Princes, prelates and poets in medieval Ireland

Essays in honour of Katharine Simms

Seán Duffy editor

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ISBN: 978-1-84682-280-3
April 2013. 600pp; colour ills.

Part I. Princes

Medieval Irish genealogies and genetics
Bart Jaski

Interlaced scholarship: genealogies and genetics in twenty-first-century Ireland
Catherine Swift

The two Colmáns
Eoin O’Flynn

Re-examining cáin in Scotland in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries
Dauvit Broun

William Gorm de Lacy: ‘chiefest champion in these parts of Europe’
Colin Veach and Freya Verstraten Veach

A register of lost deeds relating to the earldom of Ulster, c.1230–1376
Robin Frame

Unity in diversity: a comparative analysis of thirteenth-century Kilkenny, Kalkar and Sopron
Anngret Simms

The Turnberry Band
Seán Duffy

Two lists of Ó Dubhda chieftains of Uí Fhiachrach
Nollaig Ó Muraíle

James the Usurper of Desmond and the origins of the Talbot–Ormond feud
Peter Crooks

The murder of John Dowdall, sheriff of Louth, 1402
Brendan Smith

Irish kings and Carinthian dukes: John Lynch revisited
Annette Kehnel

Part II: Prelates

St Patrick and the kings
Donnchadh Ó Corráin

The authority of the contemplative in Muirchú’s Life of Patrick
Damian Bracken

‘Irish pilgrimage’: a romantic misconception
Stephanie Hayes-Healy

Quo vadis? Mapping the Irish ‘monastic town’
Howard B. Clarke

Church reform in Connacht
Helen Perros-Walton

Aibhe Ua Máel Muaid, Uí Chennselaig and the Vitae Sanctorum Hiberniae
Ailbhe MacShamhráin†

Heresy in Ireland in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries
Bernadette Williams

The medieval bishops of Elphin and the lost church at Kilteasheen
Thomas Finan

The medieval bronze pax from Dunbrody Abbey, Co. Wexford, and the fate of ornamenta from suppressed religious houses in Ireland
Raghnall Ó Floinn

Part III. The Poets

The court poet in early Ireland
Alex Woolf

The world of medieval Irish learning
Edel Bhreathnach

Some observations on an unpublished version of the Gospel of Nicodemus
Caoimhín Breatnach

A cosmological poem attributed to Moses
John Carey

Ruaidhrí Ó Caiside’s contribution to the Annals of Ulster
Daniel Mc Carthy

The landscape and settlements of the Uí Dhálaigh poets of Muinter Bháire
Elizabeth FitzPatrick

The Uí Dhomhnaill and their books in early sixteenth-century Ireland
Bernadette Cunningham and Raymond Gillespie

Ave reversing Eva: miscellanea on Marian devotion in Irish bardic poetry
Damian McManus

The portrayal of women in medieval Irish religious poetry
Kevin Murray

‘Once I heard a story … from scripture does it come’: biblical allusions in Irish bardic religious poetry
Salvador Ryan

Tadhg Ó Rodaighe and his school: aspects of patronage and poetic practice at the close of the bardic era
Pádraig Ó Macháin

Dán Áráis, 1654
Dáibhí Ó Cróinín

A bibliography of the published writings of Katharine Simms (to 2012)