Dáibhí Ó Cróinín

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Dáibhí Ó Cróinín is an academic Irish historian, a Professor of History at the National University of Ireland, Galway (N.U.I. Galway). M.Phil., Ph.D. (N.U.I.), and Member of the Royal Irish Academy. He is a grandson of Elizabeth Cronin (née Ó hIarlaithe; 1879–1956), an Irish traditional singer. An author of many articles and contributor to several books, he specialises in medieval Irish and European history, Early Irish Script and Early Irish Law.

Honours and Grants[edit]

  • Eugene O'Curry Memorial Medal for 1st Class Honours in Early Irish History, in B.A., University College, Dublin, 1975.
  • Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst ( DAAD) Scholarship for post-graduate research at the Albert- Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg im Breisgau, and the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München, 1977–79.
  • Research Scholarship at the School of Celtic Studies, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1979–80.
  • Research Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung, Bonn, for research in Germany, January –August, 1985.
  • Grant from the Royal Irish Academy National Committee for Archaeology, to undertake manuscript research in Germany, September 1987.
  • Grant from the Royal Irish Academy Bicentennial Research Trust, for manuscript research in Paris, July–August, 1988.
  • Grant from the Royal Irish Academy/European Science Foundation, Science Foundation, to represent the Academy at an ESF Conference in Paris, July 1989. Scholarship from the Fulbright Commission, for research in Library of Congress & Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., August –September, 1991.
  • Grant from the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung, for conference in Aachen, April 1992.
  • Grant from the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung, for manuscript research in Berlin and Munich, July–August, 1993.
  • Grant from the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung, for manuscript research in Freiburg, Sankt Gallen and Schaffhausen, Switzerland, June–July 1996.
  • Research Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung, Bonn, for research in Germany, September 1999 – August 2000.


Articles (selection)[edit]

  • "An Old-Irish gloss in the Munich computus", in Éigse xviii, (1980–81), pp. 289–90. +
  • "The oldest Irish names for the days of the week?", in Ériu xxxii (1981), pp. 95–114.+
  • "A seventh-century Irish computus from the circle of Cummianus", in Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, lxxxii (1982), section C, pp. 405–30.+
  • "Mo-Sinnu moccu Min and the computus of Bangor", in Peritia i, (1982), pp. 281–89.+
  • "Hiberno-Latin calcenterus", in Peritia i (1982), pp. 296–97. +
  • "The Irish provenance of Bede's computus", Peritia ii (1983), pp. 229–47. +
  • "Early Irish annals from Easter tables: A case restated", in Peritia 2, (1983), pp. 74–86.+
  • "Rath Melsigi, Willibrord and the earliest Echternach manuscripts", in Peritia iii (1984), pp. 17–42.+
  • "New heresy for old: Pelagianism in Ireland and the Irish Papal letter of 640", in Speculum 60, (1985), pp. 505–16.+
  • "New light on Palladius?", Peritia iv (1986), pp. 276–83. +
  • "The Irish abroad in medieval Europe", Peritia v (1986), pp. 445–51.
  • "The 'lost' Irish 84-year Easter table rediscovered", in Peritia 6–7 (1987–88), pp. 227–42. +
  • "The date, provenance and earliest use of the works of Virgilius Maro Grammaticus", in Tradition und Wertung: Festchrift Franz Brunhölzl, pp. 13–22, ed. Günter Bernt, Fidel Rädle and Gabriel Silagi, Sigmaringen, 1989. +
  • "Early Echternach manuscript fragments with Old Irish glosses", in Willibrord, Apostel der Niederlande, Gründer der Abtei Echternach. Gedenkgabe zum 1250. Todestage des angelsächsischen Missionars, ed. Georges Kiesel and Jean Schroeder, (Echternach, 1989), pp. 135–43. +
  • "The Irish Missions" in I Celti/The Celts, pp. 659–62, ed. Fabbri Bompani, Venice, 1990.
  • "The Irish as mediators of antique culture on the Continent", pp. 301–17, in Science in western and eastern civilization in Carolingian times, Basel, 1993.
  • "Columbanus, the computistical writings" in Columbanus: The Latin Writings, pp. 264–70, ed. M. Lapidge, Woodbridge, 1997. +
  • "Three weddings and a funeral" in Seanchas, Dublin, 2000.
  • "Bischoff's Wendepunkte fifty years on", Revue Benedictine, cx, no. 3–4 (2000), pp. 204–37.


  • The Irish 'Sex Aetates Mundi', Dublin, 1982.
  • Cummian's letter 'De controversia Paschali' together with a related Irish compustical tract 'De rationae conputanti', edited with Maura Walsh (Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies; Studies and texts, lxxxvi), Toronto, 1988.
  • An Cúigiú Díochlaonadh, Indreabhan, Connamara, 1994.
  • Early Medieval Ireland, 400–1200, London and New York, 1995.
  • The songs of Elizabeth Cronin, Irish traditional singer, Dublin, 2000.
  • Early Irish History and Chronology, Dublin, 2003 (contents marked + in articles list).
  • A New History of Ireland, volume one, Dublin, 2006.

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