Dr Pádraig Ó Riain
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.