Pádraig Ó Macháin

Irish manuscripts and manuscript traditions; verse in Irish 1200-1900; rural unrest in Ireland in the early 19th century; literary history of Co. Waterford; history and tradition in Ossory.

Former director of Irish Script on Screen.

Books

  • The Book of the O'Conor Donessays on an Irish manuscript (DIAS 2010)

  • Like sun gone down: selections from the writings of John Canon O'Hanlon (with Tony Delaney, Kilkenny 2005)

  • Six years in Galmoy: rural unrest in County Kilkenny 1819-1824 (Dublin 2004)

  • Téacs agus údar i bhfilíocht na scol (Dublin 1998)

  • Catalogue of Irish manuscripts in the National Library of Ireland Fasciculus XIII (with Nessa Ní Shéaghdha, Dublin 1996)

  • Riobard Bheldon: Amhráin agus dánta (Baile Átha Cliath 1995)

  • Catalogue of Irish manuscripts in Mount Melleray Abbey Co. Waterford (Dublin 1991)

  • Catalogue of Irish manuscripts in the National Library of Ireland Fasciculus XI (Dublin 1990)

Editorial

  • ed. (with Aoibheann Nic Dhonnchadha) An Linn Bhuí: Iris Ghaeltacht na nDéise 1 (1997); 2 (1998); 3 (1999); 4 (2000); 5 (2001); 6 (2002); 7 (2003); 8 (2004); 9 (2005); 10 (2006); 11 (2007); 12 (2008); 13 (2009); 14 (2010); 15 (2011); 16 (2012); 17 (2013); 18 (2014); 19 (2015); 20 (2016); 21 (2017)

  • ed. Ossory, Laois and Leinster 1 (2004); 2 (2006); 3 (2008); 4 (2010); 5 (2012); 6 (2015)

  • Studies in Irish Manuscripts, General Editor: Catalogue of Irish manuscripts in Villanova University, Pennsylvania by William Mahon (DIAS 2007)

  • ed. Ghaibh a leithéid an tslí tráth by Padraig Ó Fiannúsa (2nd edition, Waterford 2008)

Articles

  • 'Saothrú na Gaeilge scríofa sna Déise sa Drochshaol', An Linn Bhui 21 (2017) 225-41

  • 'Two poems by William Nugent', Ríocht na Midhe 28 (2017) 36-52

  • 'The Bardic Elegy', in Salvador Ryan (ed.), Death and the Irish: a miscellany (Dublin 2016) 35-8

  • 'A poem on the death of Tadhg Ó Ruairc, 1605', Celtica, 28 (2016) 35-54

  • 'Seán Pléimeann: nótaí beathaisnéise', An Linn Bhuí 20 (2016) 291-313

  • 'Notes on the decoration in the duanaire of Cú Chonnacht Mág Uidhir’, Éigse 39 (2016) 111-127

  • with Éamon Ó Cíosáin and Ciarán O'Scea (2015) 'Two letters in Irish from Domhnall Mac Suibhne OSA in Nantes (1640)'. Archivium Hibernicum, 68 (2015) 103-138

  • 'Imirce agus filleadh lámhscríbhinní na nGael', in Ríona Nic Congáil, Máirín Nic Eoin et al. (eag.), Litríocht na Gaeilge ar Fud an Domhain (Baile Átha Cliath 2015) I, 109-54

  • 'Aspects of Bardic Poetry in the thirteenth century', in Caoimhín Breatnach and Meidhbhín Ní Úrdail (ed.), Aon don Éigse: essays marking Osborn Bergin's Centenary Lecture on Bardic Poetry (Dublin 2015) 91-125

  • 'Ceasta Fhíthil: buaine agus ilghnéitheacht na gaoise i litríocht na Gaeilge', in John Carey et al. (ed.), Sacred Histories: a Festschrift for Máire Herbert (Dublin 2015) 333-54

  • 'Leabhar Leasa Móir agus lucht léinn sa naoú haois déag', An Linn Bhuí, 18 (2014) 233-49

  • 'Aonghus Ó Callanáin, Leabhar Leasa Móir agus an Agallamh Bheag', in Aidan Doyle and Kevin Murray (ed.) In dialogue with the Agallamh: essays in honour of Seán Ó Coileáin (Dublin 2014) 144-163

  • 'Three early poems by Fearghal Óg Mac an Bhaird, with notes on the duanaire of Domhnall Mac Suibhne', Celtica 27 (2013) 38-54

  • 'A Tipperary emigrant's manuscript', Tipperary Historical Journal (2013) 96-108

