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Caoimhin Breatnach

Senior Lecturer

School Of Irish, Celtic, Folklore & Ling
Newman Building
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7168450
Email: caoimhin.breatnach@ucd.ie

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2007.
Title: IRCHSS Snior Research Fellow
Year: 2010.
Title: Membership of Royal Irish Academy
       

Conference Contributions

Caoimhín Breatnach (2003) Delivered at Irish Studies Conference 2003. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Seachadadh téacsanna agus cláir lámhscríbhinní, UCD , 10-DEC-03 - 12-DEC-03.
Caoimhín Breatnach (2004) Delivered at Eighteenth Irish Conference of Medievalists, Kilkenny. [Oral Presentation], The orthography of Irish proper nouns in Codex Salmanticensis, Kilkenny , 05-JUN-04 - 07-JUN-04.
Caoimhín Breatnach (2004) Delivered at Testing the Pen: Conference on medieval Celtic manuscripts, Aberdeen University. [Invited Oral Presentation], The transmission of medieval Irish texts by the Ó Longáin scribal family, Aberdeen , 09-APR-04 - 10-APR-04.
Caoimhín Breatnach (2004) Delivered at Tionól Bliantúil Scoil an Léinn Cheiltigh, Instiúid Ard-Léinn, BÁC. [Oral Presentation], The transmission of the Rawlinson B 502 version of Sex Aetates Mundi and a poem on the convention of Druimm Cete, Dublin , 22-NOV-04 - 23-NOV-04.
Caoimhín Breatnach (2005) Delivered at Tionól Bliantúil Scoil an Léinn Cheiltigh, Instiúid Ard-Léinn, BÁC. [Oral Presentation], ¿Tóruigheacht Dhiarmada agus Ghráinne: text, transmission and language, Dublin , 20-NOV-05 - 21-NOV-05.
Caoimhín Breatnach (2006) Delivered at International interdisciplinary conference on Patrick Pearse held in UCD. [Invited Oral Presentation], A re-assessment of Pearse¿s edition of the fiannaíocht tale Bruidhean Chaorthainn, UCD , 04-APR-06 - 05-APR-06.
Caoimhín Breatnach (2006) Delivered at Tionól Bliantúil Scoil an Léinn Cheiltigh, Instiúid Ard-Léinn, BÁC. [Oral Presentation], The composition of the Liber Flavus Fergusiorum, Dublin , 21-NOV-06 - 22-NOV-12.
Caoimhín Breatnach (2006) Delivered at Irish studies conference, UCD. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Foinsí an leagain de Bheatha Cholaim Chille a scríobhadh faoi stiúradh Mhaghnuis Uí Dhomhnaill, UCD , 02-DEC-06 - 02-DEC-06.
Caoimhín Breatnach (2007) Delivered at Thirteenth International Congress of Celtic Studies, Bonn. [Oral Presentation], The reference to Slicht Libair Glinni Da Lach and Slicht Liubair na Fuachongbala in the Book of Lecan version of the pedigrees of the saints, Bonn, Germany , 05-JUL-07 - 12-JUL-07.
Caoimhín Breatnach (2008) Delivered at The 30th annual University of California Celtic Studies Conference. [Keynote Address], Conflicting portrayals of Fionn mac Cumhaill and the fiana: The story of an Early Modern Irish narrative, UCLA, California , 20-MAR-08 - 21-MAR-08.
Caoimhín Breatnach (2009) Delivered at conference on ¿Fíanaigecht Studies: twenty years a-growing¿. [Invited Oral Presentation], The transmission and text of Tóruigheacht Dhiarmada agus Ghráinne, Cambridge, England , 04-APR-09 - 04-APR-09.
Caoimhín Breatnach (2009) Delivered at Tionól Bliantúil Scoil an Léinn Cheiltigh, Instiúid Ard-Léinn, BÁC 2009. [Oral Presentation], A poem on the fifteen signs before Doomsday ascribed to Donnchadh Mór Ó Dálaigh, Dublin , 19-OCT-09 - 20-OCT-09.
Caoimhín Breatnach (2010) Delivered at symposium on 'Artists and craftsmen, poets and lords: images of authority in late medieval Ireland. [Invited Oral Presentation], Irish manuscript sources for the period 1200-1600, UCD , 15-OCT-10 - 15-OCT-10.
Caoimhín Breatnach (2011) Delivered at Tionól Bliantúil Scoil an Léinn Cheiltigh, Instiúid Ard-Léinn, BÁC 2011. [Oral Presentation], The transmission of an abridged version of the Gospel of Nicodemus in Ireland, Dublin , 17-NOV-12 - 18-NOV-12.
