Paul Cotter

Lecturer
History
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

T: +353-21-490-3000
E: P.MacCotter@ucc.ie

History
Tyrconnell, Perrot Avenue

T: 353 21 490 1878

I am a graduate of UCC. I obtained my MA by independent research in 1994 and my PhD by a similar process in 2006. My publications include four books, The Pipe Roll of Cloyne: Rotulus Pipae Clonensis (co-edited with Kenneth Nicholls: 1996), Colmán of Cloyne: a Study (2004), Medieval Ireland: territorial, political and economic divisions (2008), and A History of the Medieval Diocese of Cloyne (2013). I began my career as an independent scholar in the early 1990s with a particular interest in the Anglo-Norman period in Ireland. I have published on a number of varied research interests, reflecting my development as a researcher over a number of years. From the Anglo-Norman period I moved on to its antecedents in the preceding 'High-Gaelic' period, and, more recently, to the subject area of the diachronic development of areal or spatial units in medieval Ireland and Europe generally, including parish, townland, tricha cet, barony, manor, rural deanery, tuath and diocese. This area of study has largely been ignored by modern scholarship.

I have been a researcher with the School of History since completing my PhD, working on the above areas. In 2010 I won a IRCHSS post-doctoral scholarship for a project entitled 'Medieval Ireland: the lands of the Church'. This has resulted in the publication of four peer reviewed papers to date, with another, on the origins of the parish in Ireland, forthcoming. This project will result in a monograph once completed.

During the period 2008 to 2010 I was employed as historical consultant with the Heritage Council funded Making Christian Landscapes project, hosted by the School of Archaeology in UCC. This involved working on a number of major reconstructions of pre-Norman civic divisions of landscape organization in various parts of Ireland. The project will produce a substantial monograph, currently in preparation, which will include three large chapters of mine. This involvement reflects my continuing interest in promoting a joint approach between historians and archaeologists in the area of early medieval landscape organization.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research Interests

MacCotters research interests began with historical, governmental and genealogical aspects of the Anglo-Norman period in Ireland. Over time this developed into curiosity about the indigenous Irish antecedents of much of the social and political structures of Anglo-Norman Ireland, and this in turn led to an interest in the diachronic development of all spatial or areal divisions of medieval Ireland. These include the political divisions of kingdom and lordship, the administrative cum economic divisions of túath, baile, trícha cét, county, cantred, feudal barony, administrative barony, manor, knights fee, villate, vill, townland and civil parish, and the ecclesiastical divisions of paruchia, diocese, rural deanery, rural rectory, church estate, colonial rectory, vicarage and parish. MacCotter's book, Medieval Ireland: territorial, political and economic divisions (2008), in which he deals exhaustively with the origin and descent of several of the above units, has been warmly welcomed by reviewers.

This research progression has been reflected in MacCotter's move from the status of independent scholar to that of senior historical research fellow with the INSTAR funded 'Making Christian Landscapes' project of the School of Archaeology in UCC, a post he held between 2008-10. Here MacCotter provided detailed historical analysis of the medieval and early-modern secular, ecclesiastical and estate history of two key geographical areas of the study, the Corca Dhuibhne and Uíbh Ráthach peninsulas of Kerry and the Co. Kildare barony of Connell. MacCotter has also carried out a detailed study of the Munster kingdom of Fir Maige as outlined in the topographical tract, Críchad an Chaoilli, in which he has studied its political, ecclesiastical and estate/túath history. This was published in 2014. The results of these INSTAR-funded studies are the subject of a forthcoming work.

MacCotter held an IRCHSS fellowship in his host institution at the School of History, UCC, between 2010 to 2012. This involved a study of the lands, estates and temporalities of the medieval Irish Church from the earliest period down to the period of the Anglo-Norman Church. This ambitious project, as yet unfinished, will see church-lands studied via sources such as hagiography, toponymy, cult distribution, ecclesiastical and secular law, land records, and archaeology. Additionally, the study is focusing on related aspects, such as the provision of pastoral care and the origin of the parish system.

