Ó Corráin (Donnchadh)

(1942 – 2017)

Ó Corráin (Donncha): Ireland before the Normans.
Gill hist. Ire., 2. Dublin: Gill & Macmillan, 1972. [xvi] + 210 pp. (The Gill history of Ireland, 2).
Rev. by
Kathleen Hughes, in StH 12 (1972), pp. 190-193.
Ó Corráin (Donncha): Dáil Cais: church and dynasty.
In Ériu 24 (1973), pp. 52–63.
Ó Corráin (Donnchadh): Caithréim Chellacháin Chaisil: history or propaganda?
In Ériu 25 (1974), pp. 1–69.
1. The edition and the mss; 2. Comment on the text; 3. Historical analysis of the text; 4. The Vikings and CCC; 5. The date and background of CCC: ascribes it to 1127-34, during reign of Cormac Mac Carthaig; 6. The source-material used in CCC; 7. Conclusiuons.
Ó Corráin (Donnchadh): The families of Corcumroe.
In NMAJ 17 (1975), pp. 21–30.
Ó Corráin (Donnchadh): A hand list of publications on early Irish history.
In HSt, 10 (1976), pp. 172–203.
Comprehensive and covering up to early 1975.
Fanning (Thomas), Ó Corráin (Donncha) (app. auth.): An Ogham stone and cross-slab from Ratass Church, Tralee.
In JKAHS 10 (1977), pp. 14–18.
Appendix: The Ogham inscription.
Ó Corráin (Donnchadh): The education of Diarmait Mac Murchada.
In Ériu 28 (1977), pp. 71–81.
Ó Corráin (Donnchadh): Nationality and kingship in pre-Norman Ireland.
In HSt, 11 (1978), pp. 1–35.
Ó Corráin (Donnchadh): Corrigenda to the Lecan miscellany.
In Éigse 17/3 (Samhradh, 1978), pp. 393–402.
Corrigenda to the Book of Lecan miscellany of genealogical excerpts, ed. by T. Ó Raithbheartaigh, Genealogical Tracts I Dublin 1932, 133-195 (Best2 2204).
Ó Corráin (Donnchadh): Onomata.
In Ériu 30 (1979), pp. 165–180.
1. Dar Óma (related to Ogmios); 2. Tairdelbach; 3. Ó Loith; 4. Uí Chobthaigh and their pedigrees; 5. Ua Carráin, Ó Corráin, (O) Curran(e); 6. Máel Dúin mac Áeda and Brega; 7. Dub Indrecht mac Cathassaich, King of Araid; 8. Corco Auluim (Úlum); 9. The supposed monastery of Alltraige Caille; 10. Cnámraige.
Ó Corráin (Donnchadh): High-kings, Vikings and other kings.
In IHS 21/83 (Mar., 1979), pp. 283–323.
Review article of: Scandinavian kings in the British Isles, by Alfred P. Smyth (Oxford: Univeristy Press, 1978).
Ó Corráin (Donnchadh): The early Irish churches: some aspects of organisation.
In Irish antiquity (1981), pp. 327–341.
Mac Neill (Eoin), Ó Corráin (Donnchadh) (intr. auth.): Celtic Ireland / Eoin Mac Néill; introduction with new notes by Donnchadh Ó Corráin.
Dublin: Academy Press in association with the Medieval Academy of Ireland, 1981. xv + 197 pp.
Orig. publ. 1921 (Best2 2136).
Maguire (Fidelma), Ó Corráin (Donnchadh): Gaelic personal names.
Dublin: Academy Press, 1981. 188 pp.
Rev. by
Máire Herbert, in JCHAS 86, nº 243 (1981), pp. 68-69.
Patrick Sims-Williams, in CMCS 2 (Winter, 1981), p. 94.
Ó Corráin (Donnchadh) (ed.): Irish antiquity: essays and studies presented to Professor M. J. O’Kelly / edited by Donnchadh Ó Corráin.