Caoimhín Breatnach (2011) Delivered at 'Authorities and Adaptations' workshop in Cambridge. [Invited Oral Presentation], Irish and Latin abridged versions of The Gospel of Nicodemus, Cambridge, England , 15-APR-11 - 16-APR-11.
Caoimhín Breatnach (2012) Delivered at Irish Studies Conference. [Conference Organising Committee Member], The sources for the Annals of Ulster, Dublin , 16-APR-12 - 16-APR-12.
Caoimhín Breatnach (2012) Delivered at conference on Transmission, Translation and Dissemination in the European Middle Ages c. AD 1000 ¿ AD 1500. [Keynote Address], The transmission of the Gospel of Nicodemus in Ireland, Cork , 28-SEP-12 - 29-SEP-12.
Caoimhín Breatnach; The historical significance of the modern version of Scéla Mucce Meic Da Thó. [Oral Presentation], Fourth Irish Conference of Medievalists, Maynooth. Meitheamh 1990, Maynooth .
Caoimhín Breatnach; The significance of Ceasacht Inghine Guile,. [Oral Presentation], Fifth Irish Conference of Medievalists, Maynooth. Meitheamh 1991, Maynooth .
Caoimhín Breatnach; The murder of Shane ONeill: Oidheadh Chuinn Chéadchathaigh,. [Oral Presentation], Sixth Irish Conference of Medievalists, Maynooth. Meitheamh 1992, Maynooth .
Caoimhín Breatnach; The historical context of Cath Fionntrágha. [Oral Presentation], Seventh Irish Conference of Medievalists, Maynooth. Meitheamh 1993, Maynooth .
Caoimhín Breatnach; Cath Fionntrágha. [Oral Presentation], Léachtaí Cholm Cille 25, Dún Chaoin, Co. Chiarraí. Márta 1994, Dun Chaoin, Co. Chiarrai .
Caoimhín Breatnach; Oidheadh Chloinne Uisnigh. [Oral Presentation], First International Conference of the Ulster Cycle of Tales, Belfast and Emain Macha. Aibreán 1994, Belfast and Emain Macha .
Caoimhín Breatnach; Oidheadh Chloinne Uisnigh,. [Oral Presentation], Eighth Irish Conference of Medievalists, Maynooth. Meitheamh 1994, Maynooth .
Caoimhín Breatnach; Oidheadh Chloinne Tuireann A text reflecting Anglo-Norman concerns in the fourteenth century?,. [Oral Presentation], Ninth Irish Conference of Medievalists, Maynooth. Meitheamh 1995, Maynooth .
Caoimhín Breatnach; Bás Cearbhaill agus Farbhlaidhe, the MacDonnells of Antrim and Mary Queen of Scots,. [Oral Presentation], Tenth International Congress of Celtic Studies, Edinburgh. Iúil 1995, Edinburgh .
Caoimhín Breatnach; Bás Cearbhaill agus Farbhlaidhe, the MacDonnells of Antrim and Mary Queen of Scots,. [Oral Presentation], Tenth Irish Conference of Medievalists, Maynooth. Meitheamh 1996, Maynooth .
Caoimhín Breatnach; The religious significance of Oidheadh Chloinne Lir,. [Oral Presentation], Tionól bliantúil Scoil an Léinn Cheiltigh, Institiúid Ard-Léinn BÁC. Samhain 1998, Institiuid Ard-Leinn BAC .
Caoimhín Breatnach; Oidheadh Chloinne Lir reconsidered,. [Oral Presentation], Eleventh International Congress of Celtic Studies, Cork. Iúil 1999, Cork .
Caoimhín Breatnach; Oidheadh Chloinne Tuireann agus Cath Maige Tuired: dhá shampla de mhiotas eiseamláireach. [Oral Presentation], Comhdháil i gCuimhne Ghearóid Uí Mhurchadha, An Coláiste Ollscoile, BÁC. Nollaig 1999, An Colaiste Ollscoile, BAC .
Caoimhín Breatnach; Mac Echach ard n-orddan, Lebor Glinne Dá Locha and Rawlinson B 502,. [Oral Presentation], Fourteenth Irish Conference of Medievalists, Maynooth. Meitheamh 2000, Maynooth .
Caoimhín Breatnach; The Míniugud recension of Lebor Gabála: some observations,. [Oral Presentation], Tionól bliantúil Scoil an Léinn Cheiltigh, Institiúid Ard-Léinn BÁC. Samhain 2000, Institiuid Ard-Leinn BAC .
Caoimhín Breatnach; The transmission and structure of Immram Curaig Ua Corra,. [Oral Presentation], Tionól bliantúil Scoil an Léinn Cheiltigh, Institiúid Ard-Léinn BÁC. Samhain 2002, Institiuid Ard-Leinn BAC .

