A supplement to A Dictionary of Irish Saints

Containing additions and corrections


Pádraig Ó Riain

Paperback €17.95
Catalogue Price: €19.95
ISBN: 978-1-80151-019-6
September 2022. 64pp. Paperback

In the ten years since its publication by Four Courts Press in 2011 A dictionary of Irish saints has attracted a large amount of supplementary material, mainly through comments and corrections provided by readers, colleagues and reviewers. As these are to be included in a planned second edition of the Dictionary, it is felt by both Press and author that those who own a copy of the first edition should also benefit from them through this publication. 

Pádraig Ó Riain is Professor Emeritus of Early and Medieval Irish at University College Cork, and the previous holder of Visiting Professorships at Bochum and Freiburg in Germany and at Aberystwyth in Wales. He is a former holder of the Parnell Fellowship at Magdalen College, Cambridge, and was the first Irish scholar to be awarded the Humboldt Prize. A former President of the Irish Texts Society and a former Member of Council of the Royal Irish Academy, Professor Ó Riain is the author of numerous publications on Irish hagiography, placenames, personal names, and textual transmission. He is the author of the best-selling A dictionary of Irish Saints (2011), Four Tipperary Saints (2014) and Four Offaly Saints (2018).