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28 May 2024  

Chancellor expresses sadness at death of Professor Donnchadh Ó Corráin


Prof_Donnchadh_O Corrain_RIP.jpgExpressing his sadness on the death of Professor Donnchadh Ó Corráin, the NUI Chancellor Dr Maurice Manning said,

‘With the death of Professor Donnchadh Ó Corráin we have lost one of the foremost historians of early medieval Ireland. Donnchadh was Professor Emeritus of Medieval History, University College Cork and founder and director of the ArCH, CELT and Multi-Text Projects in UCC. He founded and edited Peritia: journal of the Medieval Academy of Ireland. His research interests included: the history of the early middle ages, Irish law, the Irish church, medieval Irish literature, Irish culture, geneaology, Irish manuscripts, Viking studies, and computer applications in the Humanities, especially the creation of corpora and the analysis of text. He published widely and often, commencing with the seminal Ireland before the Normans (Dublin, 1972) and most recently The Irish Church, its Reform and the English Invasion (Dublin, 2017). This year witnessed the publication of his life-long work Clavis Litterarum Hibernensium: Medieval Irish Books & Texts c. 400 - c. 1600 (Turnhout, 2017), a three-volume bibliography of Irish texts and manuscripts.

A keen intellect and a sharp wit combined with a strong spirit of scholarly generosity made him a brilliant lecturer, mentor and friend to generations of medievalists.

I express my deepest sympathies to the Ó Corráin family’.





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