Towns in Medieval Ireland – Two-day Seminar

Towns in Medieval Ireland in the light of recent archaeological excavations.

Friday 28 & Saturday 29 April 2017
9.00am – 5.40pm
Renehan Hall, South Campus,

Maynooth University, Co. Kildare.

A two-day seminar hosted by the Department of History, Maynooth University, in association with the Irish Walled Towns Network.

Spaces are limited, so please book your place in advance! Admission €10 per day, payable at the door. Bookings through

Papers include:


The European Historic Towns Atlas (Anngret Simms)
Ardfert Cathedral (Fionnbarr Moore),
Athboy, Co. Meath (Niall Roycroft)
Athy, Co. Kildare (Marc Guernon)
Buttevant, Co. Cork (Trish Long & John O’Connor)
Castledermot, Co. Kildare (Sharon Greene)
Drogheda, Co. Louth (Thaddeus Breen)
Inistioge, Co. Kilkenny (Ben Murtagh)
St Mary’s Church, Kilkenny (Cóilín Ó Drisceoil)
Kilmallock, Co. Limerick (Frank Coyne)
Navan, Co. Meath (Niall Roycroft)
New Ross, Co. Wexford (Emmet Stafford)
Rindoon, Co. Roscommon (Liam Mannix)


Blackfriary, Trim (Fin O’Carroll), Castledermot
Co. Kildare (Ed O’Donovan)
Dominican friary, Mullingar (Thaddeus Breen)
Dundalk, Co. Louth (Paul Gosling)
Ennis, Co. Clare (Risteard UaCróinín)
Fethard, Co. Tipperary (Dave Pollock)
Grey Abbey, Kildare (Emer Dennehy)
Navan, Co. Meath (Clare Ryan)
Nobber, Co. Meath (Matt Seaver)
St Mary’s Abbey, Carlow (Judith Carroll)
Swords Castle (Christine Baker)