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
Medieval Ireland: the lands of the ChurchIrish Research Council01-OCT-1030-SEP-12

Books

YearPublication
(2008)Medieval Ireland: territorial, political and economic divisions.
MacCotter, P.; (2008) Medieval Ireland: territorial, political and economic divisions. Dublin: Fourcourts Press. [Details]
(2004)Colmán of Cloyne: a Study.
MacCotter, P.; (2004) Colmán of Cloyne: a Study. Dublin: Fourcourts Press. [Details]
(1996)The Pipe Roll of Cloyne: Rotulus Pipae Clonensis.
MacCotter, P, and Nicholls, K, eds ; (1996) The Pipe Roll of Cloyne: Rotulus Pipae Clonensis. Cloyne: Tower Books. [Details]
(2013)A History of the Medieval Diocese of Cloyne.
Paul MacCotter (2013) A History of the Medieval Diocese of Cloyne. Dublin: Columba Press. [Details]

Book Chapters

YearPublication
(2015)'The Irish rural dean and rural deanery'
MacCotter, P.; (2015) 'The Irish rural dean and rural deanery' In: Medieval Ireland: Clerics, Kings and Vikings. Dublin: Fourcourts Press. [Details]
(2015)'Making Christian Landscapes in Atlantic Europe: Conversion and Consolidation in the Early Middle Ages'
Paul MacCotter (2015) 'Making Christian Landscapes in Atlantic Europe: Conversion and Consolidation in the Early Middle Ages' In: T. O Carragáin (eds). The internal sub-divisions of the kingdom of Uí Fáeláin. unknown: unknown. [Details]
(2014)'The early history and sub-divisions of the kingdom of Bréifne'
P. MacCotter (2014) 'The early history and sub-divisions of the kingdom of Bréifne' In: J. Cherry and B. Smith (eds). Cavan: History and Society. Dublin: Geography Publications. [Details]
(2013)'Medieval Dublin xiii'
Paul MacCotter (2013) 'Medieval Dublin xiii' In: Sean Duffy (eds). The church lands of the diocese of Dublin: reconstruction and history. Dublin: Fourcourts Press. [Details]
(2013)'Medieval Buttevant: 1100-1400AD'
P. MacCotter (2013) 'Medieval Buttevant: 1100-1400AD' In: Buttevant, a medieval Anglo-French town in Ireland. Cork: Eamonn Cotter. [Details]
(2012)'Encounters between people: a 'Gaelic' site at Killeisk, Co. Tippery, and an 'Anglo-Norman' site at Busherstown, Co. Offaly'
Paul MacCotter, Jacinta Kiely (2012) 'Encounters between people: a 'Gaelic' site at Killeisk, Co. Tippery, and an 'Anglo-Norman' site at Busherstown, Co. Offaly' In: Encounters Between Peoples: NRA Monograph Series no. 9. Dublin: National Roads Authority. [Details]
(2009)'Feudal warlords: the Knights of Glencorbry'
Nicholls, K. and MacCotter, P eds; (2009) 'Feudal warlords: the Knights of Glencorbry' In: The Knights of Glin: seven centuries of change. Glin: Glin Historical Society. [Details]
(2009)'Gleann Corbraighe before the Normans'
MacCotter, P.; (2009) 'Gleann Corbraighe before the Normans' In: The Knights of Glin: seven centuries of change. Glin: Glin Historical Society. [Details]
(2009)'Medieval Iveragh: kingdoms and dynasties'
Sheehan, J; MacCotter, P; (2009) 'Medieval Iveragh: kingdoms and dynasties' In: The Iveragh Peninsula: A Cultural Atlas of the Ring of Kerry. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]
(2004)'The Geraldine clerical lineages of Imokilly and Sir John fitz Edmund of Cloyne'
MacCotter, P.; (2004) 'The Geraldine clerical lineages of Imokilly and Sir John fitz Edmund of Cloyne' In: Regions and Rulers in Ireland: 1100-1650. Dublin: Fourcourts Press. [Details]
(1998)'A brief history of Midleton and its hinterland before 1700'
MacCotter, P.; (1998) 'A brief history of Midleton and its hinterland before 1700' In: The Chronicles of Midleton. Cloyne: Sira Publications. [Details]
(1993)'The townlands of Cloyne'
MacCotter, P.; (1993) 'The townlands of Cloyne' In: The Book of Cloyne. Midleton: Cloyne Literary and Historical Society. [Details]
(1993)'The Fitzgeralds of Imokilly'
MacCotter, P.; (1993) 'The Fitzgeralds of Imokilly' In: The Book of Cloyne. Cloyne: Cloyne Literary and Historical Society. [Details]

