Dáibhí Iarla Ó Cróinín (born 29 August 1954)
is an Irish
historian and noted authority on Hiberno-Latin
texts, particularly eminent for his significant mid-1980s discovery in a manuscript in Padua
of the "lost" Irish 84-year Easter table
. Ó Cróinín was Professor of History at NUI Galway
and Member of the Royal Irish Academy
. He specialises in the history of Ireland, Britain and Europe during the Middle Ages
Early life and education
Ó Cróinín received a B.A.
in Early Irish History from University College Dublin
(UCD) in 1975 and an M.Phil.
in Medieval Studies from the same in 1977.
While wandering around Padua in the mid-1980s Ó Cróinín happened upon an example of the Irish 84-year Easter table in a manuscript there - this Easter table, so central to the Easter controversy, had until that time been presumed lost but Ó Cróinín had found one covering the period AD 438-521. For this he received his Ph.D. from University College Galway in 1985; the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies at the University of Toronto published Ó Cróinín's work on that seventh-century Hiberno-Latin computistical tract which he had discovered.
[ Alongside Daniel McCarthy, Ó Cróinín published "The 'Lost' Irish 84-Year Easter Table Rediscovered" in the journal ''Peritia'' in the late 1980s, explaining the implications of his discovery for our understanding of the period.
Ó Cróinín succeeded Donnchadh Ó Corráin as editor of ''Peritia'' at some point in the mid-2010s.]
A list of Ó Cróinín's books follows:
* ''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)
* ''A New History of Ireland'', volume one, Dublin (2006)
Awards and honours
Ó Cróinín was awarded the Parnell Fellowship in Irish Studies at the University of Cambridge for the year 2017-18.
He is a grandson of Elizabeth Cronin, an Irish traditional singer.
Dáibhí Ó Cróinín
at NUI Galway
Entry at the ''Bibliography of Irish Linguistics and Literature 1972-''
Category:Academics of NUI Galway
Category:Alumni of University College Dublin
Category:Alumni of NUI Galway
Category:Celtic studies scholars
Category:20th-century Irish historians
Category:21st-century Irish historians
Category:Members of the Royal Irish Academy
Category:People from County Galway
Category:20th-century Irish people
Category:21st-century Irish people