Cork: Tower Books, 1981. xxviii + 350 pp.
pp. 343-350: Published work of Prof. O’K., comp. by Helen Moloney Davies.

Rev. by
Leslie Alcock, in JCHAS 88, nº 247 (1983), pp. 118-123.
O’Kelly (M. J.) (hon.)
Ó Corráin (Donnchadh): On the Aithechthúatha tracts.
In Éigse 19/1 (1982), pp. 159–165.
ad T. Ó Raithbheartaigh, Genealogical tracts 1, 1932, 107-31 (Best2 2204): diplomatic edition of the catalogue of tribal names found in the Book of Lecan, 185va 43-185b 6 and corrigenda.
Ó Corráin (Donnchadh): Foreign connections and domestic politics: Killaloe and the Uí Briain in twelfth-century hagiography.
Ó Corráin (Donnchadh): Mael Muire Ua Dúnáin (1040–1117), reformer.
In Folia Gadelica [R. A. Breatnach essays] (1983), pp. 47–53.
Ó Corráin (Donnchadh): Some legal references to fences and fencing in early historic Ireland.
In Landscape archaeology in Ireland (1983), pp. 247–252.
Ó Corráin (Donnchadh): Irish law and canon law.
In Die Kirche im Frühmittelalter (1984), pp. 157–166.
Breatnach (Liam), Breen (Aidan), Ó Corráin (Donnchadh): The laws of the Irish.
In Peritia 3 (1984), pp. 382–438.
Review article of: Corpus iuris Hibernici, ed. by D. A. Binchy (Dublin: DIAS, 1978). Discusses in particular the close relationship between vernacular and canon law. Section V includes text and English translation of Udhacht Athairne (CIH iii 1115.3-22) with commentary in section VI. Section VII includes a list of 134 Latin citations from canon law, scripture and other sources with identifications of 30 of these.
Ó Corráin (Donnchadh): Marriage in early Ireland.
In Marriage in Ireland (1985), pp. 5–24.
Ó Corráin (Donnchadh): Irish origin legends and genealogy: recurrent aetiologies.
In History and heroic tale (1985), pp. 51–96.
Repr. in The Celtic world I, pp. 262-289.
Ó Corráin (Donnchadh): An chléir agus an léann anallód: an ginealas.
In LCC 16 (1986), pp. 71–86.
Ó Corráin (Donnchadh): Historical need and literary narrative.
In 7th ICCS, Oxford 1983 (1986), pp. 141–158.
Argues that early Irish prose tales are closely bound to their political background, using as examples Echtra mac Echach and Aided Crimthainn, the material relating to Cormac mac Airt, and the story of the three Collas.
Ó Corráin (Donnchadh): Law and society: principles of classification.
In Geschichte und Kultur der Kelten (1986), pp. 234–240.
Ó Corráin (Donnchadh): Legend as critic.
In HSt, 16 (1987), pp. 23–38.
Ó Corráin (Donnchadh): Irish vernacular law and the Old Testament.
In Bibelstudien und Mission (1987), pp. 284–307.
Ó Corráin (Donnchadh): Die Kirche in der irischen Gesellschaft: ihre politische und rechtliche Stellung.
In Kilian, Mönch aus Irland (1989), pp. 39–47.
Ó Corráin (Donnchadh): Early Irish hermit poetry?
In Sages, saints and storytellers [Fs. Carney] (1989), pp. 251–267.
Examines a body of 14 ‘nature poems’, and criticises the traditional assumption (by Kuno Meyer et al.) that these poems represent the literary expression of an anchorite movement.
Breatnach (Liam) (ed.), McCone (Kim) (ed.), Ó Corráin (Donnchadh) (ed.): Sages, saints and storytellers: Celtic studies in honour of Professor James Carney / edited by Donnchadh Ó Corráin, Liam Breatnach, Kim McCone.
