Dáibhí Ó Cróinín
Dáibhí Iarla Ó Cróinín[1]

(1954-08-29) August 29, 1954 (age 64)[2]

Dáibhí Iarla Ó Cróinín M.Phil.; Ph.D. (NUI); (born 29 August 1954)[2] is an Irish historian. He is Professor of History at NUI Galway and Member of the Royal Irish Academy.

Ó Cróinín received a B.A. in Early Irish History from University College Dublin in 1975 and an M.Phil. in Medieval Studies from the same in 1977. He received his Ph.D. from University College Galway in 1985; it was on a seventh- century Hiberno-Latin computistical tract which he discovered, and this work was published by the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies in the University of Toronto.[2]

An author of many articles and contributor to several books, he specialises in medieval Irish and European history, Early Irish Script and Early Irish Law.[3]

Ó Cróinín was awarded the Parnell Fellowship in Irish Studies at the University of Cambridge for the year 2017-18.[4]

He is a grandson of Elizabeth Cronin, an Irish traditional singer.[5][6]


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)[7]
  • 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)


  1. ^ "Ó Cróinín (Dáibhí Iarla)". Bibliography of Irish Linguistics and Literature.
  2. ^ a b c "Curriculum Vitae of Dáibhí Ó Cróinín". Archived from the original on 19 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Dáibhí Ó Cróinín". History.
  4. ^ "Staff success". Cois Coiribe. Autumn 2017. p. 43.
  5. ^ McCormick, Fred (March 2000). "The Songs of Elizabeth Cronin". Irish Music Review. Archived from the original on 19 May 2015.
  6. ^ Russell, Ian (2003). "The Songs of Elizabeth Cronin, Irish Traditional Singer: The Complete Song Collection". Folk Music Journal. 8 (3). JSTOR 4522696.
  7. ^ Stout, Matthew (1996). "Early Medieval Ireland 400-1200 Dáibhí Ó Cróinín". History Ireland.

External links

  • Dáibhí Ó Cróinín at NUI Galway
  • Entry at the Bibliography of Irish Linguistics and Literature 1972-