaidheachta'
Gordon Ó Riain (2018) 'Terminology in the Grammatical Tracts: ciall teasaidheachta'. Ériu, 68 :55-64 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2016 'Observations on the citations in Irish Grammatical Tracts V'
Gordon Ó Riain (2016) 'Observations on the citations in Irish Grammatical Tracts V'. CELTICA - Journal of the School of Celtic Studies, 28 :1-34 [ULIR Link] [Details]
2013 'Early modern technical verse from NLI G 3 (II)'
Gordon Ó Riain (2013) 'Early modern technical verse from NLI G 3 (II)'. CELTICA - Journal of the School of Celtic Studies, 27 :55-78 [ULIR Link] [Details]
2013 'Varia I: 1. Two quatrains in Cath Maighe Rath; 2. An unrecorded scribal note in RIA 23 Q 16; 3. IGT II 1258'
Gordon Ó Riain (2013) 'Varia I: 1. Two quatrains in Cath Maighe Rath; 2. An unrecorded scribal note in RIA 23 Q 16; 3. IGT II 1258'. Ériu, 63 :145-153 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2011 'Varia III: Quatrains relating to the controversy of the Red Hand'
Gordon Ó Riain (2011) 'Varia III: Quatrains relating to the controversy of the Red Hand'. Ériu, 61 :171-178 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2010 'A poem on the mutilation of Brian Óg Ó Néill (d. 1449)'
Gordon Ó Riain (2010) 'A poem on the mutilation of Brian Óg Ó Néill (d. 1449)'. Eigse-A Journal Of Irish Studies, 37 :92-111 [ULIR Link] [Details]
2008 'Early modern technical verse from NLI G 3'
Gordon Ó Riain (2008) 'Early modern technical verse from NLI G 3'. Eigse-A Journal Of Irish Studies, 36 :35-42 [ULIR Link] [Details]
2008 'The consonant cluster rdh'
Gordon Ó Riain (2008) 'The consonant cluster rdh'. Eigse-A Journal Of Irish Studies, 36 :82-86 [ULIR Link] [Details]
2008 'Some identifications of citations in the grammatical tracts'
Gordon Ó Riain (2008) 'Some identifications of citations in the grammatical tracts'. Eigse-A Journal Of Irish Studies, 36 :215-216 [ULIR Link] [Details]
2005 'Cé a rinne an tromluí? Láithreacht agus idirghabháil an údair in Deoraíocht'
Gordon Ó Riain (2005) 'Cé a rinne an tromluí? Láithreacht agus idirghabháil an údair in Deoraíocht'. Nua-Aois, :26-36 [Details]
2004 'Mo Bhealach Féin, an fhírinne agus an fhilíocht'
Gordon Ó Riain (2004) 'Mo Bhealach Féin, an fhírinne agus an fhilíocht'. Bliainiris, :108-136 [ULIR Link] [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2019 'The Poems of Giolla Brighde Mac Con Midhe: Manuscript sources, themes, and structure'
Gordon Ó Riain (2019) 'The Poems of Giolla Brighde Mac Con Midhe: Manuscript sources, themes, and structure' In: Pádraigín Riggs (eds). Giolla Brighde Mac Con Midhe: The Poet and His Craft. Cork: Irish Texts Society. [Details]
2019 'Aistí meadarachta in Irish Grammatical Tracts V'
Gordon Ó Riain (2019) 'Aistí meadarachta in Irish Grammatical Tracts V' In: Lorg na Leabhar: A Festschrift for Pádraig A. Breatnach. Dublin: National University of Ireland. [ULIR Link] [Details]
2019 'Person-switching in the Irish grammatical tracts'
Gordon Ó Riain (2019) 'Person-switching in the Irish grammatical tracts' In: Proceedings of the fourteenth international symposium of Societas Celtologica Nordica. Uppsala, Sweden: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis. [Details]
2017 'A fragment of an early modern tract on grammar and metrics'
Gordon Ó Riain (2017) 'A fragment of an early modern tract on grammar and metrics' In: Dá dTrian Feasa Fiafraighidh: Essays on the Irish Grammatical and Metrical Tradition. Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. [ULIR Link] [Details]
2015 'Táinig an tráth nóna: old age in Classical Irish religious verse'
Gordon Ó Riain (2015) 'Táinig an tráth nóna: old age in Classical Irish religious verse' In: Aon don Éigse: Essays Marking Osborn Bergin’s Centenary Lecture on Bardic Poetry (1912). Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. [ULIR Link] [Details]
2012 'The language of Caithréim Thoirdhealbhaigh'
Gordon Ó Riain (2012) 'The language of Caithréim Thoirdhealbhaigh' In: Caithréim Thoirdhealbhaigh: Reassessments. Cork: Irish Texts Society. [ULIR Link] [Details]
2010 'The textual quality of the Book of the O’Conor Don'
Gordon Ó Riain (2010) 'The textual quality of the Book of the O’Conor Don' In: The Book of the O’Conor Don: Essays on an Irish Manuscript. Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. [ULIR Link] [Details]
2007 'Dán réitigh le Conchobhar Ruadh Mac Con Midhe († 1481)'
Gordon Ó Riain (2007) 'Dán réitigh le Conchobhar Ruadh Mac Con Midhe († 1481)' In: Léann Lámhscríbhinní Lobháin. The Louvain Manuscript Heritage. Dublin: National University of Ireland. [ULIR Link] [Details]
2019 'Introduction'
Caoimhín Breatnach, Meidhbhín Ní Úrdail, Gordon Ó Riain (2019) 'Introduction' In: Lorg na Leabhar: A Festschrift for Pádraig A. Breatnach. Dublin: National University of Ireland. [Details]
2017 'Introduction'
Gordon Ó Riain (2017) 'Introduction' In: Dá dTrian Feasa Fiafraighidh: Essays on the Irish Grammatical and Metrical Tradition. Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. [Details]
2013 'Introduction'
Gordon Ó Riain, Ailbhe Ó Corráin (2013) 'Introduction' In: Celebrating Sixty Years of Celtic Studies at Uppsala University. Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis. [Details]

