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Research Projects Team in Fiontar & Scoil na Gaeilge

Dr Ciarán Mac Murchaidh (Projects director) is a native of Co. Fermanagh and received his secondary education at St Michael's College, Enniskillen. He is a graduate of NUI Maynooth (B.A., M.A., PhD, HDipEd) and the Pontifical University, Maynooth (BD, DLT). He has taught in the Departments of Modern Irish at NUI Maynooth, and St Patrick's College Drumcondra, where he was also Dean of Research & Humanities from 2010-2013. He is Secretary of Coiste Léann na Gaeilge, Litríocht na Gaeilge agus na gCultúr Ceilteach (Royal Irish Academy) and Irish-language Editor of Eighteenth-Century Ireland/Iris an Dá Chultúr.

Clare Coughlan (Research projects administrator) has a B.Sc. i bhFiontraíocht le Gaeilge Fheidhmeach and an M.A. i Scríobh agus Cumarsáid na Gaeilge.

Dr Úna Bhreathnach (Editorial manager) has degrees in Italian and philosophy and in European Studies. Her PhD focused on best practice in term planning. Principal Investigator (PI) on the Dúchas project. Co-author of Terminology for the European Union. The Irish Experience: The GA IATE Project (Cló Iar-Chonnacht, 2013). Co-editor of Teanga, the journal of Irish Association for Applied Linguistics and a member of the Placenames Committee.

Dr Gearóid Ó Cleircín (Quality manager) has a B.A. in Irish and anthropology as well as a PhD in Modern Irish from Maynooth University. He is the Principal Investigator (PI) on two externally funded terminology research projects, Téarma and LEX. His research interests include terminology, folkloristics and various aspects of the digital humanities. He is a member of the Terminology Committee.

Dr Brian Ó Raghallaigh (Technical manager) has a primary degree in computational linguistics and a doctorate degree in linguistics (speech technology). He is responsible for fuaimeanna.ie and Fuaimeanna na Gaeilge (Cois Life). Principal Investigator (PI) on the Logainm project and a member of both the editorial and management committees of the Historical Dictionary of Irish (RIA).

Mairéad Nic Lochlainn (Research editor) has a B.A. International in Irish and German as well as a Higher Diploma in Education from NUI Galway and an M.A. in Translation Studies from DCU.

Dr Conchúr Mag Eacháin (Research editor) has undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Irish and Celtic Studies from Queen’s University Belfast. His doctoral research focused on the Irish dialect of Oirialla and the decline of Irish in that region. He wrote Téarmaíocht Ghaeilge na hAthbheochana (Cois Life, 2014). His primary areas of research include dialectology, lexicography, the Gaelic Revival, toponymy and folklore.

Jamie Murphy (Research editor) has a degree in Irish and French from University College Cork as well as an M.A. in Translation Studies from Dublin City University. He completed his M.A. thesis on translation theory in Children’s Literature. As well as this, he spent some time working in the Irish translation unit in the European Parliament in Luxembourg. He is interested in Irish drama, terminology and translation in general.

Jeaic Mag Fhinn (Editorial research assistant) has an undergraduate degree in Irish Language & Literature and in Mathematics from the University of Notre Dame and an M.A. in Modern Irish from NUI Galway. His M.A. thesis was on hero tales collected in the Schools' Collection and gender.

Cathal Burke (Editorial research assistant) has a B.A in Irish and History from University College Dublin where he also completed an M.A. in Writing and Communications. While undertaking the course, he completed an internship with An Gúm.

Oisín Goodman (Research assistant) has a Bachelor's degree in Irish from Queen's University, Belfast. He wrote his dissertation on the physical elements of the placenames of South-West County Down and Newry.

Nils Pappers (Research assistant) has an undergraduate degree in Celtic Studies from the University of Marburg and an M.A. in Modern Irish from University College Dublin. He is interested in the prose of the period 1200–1900, postclassical poetry (and singing) and folklore.

Michelle Dunne (PhD student) has a B.A. in English and Modern Irish and an M.A. in Modern Irish from Maynooth University. The minor placenames and folklore of Rathconnell Civil Parish, Co. Westmeath were the focus of her M.A. thesis between 2012 and 2013. She won the Ríocht na Midhe Postgraduate Prize for Research 2018 with an article on the commemorative minor placenames of Meath and Westmeath. She is interested in Irish folklore, dialectology and (minor) placenames. Her research looks at information about and from women in the folklore collection Seán Mac Mathúna (1876-1949) collected in north-west Clare.