MM, 2. Maynooth: An Sagart, 1989. xvi + 472 pp. (Maynooth monographs, 2).
Rev. by
Máirtín Ó Murchú, in Studia Celtica Japonica (New series) 2 (1989), pp. 45-50.
A. J. Hughes, in SAM 13/2 (1989), pp. 327-328.
William Gillies, in Éigse 25 (1991), pp. 187-191.
Ronald Black, in CMCS 23 (Summer, 1992), pp. 99-107.
P.-Y. Lambert, in ÉtC 30 (1994), pp. 297-303.
P.-Y. Lambert, in Peritia 8 (1994), pp. 267-272.
Carney (James) (hon.)
Ó Corráin (Donnchadh): Textuality and intertextuality: early medieval Irish literature.
In La storia di Griselda in Europa (1990), pp. 21–32.
Ó Corráin (Donnchadh): An dlí agus an Sean-Tiomna.
In LCC 20 (1990), pp. 32–48.
Ó Corráin (Donnchadh): Corcu Loígde: land and families.
In Cork history and society (1993), pp. 63–81.
Discusses the genealogical tract entitled Duchusaich Corco Laidi so, from the Book of Lecan; with Commentary on the tuatha and place-names, Alphabetical list of surnames in the tract. In Appendix: The other manuscript recensions [Book of Ballymote, H 3. 17, Book of Uí Maine].
Ó Corráin (Donnchadh): Early Ireland: directions and re-directions.
In Bullán 1/2 (Autumn, 1994), pp. 1–15.
Ó Corráin (Donnchadh): The historical and cultural background of the Book of Kells.
In The book of Kells (1994), pp. 1–32.
Ó Corráin (Donnchadh): Early Irish history: some debatable points.
In NSCS 7 (Oct., 1994), pp. 25–28.
Ó Corráin (Donnchadh): Women and the law in early Ireland.
In Chattel, servant or citizen (1995), pp. 45–57.
Ó Corráin (Donnchadh): Vikings I: ‘Forty years’ rest’.
In Peritia 10 (1996), p. 224.
ad LL 39513-39515 = Cogadh Gaedhel re Gallaibh §26 (as ed. by J. H. Todd 1867 [Best1, p. 254]).
Ó Corráin (Donnchadh): Vikings II: Ros Camm.
In Peritia 10 (1996), p. 236.
AU2 ad annum 807.8.
Ó Corráin (Donnchadh): Vikings III: Dún Mainne.
In Peritia 10 (1996), p. 273.
ad Cogadh Gaedhel re Gallaibh §29 (as ed. by J. H. Todd 1867 [Best1, p. 254]) and FA2 §341 (as ed. by Joan Newlon Radner 1978).
Ó Corráin (Donnchadh): Old Norse place names I: Fodri, Foatey, Fota.
In Peritia 11 (1997), p. 52.
Fota Island, Co. Cork.
Ó Corráin (Donnchadh): Tír cumaile: omán ‘thistle’.
In Peritia 11 (1997), p. 170.
Criticism of an emendation by Gearóid Mac Niocaill (in Ériu 22 (1971), pp. 81-86).
Ó Corráin (Donnchadh): Old Norse place names II: Muirbech, Smjǫrvík.
In Peritia 11 (1997), p. 187.
Smerwick, Murreagh, Co. Kerry.
Ó Corráin (Donnchadh): An Fheothanach, Feohanagh.
In Peritia 11 (1997), p. 334.
Feohanagh, Co. Kerry.
Ó Corráin (Donnchadh): Creating the past: the early Irish genealogical tradition.
In Peritia 12 (1998), pp. 177–208.
Argues that the early Irish genealogies were produced and preserved by clerical scholars who adopted biblical genealogical models, and emphasises their written character, derived from Christian Latin scholarship, over the pagan and oral.
Ó Corráin (Donnchadh): The Vikings in Scotland and Ireland in the ninth century.
In Peritia 12 (1998), pp. 296–339.