Electronic Publication

  Year Publication
2017 Yellow Book of Lecan: Catalogue Entry of TCD 1318 col. 128a-216a (www.isos.dias.ie).
Gordon Ó Riain (2017) Yellow Book of Lecan: Catalogue Entry of TCD 1318 col. 128a-216a (www.isos.dias.ie). Electronic Publication [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2019 Seimineáir Léann na Gaeilge,
Gordon Ó Riain (2019) Giolla Brighde Mac Con Midhe (fl. 1250) agus a chuid filíochta: Lámhscríbhinní, téamaí agus struchtúr. [Invited Lecture], Seimineáir Léann na Gaeilge, University of Limerick , 19-FEB-19 - 19-FEB-19 [Details]
2018 UCD Special Collections Symposium,
Gordon Ó Riain (2018) Morris 27 agus Duanaire na bhFilí Clasaiceacha. [Invited Lecture], UCD Special Collections Symposium, UCD , 30-NOV-18 - 30-NOV-18 [Details]
2018 20th Annual Irish Texts Society Seminar: The Poems of Giolla Brighde Mac Con Midhe,
Gordon Ó Riain (2018) Sources, themes and structure in the Poems of Giolla Brighde Mac Con Midhe. [Invited Lecture], 20th Annual Irish Texts Society Seminar: The Poems of Giolla Brighde Mac Con Midhe, University College Cork , 17-NOV-18 - 17-NOV-18 [Details]
2018 Éigse Cholm Cille 2018,
Gordon Ó Riain (2018) Dán ag moladh banphátrúin. [Invited Lecture], Éigse Cholm Cille 2018, Ulster University, Derry , 10-MAR-18 - 10-MAR-18 [Details]
2018 Seimineáir Léann na Gaeilge,
Gordon Ó Riain (2018) Moladh ar bhanphátrún i dTiobraid Árann. [Invited Lecture], Seimineáir Léann na Gaeilge, University of Limerick , 20-FEB-18 - 20-FEB-18 [Details]
2018 Léann na Sionainne,
Gordon Ó Riain (2018) Conference on Irish Language and Literature (jointly organised with Dr Aengus Finnegan). [Conference Organising Committee Member], Léann na Sionainne, University of Limerick , 25-MAY-18 - 26-MAY-18 [Details]
2017 Seimineáir Léann na Gaeilge,
Gordon Ó Riain (2017) Oiliúint an fhile in Éirinn sna meánaoiseanna. [Invited Lecture], Seimineáir Léann na Gaeilge, University of Limerick , 14-MAR-17 - 14-MAR-17 [Details]
2016 Irish Renaissance Seminar,
Gordon Ó Riain (2016) A fifteenth-century Ulster poet in exile. [Invited Lecture], Irish Renaissance Seminar, University of Limerick , 05-NOV-16 - 05-NOV-16 [Details]
2016 15th international symposium of Societas Celtologica Nordica,
Gordon Ó Riain (2016) The metres of the citations in Irish Grammatical Tracts V. [Oral Presentation], 15th international symposium of Societas Celtologica Nordica, University of Helsinki, Finland , 24-AUG-16 - 24-AUG-16 [Details]
2016 Éigse Cholm Cille 2016,
Gordon Ó Riain (2016) Duanaire Éinrí Uí Néill (†1489). [Invited Lecture], Éigse Cholm Cille 2016, University of Ulster, Derry , 05-MAR-16 - 05-MAR-16 [Details]
2015 Tionól,
Gordon Ó Riain (2015) Remarks on the citations in Irish Grammatical Tracts V. [Oral Presentation], Tionól, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies , 21-NOV-15 - 21-NOV-15 [Details]
2015 14th international symposium of Societas Celtologica Nordica,
Gordon Ó Riain (2015) Observations on the citations in Irish Grammatical Tracts V. [Invited Lecture], 14th international symposium of Societas Celtologica Nordica, Uppsala University , 29-MAY-15 - 29-MAY-15 [Details]
2014 Gramadach agus prosóid na Gaeilge: The medieval and early modern Irish grammatical and metrical tradition,
Gordon Ó Riain (2014) A fragment of an early modern grammatical and metrical tract. [Invited Lecture], Gramadach agus prosóid na Gaeilge: The medieval and early modern Irish grammatical and metrical tradition, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies , 26-SEP-14 - 26-SEP-14 [Details]