Edited Books

YearPublication
(2015)
Purcell, E., MacCotter, P., Nyhan, J., Sheehan, J. (Ed.). (2015) Medieval Ireland: Clerics, Kings and Vikings. Dublin: Fourcourts Press. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(2013)'The de la Chapelle or Supple or de Capel-Brooke families of Cork, Limerick and Kerry'
Paul MacCotter (2013) 'The de la Chapelle or Supple or de Capel-Brooke families of Cork, Limerick and Kerry'. The Irish Genealogist, 13 :311-343 [Details]
(2013)'The church lands of the diocese of Limerick: reconstruction and history’'
P. MacCotter (2013) 'The church lands of the diocese of Limerick: reconstruction and history’'. North Munster Antiquarian Journal, [Details]
(2013)'The M7 motorway historical landscape: studies in the history of Ikerrin and Elyocarroll'
P. MacCotter (2013) 'The M7 motorway historical landscape: studies in the history of Ikerrin and Elyocarroll'. Tipperary Historical Journal, 2013 :25-57 [Details]
(2013)'Drong and Dál as synonyms for Óenach'
P. MacCotter (2013) 'Drong and Dál as synonyms for Óenach'. Peritia, 22-3 :275-280 [Details]
(2013)'Túath, manor and parish: kingdom of Fir Maige, cantred of Fermoy'
P. MacCotter (2013) 'Túath, manor and parish: kingdom of Fir Maige, cantred of Fermoy'. Peritia, 22-3 :224-274 [Details]
(2008)'The Prendergast alias MacMaurice lineage of Clanmaurice barony, Co. Mayo'
MacCotter, P.; (2008) 'The Prendergast alias MacMaurice lineage of Clanmaurice barony, Co. Mayo'. Irish Genealogist, :295-311 [Details]
(2006)'The rise of Meic Carthaig and the political geography of Desmuma'
MacCotter, P.; (2006) 'The rise of Meic Carthaig and the political geography of Desmuma'. Journal Cork Historical and Archaeological Society, 111 :59-76 [Details]
(2006)'Genealogical publications review article'
MacCotter, P.; (2006) 'Genealogical publications review article'. Irish Genealogist, 12 :85-85 [Details]
(2005)'Functions of the cantred in medieval Ireland'
MacCotter, P.; (2005) 'Functions of the cantred in medieval Ireland'. Peritia, 19 :308-332 [Details]
(2004)'Genealogical publications review article'
MacCotter, P.; (2004) 'Genealogical publications review article'. Irish Genealogist, 11 :228-230 [Details]
(2004)'Historical dictionary of Gaelic place-names, one (review article)'
MacCotter, P.; (2004) 'Historical dictionary of Gaelic place-names, one (review article)'. Journal Cork Historical and Archaeological Society, :229-229 [Details]
(2001)'Genealogical publications review article'
MacCotter, P.; (2001) 'Genealogical publications review article'. Irish Genealogist, 10 :473-473 [Details]
(2000)'The cantreds of Desmond'
MacCotter, P.; (2000) 'The cantreds of Desmond'. Journal Cork Historical and Archaeological Society, 105 :49-68 [Details]
(2000)'The see-lands of the diocese of Ardfert: an essay in reconstruction'
MacCotter, P.; (2000) 'The see-lands of the diocese of Ardfert: an essay in reconstruction'. Peritia, 14 :161-204 [Details]
(1999)'Genealogical publications review article'
MacCotter, P.; (1999) 'Genealogical publications review article'. Irish Genealogist, 10 :252-253 [Details]
(1999)'A History of the Salle family of Cashel'
MacCotter, P.; (1999) 'A History of the Salle family of Cashel'. Irish Genealogist, 10 :215-223 [Details]
(1998)'The Barryscourt lectures, one and two (review article)'
MacCotter, P.; (1998) 'The Barryscourt lectures, one and two (review article)'. Journal Cork Historical and Archaeological Society, :171-173 [Details]
(1997)'The sub-infeudation and descent of the FitzStephen/Carew moiety of Cork, part two'
MacCotter, P.; (1997) 'The sub-infeudation and descent of the FitzStephen/Carew moiety of Cork, part two'. Journal Cork Historical and Archaeological Society, 102 :89-106 [Details]
(1996)'The sub-infeudation and descent of the FitzStephen/Carew moiety of Cork, part one'
MacCotter, P.; (1996) 'The sub-infeudation and descent of the FitzStephen/Carew moiety of Cork, part one'. Journal Cork Historical and Archaeological Society, 101 :64-80 [Details]
(1994)'The Carews of Cork, part two'
MacCotter, P.; (1994) 'The Carews of Cork, part two'. Journal Cork Historical and Archaeological Society, 99 :66-82 [Details]
(1993)'The Carews of Cork, part one'
MacCotter, P.; (1993) 'The Carews of Cork, part one'. Journal Cork Historical and Archaeological Society, 98 :61-74 [Details]

