Irish scholar Ó Buachalla dies


The death has occurred of eminent Irish scholar and academic, Professor Breandán Ó Buachalla.

Born in Co Cork in 1936, he was educated at St Nessan's Christian Brothers school, and at University College Cork, where he studied Celtic Studies.

He was a Professor of Modern Irish in University College Dublin from 1978 to 1996 and Professor of Irish in the School of Celtic Studies at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies from 1973 to 1978.

He was widely published and held the Parnell Fellowship at Cambridge University as well as visiting Professorships at Notre Dame, New York University and Boston College.

His publications include I mBeal Feirste Cois Cuain, Peadar O Doirnin: amhrain, Nua-Dhuanaire II, Cathal Bui: amhrain, and Na Stiobhartaigh agus an tAos Leinn: King Seamas.

Prof Ó Buachalla is survived by his wife Aingeal, his daughters Brídóg and Clíona, and his son Traolach.