Máire Herbert, MA, PhD (Cantab)
Ollamh agus Ceann Scoile / Professor and Head of School
Seomra / Room G.07
Máire Herbert is a graduate of NUIG and the University of Cambridge. She has been a scholar at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, visiting fellow at Clare Hall, Cambridge, and visiting professor in the Dept of Celtic Languages and Literatures, Harvard University. She was recently appointed to the Placenames Commission of Ireland. Academic interests include Irish literary and cultural history of the eleventh and twelfth centuries, early Irish saints' Lives, and Irish-Scottish contacts in the pre-Norman era.
John Carey, MA (Harv), PhD (Harv)
Ceann Roinne / Head of Department
Seomra / Room G.08
John Carey did his undergraduate and postgraduate studies at Harvard University, where he subsequently taught as lecturer and associate professor. His research interests include cosmology, 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.
Kevin Murray, MPhil, PhD
Seomra / Room G.11
Kevin Murray is a graduate of UCD where he completed a PhD thesis on the Old Irish text Baile in Scáil. His research interests include placenames, editing medieval Irish texts and medieval Irish legal materials. He is one of the editors of the Locus project.
Caitríona Ó Dochartaigh, MA, PhD (Cantab)
Seomra / Room G.10
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.
Foireann Chuairte / Visiting Staff
Alexandra Bergholm, MA, PhD (Helsinki)
Seomra / Room G.12
Alexandra Bergholm is a graduate of the University of Helsinki, where she completed her PhD in Comparative Religion with a thesis on the Middle Irish text Buile Shuibhne. Her postdoctoral research project, funded by the Academy of Finland, focuses on death rituals in early medieval Ireland.
Elizabeth Boyle, MA, MPhil, PhD (Cantab)
Seomra / Room G.12
Elizabeth Boyle is an Affiliated Lecturer in Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic at the University of Cambridge and is a Research Fellow of St Edmund's College, Cambridge. She is a Visiting Fellow at UCC from October 2012 - September 2014, for which she was awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship (Gerda Henkel Stiftung/ M4HUMAN programme).
Foireann Shealadach / Temporary Staff
Pádraig Ó Riain, MA, PhD; Ollamh / Emeritus Professor
Seomra / Room G.12
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.
Foireann Riaracháin / Administrative Staff
Cúntóir Feidhmitheach Sinsearach / Senior Executive Assistant: Siobhán Ní Dhonghaile Seomra / Room G.22
Cúntóir Feidhmitheach / Executive Assistant: Ciara Ní Churnáin Seomra / Room G.22
Irish Biblical Apocrypha
Celtic Digital Initiative