Committees

Committee : Corpus Apocryphorum Hiberniae Publication Project.
Committee : Board of Medieval Studies, An Coláiste Ollscoile, BÁC.
Committee : Irish Conference of Medievalists.
Committee : Coiste Eagraithe Chomhdhálacha ar Léann na Gaeilge, Roinn na Nua-Ghaeilge, An Coláiste Ollscoile, BÁC 1999, 2003.
 

Education

Year 1991 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: PhD Subject:
Year 1984 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: MA Subject:
Year 1981 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: BA Subject:
         

Publications

Books

Caoimhín Breatnach (1996) Patronage, politics and prose. Maynooth: Maynooth Monographs. [Details]
Caoimhín Breatnach; (2001) Apocrypha Hiberniae 1. Evangelia Infantiae. Dhá imleabhar in Corpus Christianorum. : *. [Details]

Book Chapters

Caoimhín Breatnach (2007) 'Foinsí an leagain de Bheatha Cholaim Chille a scríobhadh faoi stiúradh Mhaghnuis Uí Dhomhnaill' In: Pádraig A. Breatnach, Caoimhín Breatnach and Meidhbhín Ní Úrdail (eds). Léann lámhscríbhinní Lobháin / The Louvain manuscript heritage. Dublin: Eigse. , pp.127-138 [Details]
Caoimhín Breatnach (2009) '¿Exploiting the past: Pearse as editor and interpreter of fiannaíocht literature' In: Roisín Higgins and Regina Uí Chollatáin (eds). The life and after-life of P. H. Pearse. Pádraic Mac Piarais: Saol agus oidhreacht. Wiltshire: Irish Academic Press. , pp.195-207 [Details]
Caoimhín Breatnach (2010) 'Aodh Ó Dochartaigh and UCD-OFM MS A 25' In: Pádraig Ó Macháin (eds). The Book of the O¿Conor Don: Essays on an Irish manuscript. Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. , pp.23-31 [Details]
Caoimhín Breatnach (2012) 'The transmission and text of Tóruigheacht Dhiarmada agus Ghráinne' In: Sharon J. Arbuthnot and Geraldine Parsons (eds). The Gaelic Finn tradition. Dublin: Four Courts Press. , pp.139-150 [Details]
Caoimhín Breatnach; (0) '`Early Modern Irish prose'' In: in Kim McCone and Katharine Simms (eds). Progress in medieval Irish studies. Maynooth: *. , pp.189-206 [Details]

Edited Books

Caoimhín Breatnach, MartinMcNamara, Brian Ó Cuív, Máire Herbert et. al (Ed.). (2001) Apocrypha Hiberniae 1. Evangelia Infantiae. Turnhout: Brepols. [Details]
Caoimhín Breatnach, Pádraig A. Breatnach and Meidhbhín Ní Úrdail (Ed.). (2007) Léann lámhscríbhinní Lobháin / The Louvain manuscript heritage. Dublin: Éigse Publications. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

