Clerics, Kings and Vikings

Essays on medieval Ireland in honour of Donnchadh Ó Corráin


Emer Purcell, Paul MacCotter, Julianne Nyhan & John Sheehan, editors

Hardback €54.00
Catalogue Price: €60.00
ISBN: 978-1-84682-279-7
June 2015. 584pp; colour ills, large format.

Tributes by Adrian Hardiman and David Edwards

The ‘Papal letters to the Irish’ cited by Bede: how did he get them?
Michael Herren

Observations on the context and landscape of the West Ossory crosses
Edel Bhreathnach

A road well travelled: the terminology of roads in early Ireland
Charles Doherty

The status of Munster churches
Joseph J. Flahive

Law and the learned in northern Iberia in the early Middle Ages: some comparisons with Ireland
Wendy Davies

Irish saints in a Regensburg litany
Dagmar Ó Riain-Raedel & Paádraig Ó Riain

The naval power of Norse Dublin
Poul Holm

Skuldelev 2 and Viking-age ships and fleets in Ireland
Colmán Etchingham

Follow the money: the financial resources of Diarmait Mac Murchada
Catherine Swift

The Welsh conquest of Ireland
Seán Duffy

Did Ireland exist in the twelfth century?
David N. Dumville

Conquestus and adquisicio: some early Cork charters relating to St Thomas’ Abbey, Dublin
Marie Therese Flanagan

Léitheoir sa teach screaptra?
Diarmuid Ó Murchadha†

The medieval rural dean and rural deanery in Ireland
Paul MacCotter

Pulp facts and core fictions: translating a cathedral from Ababoe to Kilkenny
John Bradley†

The ‘named’ son in late medieval Ireland
Kenneth Nicholls

Genealogies of Uí Chearbhaill Éile: building on the work of Dinneen and others
Nollaig Ó Muraíle

Flaithrí, Firbisigh and Maoilechlainn: three Uí Mhaoil Chonaire brothers in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries
Benjamin Hazard

The history of an Irish book
Dáibhí Ó Cróinín

Medieval Archaeology

From Kaupang and Avaldsnese to the Irish Sea
Dagfinn Skre

An early medieval horse-harness mount, of Irish manufacture, from Yorkshire
James Graham-Campbell

The Viking events of AD902–19 and the Lough Ennell hoards
John Maas

‘Meagre lead’: the ubiquity of lead in Hiberno-Scandinavian Dublin
Patrick F. Wallace

Vikings on Ireland’s Atlantic shore
Eamonn P. Kelly

The ‘Shannon’ shrine: a suggested provenance
Raghnall Ó Floinn

Lia lógmar (‘precious stone’) in early Irish literature
Niamh Whitfield

Early medieval agriculture in Ireland: the case for tillage
Michael A. Monk

A note on the dairthech
Conleth Manning

Relics and recluses revisited: some thoughts on Cormac’s Chapel, Cashel
Tomás Ó Carragáin

Language and Literature

Under the abbot’s cloak: the symbolism of Columba’s clothing in Adomnán’s Vita Columbae
David Woods

Blood, dust and cucumbers: constructing the world of Hisperic Latinity
Anthony Harvey

The ‘Altus Prosator’ of Virgilius Maro Grammaticus
David Howlett

The oldest gloss tradition on Martianus Capella’s De nuptiis Philologiae et Mercurii: its form, character and routes of transmission
Sinéad O’Sullivan

The Irish hybrid lists of the Seven Heavens
Marina Smyth

Peregrini in the ocean: spirituality and reality
Jonathan M. Wooding

Immacallam Choluim Chille 7 ind Óclaig: language and authority in the early-medieval Irish tale
Elva Johnston

In search of Mael Muru Othna
John Carey

The strange case of Ailill mac Mágrach and Cet mac Mátach
Bart Jaski

The treatment of place-names in the early fianaigecht corpus
Kevin Murray

An edition of Tigernmas mac Follaig aird
Peter J. Smith

The saga of Ireland and the British Isles
Gísli Sigurđsson

Mo cheithre rain duit, a Dhonnchaidh: advice to a prince by Tadhg (mac Dáire) Mac Bruaideadha
Emma Nic Cárthaigh

The fortunes of CELT
Beatrix Färber

Risky, experimental, emergent: the timeliness and genius of CURIA and CELT
Willard McCarty