Ireland, Scotland, and the Hundred Years War: A New Vista
This paper will consider how the Gaelic aristocracy interacted with ‘European’ affairs in this period.
The Annals of Clonmacnoise
Lecture focusing on Armagh Robinson MS A – the oldest manuscript of Conall Mag Eochagáin’s English translation of Irish Annals
The Irish at the Carolingian Court and the Europeanization of Europe
During the eighth and ninth centuries, Irish clergymen and theologians such as Virgil of Salzburg, Dicuil, Sedulius Scottus, and John Scottus Eriugena were drawn to the courts of the Carolingian kings and emperors.
Medieval skeletons help reveal genetic causes of bone tumours
Two men buried in a medieval graveyard in Ireland had a genetic condition called Multiple Osteochondromas, which causes benign bone tumours. One of the disease mutations is a new discovery, so this is the first time such information has been unlocked from ancient genomic data.
Dal Riata and Early Manuscripts with Russell Ó Ríagáin
On this episode of Scotichronicast, Dr. Kate Buchanan is joined by Dr. Russell Ó Ríagáin to discuss his work on early manuscripts and the shared history between Ireland and Scotland surrounding Dal Riata.
Book of Kells: Ireland’s Medieval Treasure
It is considered by many to be the most beautiful book created in the Middle Ages, perhaps the most beautiful book ever made.
Three medieval church bells donated to the National Museum of Ireland
Three fifteenth-century bronze bells which once hung at St Mary’s Abbey Church near Dublin have been donated to the National Museum of Ireland.
ASIMS announces new undergraduate Diversity Prizes
The American Society For Irish Medieval Studies (ASIMS) has announced its inaugural Undergraduate Prizes for Diversity in Irish Medieval Studies.
‘Making a House a Home’: ordinary households in later medieval Ireland 1200 – 1600 AD
Drawing together results from excavations of later medieval houses in Ireland, incorporating contemporary historical and literary sources, my current research project ‘Home is Where the Heart(h) is’ examines how different people in the past organised their houses and what shaped their decisions. It aims to reveal new understanding of medieval people and the things they used in order to ‘make a house a home’.
Monastic tenants, Viking raiders and Hiberno-Norse townspeople
What should we understand by town and what should we understand by viking? It is abundantly clear that both of these terms are understood and used in a great variety of ways.
Can botany provide a window to our medieval past?
Can botany provide a window to our medieval past? Paper by Fiona MacGowan Given at the BSBI Irish Spring Conference, on March 27,…
Edward Bruce and the Scottish Invasion of Ireland, with Joanna Richardson
Kate Buchanan is joined by Joanna Richardson to discuss Joanna’s journey to studying medieval Scottish history and her work on Edward Bruce and the Scottish Invasion of Ireland.
The Book of Lismore comes back to Ireland
This book has been donated to University College Cork, where it will be displayed in a Treasures Gallery in the university’s main library.
Everyday Life in Medieval Ireland: Raths and Round Houses
Aidan O’Sullivan talks about everyday life in medieval Ireland and offers insights into the round house the Experimental Archaeology team built.
Medieval Reads: Perfectly Preventable Deaths, by Deirdre Sullivan
Deirdre Sullivan gives an excellent example of bringing the Middle Ages into a Young Adult fantasy in the 2019 novel Perfectly Preventable Deaths.
In Search of the Promised Land: Saint Brendan’s Voyage
The story of an Irish monk and his fourteen companions who embarked on a dangerous journey in the fifth century.
‘Full of Miracles From Childhood’: Miracles in the Liturgies and Lives of Irish Medieval Saints
The signs and miracles in the lives of Irish medieval saints including Patrick, Brigid, Columcille, Brendan and Columbanus.
St. Patrick and the Ossory Werewolves
How a tale of cursed werewolves in Ireland finds its way to 13th century Norway.
£1 million project for Carrickfergus Castle completed
Carrickfergus Castle’s Great Tower has been reopened after the completion of a £1 million conservation project to construct a new roof on the 800-year-old landmark.
Gathering communities: locality, governance and rulership in early medieval Ireland
This article reviews the archaeological character of assembly practices in Ireland, and how a phenomenon of transient activities and temporary gathering is manifest materially and spatially.
Disputed Isle: The Foundations of Mortimer Power in Ireland
Roger was at the very heart of this process as head of the Irish administration from 1316, but his commission also required him to defend the island against an invasion from Scotland.
How the borders within Ireland changed during the Middle Ages
Looking at the history of Ireland, including the many states that existed during its medieval period.
Hadrian IV (1154-1159) and the “bull” Laudabiliter: a historiographical review
This work represents an exploration into the historiography of a hotly debated historical document known as Laudabiliter.
Lost Irish words rediscovered, including the word for ‘oozes pus’
Researchers from Cambridge and Queen’s University Belfast have identified and defined 500 Irish words, many of which had been lost, and unlocked the secrets of many other misunderstood terms
The Naval Power of Norse Dublin
In the ninth to twelfth centuries the Dublin fleet was one of the most formidable war machines in the Irish Sea area.