  • 'Maghnus Ó Conchubhair, Rí Connacht (1288-1293): blogh dá dhuanaire', in Seán Ó Coileáin, Liam P. Ó Murchú and Pádraigín Riggs (ed.), Séimhfhear suairc: aistí in ómós don Ollamh Breandán Ó Conchúir (An Daingean 2013) 679-704

  • 'Eachtra Chaitlín Cúnún', An Linn Bhuí 17 (2013) 209-14

  • 'The word in the margins', in Salvador Ryan and Brendan Leahy (ed.), Treasures of Irish Christianity Volume II: a people of the word (Dublin 2013) 69-73

  • ' "One glimpse of Ireland": the manuscript of Fr Nicolás (Fearghal Dubh) Ó Gadhra, OSA', in Raymond Gillespie and Ruairí Ó hUiginn (ed.), Irish Europe, 1600-1650: writing and learning (Dublin 2013) 135-62

  • 'Tadhg Ó Rodaighe and his school: aspects of patronage and poetic practice at the close of the bardic era', in Seán Duffy (ed.), Princes, prelates and poets in Medieval Ireland: essays in honour of Katharine Simms (Dublin 2013) 538-51

  • 'A Gaelic link with Paris Anderson', Ossory, Laois and Leinster 5 (2012) 234-9

  • 'Fr Séamas Ó Muraidheagh OP (c.1703-1767): an Irish scribe and poet at Louvain’, Seanchas Ard Mhacha 24/1 (2012) 104-13

  • 'Pádraig Ó Meachair agus Nioclás Mac Síthigh: dán agus amhrán um bheirt shagart', An Linn Bhuí 16 (2012) 199-212

  • 'The Irish book of hymns', in Salvador Ryan and Brendan Leahy (ed.), Treasures of Irish Christianity: people and places, images and texts (Dublin 2012) 84-6

  • 'Two Nugent manuscripts: the Nugent Duanaire and Queen Elizabeth's Primer', Ríocht na Midhe: Records of Meath Archaeological and Historical Society 23 (2012) 121-42

  • 'Fr Patrick Meany and the Dr Keating Society, 1860–1865’, Studia Hibernica 37 (2011) 165–96

  • 'Observations on the manuscript of Tadhg Ó Cianáin', in Fearghus Ó Fearghail (ed.), Tadhg Ó Cianáinan Irish scholar in Rome (Dublin 2011) 171-205

  • (with Fearghus Ó Fearghail) 'A nineteenth-century transcript of Ó Cianáin's manuscript', in Fearghus Ó Fearghail,  Tadhg Ó Cianáinan Irish scholar in Rome (Dublin 2011) 206-14

  • 'Dán le Pádraig Denn', An Linn Bhuí 15 (2011) 139-44

  • 'Irish script on Screen: the growth and development of a manuscript digitisation project', in Franz Fischer et al. (ed.), Codicology and palaeography in the digital age 2 (Norderstedt 2010) 3-19

  • 'Tuileagna Ó Maoil Chonaire and the Book of Pottlerath', Ossory, Laois and Leinster 4 (2010) 244-8

  • 'An elegy for Seaán Óg Ó Dochartaigh', Celtica 26 (2010) 89-110

  • 'The poetry of Tadhg Dall Ó hUiginn: themes and sources', in Pádraigín Riggs (ed.), Tadhg Dall Ó hUiginn: his historical and literary context (London 2010) 55-87

  • 'An introduction to the Book of the O'Conor Don', in Ó Macháin (ed.), The Book of the O'Conor Donessays on an Irish manuscript (DIAS 2010) 1-31

  • 'Cíos, cás agus cathú: teagasc an Athar de Bhál 4', An Linn Bhuí 14 (2010) 151-71

  • 'An Irish manuscript at Glin Castle', in Tom Donovan (ed.), The Knights of Glin: seven centuries of change (Glin 2009) 263-71

  • 'Gadaithe agus Gaibhne: teagasc an Athar de Bhál 3', An Linn Bhuí 13 (2009) 217-39

  • 'Irish manuscripts in the nineteenth century', in Bernadette Cunningham and Siobhán Fitzpatrick (ed.), Treasures of the Royal Irish Academy Library (Dublin 2009) 161-71

  • 'Bardic poetry in the Academy's collection of Irish manuscripts', in Bernadette Cunningham and Siobhán Fitzpatrick (ed.), Treasures of the Royal Irish Academy Library (Dublin 2009) 57-68

  • 'Léiriú anaman agus altóra: teagasc an Athar de Bhál 2', An Linn Bhuí 12 (2008) 178-203

