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.
It is considered by many to be the most beautiful book created in the Middle Ages, perhaps the most beautiful book ever made.
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.
The American Society For Irish Medieval Studies (ASIMS) has announced its inaugural Undergraduate Prizes for Diversity in Irish Medieval Studies.
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’.
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? Paper by Fiona MacGowan Given at the BSBI Irish Spring Conference, on March 27,…
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.
This book has been donated to University College Cork, where it will be displayed in a Treasures Gallery in the university’s main library.
Aidan O’Sullivan talks about everyday life in medieval Ireland and offers insights into the round house the Experimental Archaeology team built.
Deirdre Sullivan gives an excellent example of bringing the Middle Ages into a Young Adult fantasy in the 2019 novel Perfectly Preventable Deaths.
The story of an Irish monk and his fourteen companions who embarked on a dangerous journey in the fifth century.
The signs and miracles in the lives of Irish medieval saints including Patrick, Brigid, Columcille, Brendan and Columbanus.
How a tale of cursed werewolves in Ireland finds its way to 13th century Norway.
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.
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.
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.
Looking at the history of Ireland, including the many states that existed during its medieval period.
This work represents an exploration into the historiography of a hotly debated historical document known as Laudabiliter.
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
In the ninth to twelfth centuries the Dublin fleet was one of the most formidable war machines in the Irish Sea area.
New research has found that the population of Ireland was in decline for almost 200 years before the Vikings settled.
In this paper I seek to highlight Ireland’s significance in English affairs from the reign of Æthelred the Unready to that of William Rufus.
A history of Ferns and its Cathedral, with an insight into Ferns becoming a diocesan centre in the reform of the 12th century