Dr Colm J Donnelly a Senior Lecturer in the School of Geography Archaeology & Palaeoecology at Queen’s University Belfast will be delivering a lecture in Tichulainn on An introduction to Medieval Gaelic Ulster, AD 1177 – 1603.
Spanning the period from the arrival of the Anglo-Normans to the Elizabethan conquest, the lecture will focus on the social and economic organisation of Medieval Ulster’s great Gaelic lordships (Ó Neills, Ó Domhnaill and Mag Uidhir) and lesser lineages. The role of the Church will also be considered, as will the lordship of the Ó Neills of the Fews. The lecture will make use of information obtained from a series of archaeological, architectural and historical investigations that have been undertaken across Ulster by staff within Queen’s University Belfast over the past decade which – collectively – have helped increase our understanding of life in Medieval Gaelic Ulster.
This lecture will be the foundation for the practical work that will be carried out in 2016 and 2017.
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