2014 Gramadach agus prosóid na Gaeilge: The medieval and early modern Irish grammatical and metrical tradition,
Gordon Ó Riain (2014) Gramadach agus prosóid na Gaeilge: The medieval and early modern Irish grammatical and metrical tradition. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Gramadach agus prosóid na Gaeilge: The medieval and early modern Irish grammatical and metrical tradition, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies , 26-SEP-14 - 26-SEP-14 [Details]
2013 13th international symposium of Societas Celtologica Nordica,
Gordon Ó Riain (2013) A fragmentary tract on grammar and prosody. [Oral Presentation], 13th international symposium of Societas Celtologica Nordica, University of Oslo , 30-NOV-13 - 30-NOV-13 [Details]
2013 Grammatica and the Celtic vernaculars in the medieval world,
Gordon Ó Riain (2013) Aspects of the transmission and structure of Irish Grammatical Tracts V. [Invited Lecture], Grammatica and the Celtic vernaculars in the medieval world, University of Oxford , 13-APR-13 - 13-APR-13 [Details]
2012 Léann na Gaeilge 4,
Gordon Ó Riain (2012) Táinig an tráth nóna: old age in bardic religious poetry. [Invited Lecture], Léann na Gaeilge 4, University College Dublin/Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies , 20-APR-12 - 20-APR-12 [Details]
2012 Tionól,
Gordon Ó Riain (2012) Tionól. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Tionól, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies , 16-NOV-12 - 17-NOV-12 [Details]
2011 13th annual Irish Texts Society seminar,
Gordon Ó Riain (2011) The language and style of Caithréim Thoirdhealbhaigh. [Invited Lecture], 13th annual Irish Texts Society seminar, University College Cork , 05-NOV-11 - 05-NOV-11 [Details]
2011 Latin and vernacular grammatica in Northern Europe,
Gordon Ó Riain (2011) The Classical Irish grammatical tradition. [Invited Lecture], Latin and vernacular grammatica in Northern Europe, Senter for middelalderstudier, Universitetet i Bergen, Norway , 11-AUG-11 - 11-AUG-11 [Details]
2011 14th International Celtic Studies Congress,
Gordon Ó Riain (2011) A fifteenth-century poem on the 'Red Hand of Ulster'. [Oral Presentation], 14th International Celtic Studies Congress, National University of Ireland, Maynooth , 05-AUG-11 - 05-AUG-11 [Details]
2011 Irish Studies Symposium,
Gordon Ó Riain (2011) Irish Studies Symposium. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Irish Studies Symposium, Uppsala University , 04-OCT-11 - 04-OCT-11 [Details]
2010 Eleventh international symposium of Societas Celtologica Nordica,
Gordon Ó Riain (2010) Eleventh international symposium of Societas Celtologica Nordica. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Eleventh international symposium of Societas Celtologica Nordica, Uppsala University , 14-MAY-10 - 15-MAY-10 [Details]
2009 One-day conference on the Book of the O’Conor Don,
Gordon Ó Riain (2009) The textual quality of the Book of the O’Conor Don. [Invited Lecture], One-day conference on the Book of the O’Conor Don, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies , 16-MAY-09 - 16-MAY-09 [Details]
2008 Tionól,
Gordon Ó Riain (2008) A fifteenth-century apologue on the death of Cú Chulainn. [Oral Presentation], Tionól, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies , 28-NOV-08 - 28-NOV-08 [Details]
2006 The Louvain manuscript heritage,
Gordon Ó Riain (2006) Cionnas do roichfinn rí Oiligh: Dán réitigh d’Éinrí Ó Néill (†1489). [Invited Lecture], The Louvain manuscript heritage, University College Dublin , 02-DEC-06 - 02-DEC-06 [Details]