  • 'The hand of Conall Ó Mórdha', Ossory, Laois and Leinster 3 (2008) 54-72

  • 'The flight of the poets: Eóghan Ruadh and Fearghal Óg Mac an Bhaird in exile', Seanchas Ard Mhacha 21-22 (2007-2008) 39-58

  • 'Two documents relating to Ó Conchubhair Donn', Ériu 57 (2007) 113-19

  • 'The iconography of exile: Fearghal Óg Mac an Bhaird in Louvain', in Pádraig A. Breatnach et al. (ed.), Léann lámhscríbhinní Lobháin: the Louvain manuscript heritage (Dublin 2007) 76-111

  • 'A crosántacht for Uilliam Búrc', Celtica 25 (2007) 175-94

  • 'Teagasc an Athar de Bhál', An Linn Bhuí 11 (2007) 97-131

  • 'Scribal practice and textual survival: the example of Uilliam Mac Mhurchaidh', Scottish Gaelic Studies 22 (2006) 95-122

  • 'Seanmóintí Déiseacha san Irisleabhar', An Linn Bhuí 10 (2006) 141-50

  • 'General Sherman and Father Shearman', Ossory, Laois and Leinster 2 (2006) 218-22

  • 'Nessa Ní Shéaghdha', in Brian Ó Catháin (ed.), Scoláirí Léinn Léachtaí Cholm Cille 35 (Maigh Nuad 2005) 69-103

  • 'Beatha bheag Dhéagláin', An Linn Bhuí 9 (2005) 22-33

  • 'More than meets the eye: some aspects of a digitisation project', Irish Society for Archives Newsletter (March 2005) 1-3

  • 'Dhá théacs dlí', in John Carey et al. (ed.), Cín Chille Cúile: texts, saints and places: essays in honour of Pádraig Ó Riain (Aberystwyth 2004) 309-15

  • 'Filíocht Athairneach II', An Linn Bhuí 8 (2004) 165-75

  • 'David Rothe's attestation in favour of William Brennan', Ossory, Laois and Leinster 1 (2004) 202-3

  • '“A llebraib imdaib”: cleachtadh agus pátrúnacht an léinn, agus déanamh na lámhscríbhinní', in Ruairí Ó hUiginn (ed.), Oidhreacht na lámhscríbhinní Léachtaí Cholm Cille 34 (Maigh Nuad 2004) 148-78

  • 'Cnuasach amhrán Liam Uí Lúbaigh', Tipperary Historical Journal (2003) 141-53

  • 'Filíocht Athairneach I', An Linn Bhuí 7 (2003) 152-64

  • 'Tomás Ó Iceadha's translation of the Roman Missal', Celtica 24 (2003) 264-9

  • 'Poems by Fearghal Óg Mac an Bhaird', Celtica 24 (2003) 252-63

  • (with Thomas F. Overlander) 'Political activity in Cappoquin in the 1840s: Michael Cavanagh's obituary of Hugh Collender', Decies: Journal of the Waterford Archaeological and Historical Society 57 (2001) 103-130

  • 'Litir Ghaelach, 1848', Decies: Journal of the Waterford Archaeological and Historical Society 57 (2001) 85-89

  • 'Petticoat Loose', An Linn Bhuí 5 (2001) 210-213

  • 'Sir Walter Scott's Irish manuscript', Scottish Gaelic Studies 20 (2000) 147-55

  • (with Thomas F. Overlander) 'Michael Cavanagh of Cappoquin, 1822-1900', Decies: Journal of the Waterford Archaeological and Historical Society 56 (2000) 97-122; and in Michael CavanaghHis life and selected works (The Michael Cavanagh Society, Cappoquin 2010) 1-35

  • (with C. Mac Iomhaire, A. Nic Dhonnchadha, A. F. Smeaton) 'The ISOS project: a digital library of Irish scripts on screen', Sixth Annual Conference of the North American Association for Celtic Language Teachers: Proceedings (edd R. F. E. Sutcliffe and G. O Néill, Limerick 2000) 71-6

  • 'Tomás na Sop agus Tadhg Ó hÁinle', An Linn Bhuí 4 (2000)146-8

  • 'Cúirt an ghrinn seo Ormond', John Flood agus Phil Flood, Kilcash (Dublin 1999) 98-104, 123-4

  • 'Sagairt an Leasa', An Linn Bhuí 3 (1999) 72-81

  • 'Irish and Scottish traditions concerning Ceathrar do bhí ar uaigh an fhir', Éigse 30 (1997) 7-17