Argues that the kingdom called Lothlend (also Laithlind, Laithlinn, later Lochlainn) in Irish sources was not located in Norway but had been established in Scotland before 825 by Norwegian Vikings.
Ó Corráin (Donnchadh): Ad Annals of the Four Masters, 823-824.
In Peritia 13 (1999), p. 141.
AFM ad annum 822.1 [=824].
Ó Corráin (Donnchadh): Vikings IV: Is Sceillec Old Norse?
In Peritia 13 (1999), pp. 310–311.
vs M. Oftedal's explanation (in Viking congress 7, pp. 125-133) as a Norse borrowing.
Ó Corráin (Donnchadh): Muirchertach Mac Lochlainn and the Circuit of Ireland.
In Seanchas [Fs. Byrne] (2000), pp. 238–250.
A discussion of the poem A Mhuircheartaigh mhic Néill náir ascribed to Cormacán mac Mael Brigte.
Ó Corráin (Donnchadh): Rabies in Ireland in 776.
In Peritia 14 (2000), p. 254.
AU2 ad annum 775.12; explains conbadh as ‘rabies’.
Ó Corráin (Donnchadh): King-making in Leinster in 835.
In Peritia 14 (2000), p. 431.
AU2 ad annum 835.1; emends corodigestar to co ro ordigestar.
Ó Corráin (Donnchadh): The Vikings in Ireland.
In The Vikings in Ireland (2001), pp. 17–27.
Ó Corráin (Donnchadh): Some cruxes in Críth gablach.
In Peritia 15 (2001), pp. 311–320.
[1.] eipit, dias ḟidchrann (ad CG §14.178); [2.] The render of an ócaire [tarr, tinne] (ad CG §10.109-111).
Ó Corráin (Donnchadh): Meyer to Gaidoz: an emendation between friends.
In Peritia 15 (2001), p. 378.
ad p. 20.17, as ed. by Kuno Meyer 1902 (Best1, p. 118).
Ó Corráin (Donnchadh) (comp.): Published work of Gearóid Mac Niocaill.
In Peritia 16 (2002), pp. xv–xxii.
Bibliography 1953-1992.
Ó Corráin (Donnchadh): Synodus II Patricii and vernacular law.
In Peritia 16 (2002), pp. 335–343.
Discusses the adoption by secular lawyers of a principle from canon law referring to marriage (Synodus II Patricii §26) and its general application to contracts in vernacular law.
Ó Corráin (Donnchadh): Cad d’imigh ar lámhscríbhinní na hÉireann?
In LCC 34 (2004), pp. 7–27.
Examines the preservation and destruction of medieval manuscripts in Ireland after the Middle Ages, specially during the Tudor reconquest of Ireland and the English civil wars.
Ó Corráin (Donnchadh): The synod of Cashel, 1101: conservative or innovative?
In Regions and rulers [Nichols essays] (2004), pp. 13–19.
Ó Corráin (Donnchadh): To Chellóc mac Oíbléni: saint and places.
In Cín chille cúile [Ó Riain essays] (2004), pp. 258–267.
On the identification of four cult sites associated with Mo Chellóg: Inisvickillane, Ballinrannig, Inis Labrainne (now Inch in the parish of Ballinvoher) and Cell Mo Cheallóg (now Kilmakillogue).
MacCotter (Paul), Ó Corráin (Donnchadh) (app. auth.): Colmán of Cloyne: a study.
CSIH, 4. Dublin: Four Courts, 2004. 152 pp.
Appendix C: The poems of Colmán: a new translation by Professor Donnchadh Ó Corráin [1. Luin oc elaib; 2. Dūn maic Daim; 3a. Ó ba mac cléib; 3b. Indlith dūn; 4. Nı̄ sēim anim; 5. Nı̄ fordiuchtror for duain indlis; 6. Ropo thānaise; 7. do-aisic a dath. (Based on Rudolf Turnesysen, ZCP 19.193, and Calvert Watkins, Ériu 19.116)].