Other Journals

YearPublication
(2010)'Making Christian landscapes in Corcu Duibne'
Paul MacCotter, Tomás O Carragáin, John Sheehan (2010) 'Making Christian landscapes in Corcu Duibne' Group for the study of Irish historic settlement Newsletter, . [Details]
(2006)'An Daingean or Dingle: whats in a name?'
MacCotter, P.; (2006) 'An Daingean or Dingle: whats in a name?' Journal Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society, 2 (6) :89-93. [Details]
(2004)'Lordship and colony in Anglo-Norman Kerry: 1177-1400'
MacCotter, P.; (2004) 'Lordship and colony in Anglo-Norman Kerry: 1177-1400' Journal Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society, 4 (series 2) :39-85. [Details]
(2004)'The Anglo-Normans in the Mallow area'
MacCotter; (2004) 'The Anglo-Normans in the Mallow area' Mallow Field Club Journal, 22 :49-60. [Details]
(2002)'The Ferreters of Kerry'
MacCotter, P.; (2002) 'The Ferreters of Kerry' Journal Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society, 2 (second series) :55-82. [Details]

Published Reports

YearPublication
(2008)Making Christian Landscapes: Settlement, Society and Regionality in Early Medieval Ireland. Report for the Heritage Council on phase 1: 01 June - 05 December, 2008.
Sheehan, J; O Carragáin, T; MacCotter, P; (2008) Making Christian Landscapes: Settlement, Society and Regionality in Early Medieval Ireland. Report for the Heritage Council on phase 1: 01 June - 05 December, 2008. The Heritage Council, Kilkenny. [Details]
(2009)Making Christian Landscapes: Settlement, Society and Regionality in early medieval Ireland: report for the Heritage Council on phase 2: 01 June - 04 December 2009.
Sheehan, J; O Carragáin, T; MacCotter, P; (2009) Making Christian Landscapes: Settlement, Society and Regionality in early medieval Ireland: report for the Heritage Council on phase 2: 01 June - 04 December 2009. The Heritage Council, Kilkenny. [Details]

Magazine article

YearPublication
(1997)The Anglo-Norman surnames of Ireland.
MacCotter, P.; (1997) The Anglo-Norman surnames of Ireland. Magazine article [Details]

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2010Postdoctoral fellowship Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences
2008Publication award Heritage Council
2013School of History research fund History, UCC
2012School of History research fund History, UCC
2011School of History research fund School of History, UCC
2014School of History research fund History, UCC