  • 'Patrick Carmody, Irish Scholar', Decies: Journal of the Waterford Archaeological and Historical Society 53 (1997) 133-43

  • 'Additions to the collection of Irish manuscripts at Mount Melleray Abbey', Éigse 30 (1997) 92-108

  • 'Tadhg Dall Ó hUiginn: foinse dá shaothar', Pádraig Ó Fiannachta (ed.), An dán díreach Léachtaí Cholm Cille 24 (Maigh Nuad 1994) 77-113

  • 'Bás file' Éigse 27 (1993) 101-14

  • Job's gold in medieval Ireland', Notes and Queries 237/3 (September 1992) 265-7

  • 'The Early Modern Irish prosodic tracts and the editing of "Bardic Verse"', Hildegard L. C. Tristram (ed.), Metrik und Medienwechsel Metrics and Media (Tübingen 1991) 273-87

  • 'An Irish manuscript in Edinburgh University Library', Scottish Gaelic Studies 15 (1988) 98-102

  • 'Rann ar Thadhg Dall', Celtica 19 (1987) 59-60

  • 'Additional readings to some poems by Tadhg Dall Ó hUiginn', Celtica 18 (1986) 69-76

  • 'Ar bhás Chuinn Chéadchathaigh', Éigse 21 (1986) 53-65

  • 'Nessa Ní Shéaghdha: palaeographer and textual historian', Irish Texts Society Seminar, UCC, 11 November/Samhain 2017
  • 'Irish manuscripts and science', Heritage Science Seminar, UCC, 3 November / Samhain 2017
  • 'The Irish paper manuscript', The paper manuscript colloquium, UCC 26 May 2017
  • 'Further remarks on the vellum/paper transition in Irish manuscript tradition', Manuscripts after Print Conference, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, 7 April 2017
  • 'An Irish poet in Reformation Scotland', Scotland and Ireland: religion and enlightenment conference, UCC, April 2017 (with Andrea Palandri)
  • 'The Book of Uí Mhaine and the transmission of poetry', Royal Irish Academy, 3 March 2017
  • 'Pádraig Ó Miléadha agus An Fiannaidhe Fáin', Tionól Niocláis Tóibín, Co. Port Láirge, 18 Feabhra 2017
  • 'Vellum, paper and print: a confluence of media in Gaelic books of the sixteenth century', Keynote Address, 5th International Summit of the Book, Limerick, 3 November 2016
  • 'Brian Mac Giolla Phádraig agus cothú an léinn', Féile Bhaile an Ghrontaigh, Co. Laoise, 30 October 2016
  • 'An réabhlóid tré shúíle na bhfilí', Ar Muir agus ar Tír conference, Coláiste na Rinne, 30 September 2016
  • 'Early paper in Gaelic manuscripts', International Association of Paper Historians 33rd Conference, Valencia, 23 September 2016
  • 'Short lines, long memories, and Goll Mac Morna', MacLagan Conference, University of Glasgow, 9 September 2016
  • 'Seoid de sheoda Chartlann na Cathrach: lámhscríbhinn Michael Cavanagh de Memoirs of Gen. Thomas Francis Meagher (1892)', Waterford Central Library, 24 August 2016
  • 'Ireland in exile and in hiding in the literary tradition' Fermoy Heritage Conference, 30 April 2016
  • 'Ó dhá cheann na reabhlóide: Cuimní Cinn (Ó Briain) agus Ubhla de'n Chraoibh (De hÍde)' Torthaí na Réabhlóide UCD, 20 February 2016
  • 'Digitiú na gComharthaí Uisce' Ceardlann um Dhigitiú, Royal Irish Academy, 22 January 2016
  • 'The rise of the Gaelic paper manuscript' Post-print manuscript studies in Ireland, Scotland and Iceland, University of Ulster, Derry , 10-11 September 2015
  • 'Leabhar Leasa Móir agus muintir Longáin' The Ó Longáin Conference, University College Cork, 27 August 2015
  • 'An early biographer of Charles J. Kickham' Charles Kickham Conference, Co. Tipperary, 7 August 2015
  • 'Litríocht na nDéise' Dáil na Mumhan, Rinn Ó gCuanach, 22 May 2015
  • 'Poetry in the Book of Fermoy' Fermoy Heritage 2015, Fermoy, Co. Cork, 2 May 2015
  • 'Cothú na litríochta sna Déise aimsir an Ghorta Mhóir' The Great Famine and Language: Linguistics and Representation, University of Ulster, Belfast, 26 March 2015
  • 'The Book of Ballymote and the Irish Book' The Book of Ballymote Conference, Royal Irish Academy, 5 February 2015
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