Caoimhín Breatnach (2004) 'Brian Ó Corcráin and Eachtra Mhacaoimh an Iolair'. Eigse, A Journal of Irish Studies, 34 :44-48. [Details]
Caoimhín Breatnach (2008) 'On the transmission, text and authorship of the poem ¿Mac an Cheannaí'. Eigse, A Journal of Irish Studies, 36 :113-131. [Details]
Caoimhín Breatnach (2011) 'Manuscript abbreviations and other scribal features in the Liber Flavus Fergusiorum'. Eriu, 61 :95-163. [Details]
Breatnach, C.; (2005) 'Aspects of the textual transmission of Sex Aetates Mundi and Druimm Cetta Céte na Noem'. Eigse, 35 :9-26. [Details]
Breatnach, C.; (2005) 'The significance of the orthography of Irish proper names in the Codex Salmanticensis'. Eriu, 55 :85-101. [Details]
Caoimhín Breatnach; (2003) 'Manuscript sources and methodology: Rawlinson B 502 and Lebar Glinne Dá Locha'. Celtica, 24 :40-54. [Details]
Caoimhín Breatnach; (2003) 'The transmission and structure of Immram Curaig Ua Corra'. Eriu, 53 :91-107. [Details]
Caoimhín Breatnach; (2000) 'Oidheadh Chloinne Tuireann agus Cath Maige Tuired: dhá shampla de mhiotas eiseamláireach'. Eigse, 32 :35-46. [Details]
Caoimhín Breatnach; (2000) 'An Irish homily on the Life of the Virgin Mary'. Eriu, 51 :23-58. [Details]
Caoimhín Breatnach; (2000) 'The transmission of Ceasacht Inghine Guile: some observations'. Eigse, 32 :138-145. [Details]
Caoimhín Breatnach; (1999) 'The religious significance of Oidheadh Chloinne Lir'. Eriu, 50 :1-40. [Details]
Caoimhín Breatnach; (1997) 'Rawlinson B 502, Lebar Glinne Dá Locha and Saltair na Rann'. Eigse, 30 :109-132. [Details]
Caoimhín Breatnach; (1995) '`Cath Fionntrágha''. Leachtai Cholm Cille, 25 :128-143. [Details]
Caoimhín Breatnach; (1994) '`Oidheadh Chloinne Uisnigh''. Transgressions, 45 :99-112. [Details]
Caoimhín Breatnach; (1994) '`The historical context of Cath Fionntrágha''. Eigse, 28 :138-155. [Details]
Caoimhín Breatnach; (1992) '`The murder of Shane O'Neill: Oidheadh Chuinn Chéadchathaigh''. Eriu, 43 :159-176. [Details]
Caoimhín Breatnach; (1991) '`Early Modern Irish prose reconsidered - the case of Ceasacht Inghine Guile''. Eriu, 42 :119-138. [Details]
Caoimhín Breatnach; (1990) '`The Early Modern version of Scéla Mucce Meic Da Thó - tempus, locus, persona et causa scribendi''. Eriu, 41 :37-60. [Details]
Caoimhín Breatnach; (1990) 'Blein for bliadhain in the Annals of Inisfallen'. Eriu, 41 :143-146. [Details]
Caoimhín Breatnach; (1989) 'The stem mar- for marb- in the Annals of Inisfallen; The treatment of guttural spirants by Anglo-Norman hands'. Eriu, 40 :184-186. [Details]
Caoimhín Breatnach; (1986) 'Corrigenda to The Annals of Inisfallen'. Celtica, 18 :193-198. [Details]
                                     

Reviews

Caoimhín Breatnach; (1992) Máire Herbert and Pádraig Ó Riain (edd.), Betha Adamnáin: The Irish life of Adamnán. Reviews [Details]
Caoimhín Breatnach; (1993) Ian Hughes (ed.), Stair Nicoméid: The Irish Gospel of Nicodemus. Reviews [Details]
Caoimhín Breatnach; (1995) Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith (ed.), Oidheadh Chloinne hUisneach. Reviews [Details]
Caoimhín Breatnach; (1996) J. P. Mallory and Gerard Stockman (edd.), Ulidia. Proceedings of the First International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales. Reviews [Details]
Caoimhín Breatnach; (2000) Erich Poppe and Bianca Ross (edd.),The legend of Mary of Egypt in medieval insular hagiography. Reviews [Details]
Caoimhín Breatnach (2011) Review of Nollaig Ó Muraíle, Turas na dTaoiseach nUltach as Éirinn: From Ráth Maoláin to Rome. Berlin: Reviews [Details]
               

Monographs:- Peer Reviewed

Caoimhín Breatnach; (1996) Patronage, Politics and Prose - Maynooth Monographs 5. Monographs:- Peer Reviewed [Details]
                                   

Research

Research Interests

Prós na ré 1200-1900; léann lámhscríbhinní na Gaeilge; eagarthóireacht téacsanna; litríocht chráifeach na Gaeilge Clasaicí; stair na litríochta.
     

Teaching

Teaching Philosophy

I believe that a well-structured and challenging Arts degree enables students to reach their full potential academically and to develop critical skills which are relevant not only to their chosen area of study but are transferable to many work environments both within and outside academia.