Conference Contributions

YearPublication
(2009)Mapping Death Conference,
Paul MacCotter (2009) Making Christian Landscapes. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Mapping Death Conference, Royal Society of Antiquaries, Dublin . [Details]
(2009)Mapping death seminar,
Paul MacCotter (2009) Medieval Ireland: territorial, political and economic divisions. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Mapping death seminar, UCD, Dublin . [Details]
(2011)Crisis and recovery: Church and society in twelfth-century Ireland,
Paul MacCotter (2011) Bishops, boundaries and Ráith Bressail’. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Crisis and recovery: Church and society in twelfth-century Ireland, UCC, Cork, and Thurles, Co. Tipperary . [Details]
(2012)From Ireland outwards: interactions between Ireland and western Christendom in the late medieval period,
Paul MacCotter (2012) The relationship between early medieval Céli Dé foundations and late medieval orders’. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], From Ireland outwards: interactions between Ireland and western Christendom in the late medieval period, UCC . [Details]
(2012)Landscapes of Assembly: the Óenach in Early Medieval Ireland,
Paul MacCotter (2012) Óenach sites: the onomastic evidence. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Landscapes of Assembly: the Óenach in Early Medieval Ireland, UCC . [Details]
(2012)Irish Conference of Medievalists,
Paul MacCotter (2012) Paruchia and diocese: territorially dispersed or concrete?. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Irish Conference of Medievalists, UCD . [Details]
(2012)Making Christian Landscapes: Conversion and consolidation in Early Medieval Europe,
Paul MacCotter (2012) Reconstructing Early Irish ecclesiastial estates: methodology and case studies’. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Making Christian Landscapes: Conversion and consolidation in Early Medieval Europe, UCC . [Details]
(2013)School of History seminar,
Paul MacCotter (2013) Ethnic cleansing in the Lee Valley, medieval style’. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], School of History seminar, UCC . [Details]
(2013)Irish Conference of Medievalists,
Paul MacCotter (2013) The “late-túath” in pre-Norman Ireland. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Irish Conference of Medievalists, UCD . [Details]
(2013)Medieval Ireland Symposium,
Paul MacCotter (2013) The dynastic ramifications of the Geraldines. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Medieval Ireland Symposium, TCD . [Details]
(2014)Clontarf 1014 – 2014 Conference,
Paul MacCotter (2014) Dál Cais after Brian. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Clontarf 1014 – 2014 Conference, TCD . [Details]
(2014)Group for the Study of Irish Historic Settlement,
Paul MacCotter (2014) Beanntraige and An Fonn Iartharach. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Group for the Study of Irish Historic Settlement, Bantry, Co. Cork . [Details]
(2014)International Conference of Medieval Studies,
Paul MacCotter (2014) Celibacy and the medieval Irish monk. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], International Conference of Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA . [Details]
(2014)Irish Conference of Medievalists,
Paul MacCotter (2014) Celibacy and the medieval Irish monk. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Irish Conference of Medievalists, UCD . [Details]
(2014)O’Maher Ikerrin conference,
Paul MacCotter (2014) The O’Meaghers and the barony of Ikerrin’. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], O’Maher Ikerrin conference, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary . [Details]
(2006)Irish Conference of Medievalists,
Paul MacCotter (2006) Cantred and Tricha Cét, one and the same?. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Irish Conference of Medievalists, Kilkenny . [Details]
(2009)Insular studies seminar, UCC,
Paul MacCotter (2009) Medieval Ireland: territorial, political and economic divisions. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Insular studies seminar, UCC, Cork . [Details]
(2010)Group for the study of Irish historical settlement,
Paul MacCotter (2010) Kings, Knights and Earls in medieval Corca Dhuibhne. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Group for the study of Irish historical settlement, Dingle, Co. Kerry . [Details]
(2010)Space and Settlement Conference,
Paul MacCotter (2010) Cantred and Tricha Cét. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Space and Settlement Conference, TCD, Dublin . [Details]
(2011)School of History seminar,
Paul MacCotter (2011) Misunderstood and Maligned: the pre-Norman Irish Church:. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], School of History seminar, UCC . [Details]
(2011)European Urbanism in Ireland Conference,
Paul MacCotter (2011) Buttevant and its hinterland: 1100-1400AD. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], European Urbanism in Ireland Conference, Buttevant, Co. Cork . [Details]
(2011)Irish Conference of Medievalists,
Paul MacCotter (2011) The 12th century pre-Invasion Irish Church: misunderstood and maligned. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Irish Conference of Medievalists, NUI Galway . [Details]
(2011)14th International Congress of Celtic Studies,
Paul MacCotter (2011) Crichad an Chaoilli: Tuath and Parish in pre-Norman Ireland. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], 14th International Congress of Celtic Studies, NUI Maynooth . [Details]
(2011)Encounters between Peoples conference, NRA,
Paul MacCotter (2011) Consideration of a ‘Gaelic’ site at Killeisk, Co. Tipperary, and an ‘Anglo-Norman’ site at Busherstown, Co. Offaly,. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Encounters between Peoples conference, NRA, Wood Quay, Dublin . [Details]
(2012)School of History seminar,
Paul MacCotter (2012) Bishops, boundaries, Ráith Bressail and Kells’. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], School of History seminar, UCC . [Details]
(2013)Medieval Dublin Symposium,
Paul MacCotter (2013) Pre-invasion lands of the diocese of Dublin. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Medieval Dublin Symposium, TCD . [Details]
(2013)Ballinskelligs History Conference,
Paul MacCotter (2013) The McCarthys and O’Sullivans in Iveragh. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Ballinskelligs History Conference, Ballinskelligs, Co. Kerry . [Details]
(2013)UCC School of History McCarthy Conference,
Paul MacCotter (2013) The origin of the McCarthys. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], UCC School of History McCarthy Conference, Dunmanway, Co. Cork . [Details]
(2013)School of History seminar,
Paul MacCotter (2013) Cantreds and tuatha. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], School of History seminar, NUI Galway . [Details]
(2014)Fir Maige - Fermoy Conference,
Paul MacCotter (2014) Críchad an Chaoilli: a remarkable window into the past. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Fir Maige - Fermoy Conference, Fermoy, Co. Cork . [Details]
(2014)Fir Maige - Fermoy Conference,
Paul MacCotter (2014) Anglo-Norman Fermoy: the Roches and the Condons. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Fir Maige - Fermoy Conference, Fermoy, Co. Cork . [Details]
(2012)Ferreter Surname Gathering conference,
Paul MacCotter (2012) The Ferreters of Kerry. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Ferreter Surname Gathering conference, Dún Chaoin, Co. Kerry . [Details]
(2000)Munster families in context,
Paul MacCotter (2000) Anglo-Norman families of Kerry. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Munster families in context, UCC, Cork . [Details]
(2007)Irish Conference of Medievalists,
Paul MacCotter (2007) The origins of the Baile estate. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Irish Conference of Medievalists, Limerick . [Details]
(2010)Mapping death seminar,
Paul MacCotter (2010) The topographical tract, Crichad an Chaoilli. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Mapping death seminar, Micheál O Cléirigh Institute, UCD . [Details]