Justin Ó Gliasáin (PhD student) has a degree in Modern Irish and geography and an M.A. in Modern Irish from Maynooth University as well as a Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Irish Language and Translation from GMIT. He is interested in toponymy, dialectology and linguistics. His research is on minor placenames in County Kildare.

Michal Boleslav Měchura (Technical consultant) is a software engineer who specializes in language technology and digital humanities. He has a master’s degree in computational linguistics from Trinity College Dublin and had previously worked as a software localization engineer for Microsoft. He is currently doing a PhD in e-lexicography at Masaryk University.

Ronan Doherty (Design consultant)

Sound recordings (logainm.ie project):

Educational Resources Consultants (logainm.ie project):

In addition to the above, the following people worked on the projects over the years since 2005:

Natasha Mc Aleese; Máirtín Mac Aodh; Pól de Barra; Fionnuala de Barra-Cusack; Donla Uí Bhraonáin; Derek O'Brien; Ciara Ní Bhroin; Caitríona Nic Bhloscaidh; Adrian Ó Brádaigh; Colm Brussels; Luke Carroll; Ursula Nic Cárthaigh; Colm Ó Ciardubhán; Harriet Ní Chinnéide; Sorcha Ní Chnoic; Amy Ní Cholgáin; Hannah Ní Chonghaile; Katie Nic Craith; Sinéad Ní Chrualaoi; Éadaoin Ní Chróinín; Ciara Ní Chuilinn; Fionnuala Cloke; Therese Collins; Doireann McCombe; Gearóid Ó Conchubhair; Stiofán Mac Conmara; Marion O'Connell; Rory O'Connor; Rúadhán Ó Deasmhúnaigh; Deirdre Devlin; Ciara Ní Dhrisceoil; Amanda Ní Dhufaigh; Oisín Ó Doinn; Siobhán O'Donnell; Piaras Ó Droighneáin; Michelle Dunne; Sarah Eaton; Fionn Ó hEithir; Julie O'Farrell; Séamas Ó Fearghail; Emma Ní Fhaoláin; Fiona Nic Fhinn; Gearóidín Nic Fhiobhuí; Cáit Nic Fhionnlaoich; Aengus Finnegan; PJ Mac Gabhann; Moya Gorman; Eibhlín Nic Gearailt; Orlaith Nic Ghearailt; Máirín Nic Giolla Chumhaill; Caoimhín Mac Giolla Easpaig; Brenda Nic Giolla Mhichíl; Antoine Ó Griallais; Cillian Hanaphy; Ashling Harteveld; Stephen Joyce; Clíona Ní Lachtáin; Maura Ní Lionscaigh; Audrey Ní Loingsigh; Katie Ní Loingsigh; Daithí Mac Lochlainn; Kerron Ó Luain; Eileen Lynch; Jill Mc Mahon; Ian Malcolm; Tomás Ó Maolalaidh; Micheál Ó Maolrúnaigh; Micheál Ó Meachair; Caitríona Ní Mháille; Sandra Ní Mhaoláin; Edel Ní Mhuirthile; Sorcha Ní Mhurchú; Óisín Montanari; Éanna Motherway; Róisín Mulford; Frances Mulraney; Tomás Ó Murchú; Anna Paluch; Éadaoin Nic an Phríora; Sophie Osborne; John Prendergast; Declan Quinn; Margaret Quinn; Ciarán Mac Raghnaill; Fearghal Ó Raifeartaigh; Ailbe O'Reilly; Antóin Ó Ríagáin; Aoileann Ní Riain; Ciara Ní Riain; Katie Ní Riain; Hugh Rowland; Michelle Ryan; Conchúr Ó Sé; Ruth Ní Shiadhail; Máire Áine Ní Shúilleabháin; Louise Smith; Cara Spillane; Emma Nic Thomáis; Feena Tóibín; Sarah Walsh; Mairéad Willis.

Dr Caoilfhionn Nic Pháidín was Projects Director between 2004 and October 2015.

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