Rev. by
Colmán Etchingham, in StH 33 (2004-2005), pp. 149-150.
Colin Ireland, in CMCS 52 (Winter, 2006), pp. 97-100.
Thomas J. O’Loughlin, in Catholic historical review, Vol. 92/1 (Jan., 2006), pp. 106-107.
Ó Corráin (Donnchadh): From sanctity to depravity: church and society in medieval Ireland.
In Explaining change in cultural history (2005), pp. 140–162.
Ó Corráin (Donnchadh): The stony Vikings of Cell Belaig.
In Above and beyond [Swan memorial essays] (2005), pp. 343–349.
Revises the prose narrative appended to the poem Anbhthine mór ar muig Lir (Ms Laud 610), interpreting the reference to ‘seven streets of Vikings’ (so K. Meyer, in Otia Merseiana 2 (1900-1901), pp. 76-83 [IV. Song of the sea], and others) as ‘seven streets there [paved] with gaill' (i.e. ‘long stones’).
Ó Corráin (Donnchadh): Ireland c.800: aspects of society.
In Prehistoric and early Ireland (2005), pp. 549–608.
Ó Corráin (Donnchadh): Na Lochlannaigh in Éirinn.
In Na Lochlannaigh (2008), pp. 30–39.
Ó Corráin (Donnchadh): Old Norse and medieval Irish: bilingualism in Viking-age Dublin.
In Dublin in the medieval world (2009), pp. 63–72.
Ó Corráin (Donnchadh): The church and secular society.
Ó Corráin (Donnchadh) (ed.), Sheehan (John) (ed.): The Viking Age: Ireland and the west. Papers from the proceedings of the Fifteenth Viking Congress, Cork, 18–27 August 2005 / John Sheehan & Donnchadh Ó Corrain, editors.
Dublin: Four Courts, 2010. xxviii + 569 pp.
Rev. by
Katrina Burge, in JAEMA 10 (2014), pp. 130-31.
Derek Gore, in Early medieval Europe 19/3 (Aug., 2011), pp. 371-373.
Benjamin Hudson, in Speculum 86/3 (Jul., 2011), pp. 805-806.
Griffin Murray, in JRSAI 141 (2011), pp. 226-229.
Michael Staunton, in StH 37 (2011), pp. 254-257.
Ó Corráin (Donnchadh): What happened Ireland’s medieval manuscripts?
In Peritia 22–23 (2011–2012), pp. 191–223.
Argues that contrary to received opinion the greatest loss of Irish manuscripts occurred in the early modern period during the English conquest of Ireland.
Ó Corráin (Donnchadh): Island of saints and scholars: myth or reality?
In Irish Catholic identities (2013), pp. 32–61.
Ó Corráin (Donnchadh): St. Patrick and the kings.
Ó Corráin (Donnchadh): Máel Muire, the scribe: family and background.
In Lebor na hUidre (2015), pp. 1–28.
Ó Corráin (Donnchadh): Áui, Úi, : a palaeographical problem?
In Early medieval Ireland and Europe [Fs. Ó Cróinín] (2015), pp. 301–309.
Argues that the abbreviation h. for úa etc. derives from Tironian a.
Ó Corráin (Donncha): Vikings in Ireland: the catastrophe.
In The Vikings in Ireland and beyond (2015), pp. 485–498.
MacCotter (Paul) (ed.), Nyhan (Julianne) (ed.), Purcell (Emer) (ed.), Sheehan (John) (ed.): Clerics, kings and Vikings: essays on medieval Ireland in honour of Donnchadh Ó Corráin / Emer Purcell, Paul McCotter, Julianne Nyhan and John Sheehan, editors.
Dublin: Four Courts, 2015. xxvii + 537 pp.
pp. xvii-xxv: D. Ó C.: writings 1968–2015, comp. by Paul MacCotter.