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Association of Professional Genealogists in Ireland member01-DEC-13 /

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Cork Historical and Archaeological Society Vice-President2007 / 2010
Group for the Study of Irish Historic Settlement committee member2014 /

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
School of History, UCC Part-time temporary lecturer and researcher01-OCT-12 /
School of History, University College Cork Post-doctoral researcher01-OCT-10 / 30-SEP-12
School of Archaeology, University College Cork Historical consultant and researcher01-AUG-08 / 30-SEP-10
Adult and Continuing Education, UCC Lecturer, level 7 genealogy diploma01-JAN-13 /

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
1994University College Cork Master of ArtsHistory
2006University College Cork PhDHistory
2007Irish Coaching Institute Diploma in Life & Business CoachingLife Coaching

Outreach Activities

 Description

Since 2008 I have given 19 presentations on historical themes to various community groups, schools and historical societies in counties Cork, Kerry, Tipperary and Limerick

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Journal Of The Royal Society Of Antiquaries Of Ireland Referee01-JAN-13 -
Proceedings Of The Royal Irish Academy Referee01-JUN-14 -
Irish Genealogist Referee01-JAN-15 -

Teaching Interests

Irish medieval studies in general with special interest in the following areas: medieval spatial divisions and units, the Anglo-Norman period, early Church history and archaeology. Also genealogy and family history. Recent teaching experience includes teaching some of the above subjects to archaeology PhD students in the School of Archaeology and medieval masters students in the School of History. I also teach and tutor on the Adult Continuing Education diploma in the History of the Family.