University of Galway
Irish Research Council


Dr Pádraic Moran

Principal Investigator; lead researcher for components G1, M

Pádraic Moran is a Lecturer in Classics at the University of Galway, with research interests in the cultural history of Late Antiquity and the early Middle Ages, focusing on education, scholarship and language interaction—especially Latin (including Hiberno-Latin), Greek and Old Irish.

He has published widely on Latin and Old Irish grammars, glosses and glossaries. These include digital editions of early Irish glossaries and Irish glosses on Priscian's Latin grammar; a 592-page monograph edition of the seventh-century text De origine scoticae linguae (O'Mulconry's Glossary); Irish manuscripts of Latin texts; and broader comparative cultural studies, with a special interest in Japan and East Asia.


Pádraic Moran

Chiara Corongiu

PhD Researcher, component L1

Chiara Corongiu is a graduate of the University of Cagliari, where she studied Classical Philology. She has broad research interests in Latin and Greek language and literature. Her role on the GLOSSAM project involves analysing the reception of Latin literature and the Latin learned tradition based on the evidence of glosses in Irish manuscripts.


Dr Mary Sweeney

Postdoctoral Researcher, component L2

Mary Sweeney is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow working with the GLOSSAM project. She completed her PhD at the University of Galway on Hellenistic Judean identity within the context of the fragmentary tragedy the Exagoge of Ezekiel. Her research interests include exploring cross-cultural exchanges, and the inheritance of Greek educational practices and Greek language materials in the Latin West. Within the project, Mary’s research will include examining the role of glosses in the transmission of knowledge in Europe with a focus on the glossing tradition in the sixth-century Latin grammar of Priscian.


Mary Sweeney


Computer Science Specialist, component G2

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