Rev. by
Elizabeth Boyle, in Celtica 30 (2018), pp. 211-213.
Denis Casey, in Early medieval Europe 25/1 (Feb., 2017), pp. 119-122.
Caitlin Ellis, in Peritia 28 (2017), pp. 300-303.
Patricia M. Rumsey, in StH 42 (2016), pp. 149-152.
Patrick Wadden, in CMCS 73 (Summer, 2017), pp. 75-76.
Ó Corráin (Donnchadh) (hon.)
Ó Corráin (Donnchadh): A crux in the fourth letter of Columbanus.
In Celtica 29 (2017), pp. 1–5.
ad §5 (as ed. by G. S. M. Walker 1957). Reads Felmedo (Latinisation of OIr. personal name *FelmedFeidlimid).
Ó Corráin (Donnchadh): Orosius, Ireland, and Christianity.
In Peritia 28 (2017), pp. 113–134.
On Orosius’s early testimony to Christianity in Ireland.
Ó Corráin (Donnchadh): Clavis litterarum Hibernensium: medieval Irish books and texts (c. 400–c. 1600) / cura et studio Donnchadh Ó Corráin.
CCC. Turnhout: Brepols, 2017. clxvi + 1932 pp. 3 vols. (Corpus Christianorum, Claves).
Vol. I: 1. Epigraphy, writing, form, and image; 2. Early codices in Ireland and Britain; 3. Biblica; 4. Patristica: Irish texts and manuscripts; 5. Hagiography, hagiology, hymnology & liturgy; 6. Irish books and authors abroad, I: Columbanus, Luxeuil, and Bobbio; 7. Irish books and authors abroad, II: Echternach, Fulda, St. Gall, Würzburg; 8. Irish scholars abroad, III: works & manuscripts.

Vol II: 9. Irish scholars and greek in the West; 10. Latin grammatical tracts; 11. Computus; 12. Hiberno-Latin writers and texts; 13. Penitentials; 14. Canon law; 15. Synodal legislation & monastic rules; 16. Irish Latin manuscripts, principally tenth to twelfth centuries; 17. Tenth to twelfth-century Latin texts and authors; 18. The vernacular laws; 19. Annals; 20. Genealogies; 21. Early Irish manuscripts: glosses and texts; 22. Major vernacular codices, literary and historical; 23. Earliest vernacular literary texts; 24. The poet-scholars, I: early-medieval grammatical theory, poetics, poetry & piety; 25. The poet-scholars, II: learning, wisdom & prophecy; 26. The poet-scholars, III: Irish classical poetry.

Vol. III: 27. Medieval vernacular narrative prose; 28. Historicist & historical vernacular texts: verse, prose, and prosimetrum; 29. Classica ; 30. Foreign medieval literature-translations and adaptations; 31. Medicine and science; 32. Books mainly of the Anglo-Irish.

Rev. by
Elizabeth Boyle, in Celtica 29 (2017), pp. 293-298.
J. K. Elliott, in Novum testamentum 60 (2018), pp. 221-222.
Roy Flechner, in Early medieval Europe 28/3 (Aug., 2020), pp. 498-500.
Patrick Wadden, in NAJCS 3/1 (2019), pp. 85-93.
Ó Corráin (Donnchadh): The Irish church, its reform and the English invasion.
Dublin: Four Courts, 2017. viii + 148 pp. (Trinity Medieval Ireland series, 2).
Rev. by
Denis Casey, in StH 44 (2018), pp. 166-167.
Thomas O’Loughlin, in CMCS 78 (Winter, 2019), pp. 117-119.
Ó Corráin (Donnchadh): The Book of Ballymote: a genealogical treasure.
In Book of Ballymote (2018), pp. 1–31.
Discusses three aspects of the genealogies in the Book of Ballymote: (i) their organisation, (ii) their possible relationship to Late Antique records, and (iii) the information they provide on the proliferation of Irish ruling classes.