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
University of Limerick Head of Section (Irish Language and Literature / Léann na Gaeilge) 01-SEP-19 /
University of Limerick Lecturer above the bar 26-JUL-18 /
University of Limerick Lecturer below the bar 29-AUG-16 / 25-JUL-18
Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies Post-doctoral Research Fellow 01-AUG-12 / 28-SEP-16
Uppsala University Lecturer in Celtic Languages & Head of Celtic Section 01-AUG-09 / 31-JUL-12
Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies Research scholar 01-OCT-06 / 31-JUL-09

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2004 University College Dublin BA Irish
2008 University College Dublin PhD Irish

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2019 NUI Scholarly Publications Scheme National University of Ireland
2013 Acta Universitatis Upsalensis Publication Grant Uppsala University (Acta Universitatis Upsalensis)
2012 Bergin Fellowship Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies
2006 O'Donovan Scholarship Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies
2004 IRCHSS Postgraduate Scholarship Irish Reseach Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences
2004 Mansion House Scholarship University College Dublin
2004 Postgraduate Scholarship in Modern Irish University College Dublin
2004 William Henry Curran Scholarship University College Dublin
2004 Mary E. Byrne Medal University College Dublin
2004 Uan Uladh Medal University College Dublin
2002 William Henry Curran Scholarship University College Dublin
2002 Undergraduate Scholarships, Modern Irish & Old Irish University College Dublin
2002 Dr H. H. Stewart Scholarship in Irish National University of Ireland
2001 Entrance Scholarship University College Dublin

Professional Associations

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

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Internationalisation Committee, Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, University of Limerick Member /
Léann na Sionainne Conference Organising Committee, School of English, Irish, and Communication, University of Limerick Committee Chairperson / 2018
Research Committee, School of Culture and Communication, University of Limerick Member /
Poznań Conference of Celtic Studies, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań 2014, 2016, 2018 International Advisory Board Member /
Reading Early Modern Irish: a digital guide to Irish Gaelic (c. 1200-1650), University of Connecticut International Advisory Board Member / 2017

Teaching Interests

<< Gramadach na Gaeilge; Scileanna Aistriúcháin; Teanga agus litríocht na Nua-Ghaeilge Moiche; Litríocht an ochtú haois déag; Canúintí na Gaeilge; Stair na litríochta
Grammar of Irish; Translation skills; Language and literature of Early Modern Irish; Eighteenth-century literature; Dialects of Irish; History of Irish literature

Recent Final Year thesis projects (FYPs) supervised:
2017-18 - 5 FYPs (on: 18th-century political poetry; Famine literature; Dialects of Modern Irish; Sociolinguistics)
2018-19 - 3 FYPs (on: Irish Arthurian and medieval French literature; Christianity in Fiannaíocht; Modern Irish dialects and Standard Irish)
2019-20 - 8 FYPs >>



Modules Taught

  Term (ID)) Title Link Subject
LITRÍOCHT AGUS SAÍOCHT 1250-1690 GA4153
LITRÍOCHT AGUS SAÍOCHT 1690-1850 GA4156
TEANGA, SOCHAÍ AGUS SAÍOCHT 1 GA4141
TEANGA, SOCHAÍ AGUS SAÍOCHT 3 GA4143
TEANGA, SOCHAÍ AGUS SAÍOCHT 4 GA4146
TEANGA SOCHAÍ AGUS SAÍOCHT 5 GA4147
TEANGA, SOCHAÍ AGUS SAÍOCHT 6 GA4148
CELTIC CIVILISATION: CONTINUITY AND CHANGE GA4012