Medieval Dublin XII

Medieval Dublin XII

This twelfth volume of proceedings of the annual Friends of Medieval Dublin Symposium contains reports on recent archaeological excavations in and around Dublin city. Claire Walsh found for the first time evidence of a Hiberno-Norse community living outside the walled city in the Coombe, and Alan Hayden traces the later archaeology of the area in excavations along the route of the Coombe Bypass. The Liberties was also the location of Judith Carroll’s excavations of medieval industrial activity at Thomas Street and Vicar Street, while Rosanne Meenan reports on her excavations in the vicinity of the medieval St Peter’s Church at Stephen Street Lower. Edmund O’Donovan discusses excavations at St Nathí’s Church in Dundrum, which revealed a series of fortified enclosures around the early monastic foundation, and Geraldine Stout attempts to reconstruct the precincts of the great Cistercian abbey of St Mary. Historical studies include Grace O’Keeffe’s examination of the connection between Dublin and Bristol in the Middle Ages, Colm Lennon’s study of the medieval manor of Clontarf and Áine Foley’s investigation of the sheriffs who administered the medieval county of Dublin. Another highlight is Ellen O’Flaherty’s report on the manuscript materials for the history of medieval Dublin preserved in the library of TCD.

CONTENTS:

Edmond O’Donovan – Early Christian and medieval excavations at Teach Naithí: the changing morphology of a church site in Dundrum, County Dublin
Linzi Simpson – The longphort of Dublin: lessons from Woodstown, County Waterford and Annagassan, County Louth
Claire Walsh – The excavation of an early roadway and Hiberno-Norse houses at the Coombe
Geraldine Stout – The topography of St Mary’s Cistercian abbey and precinct, Dublin
Judith Carroll – Excavations at 58–59 Thomas Street/Vicar Street and 63–64 Thomas Street, Dublin 8
Colm Lennon – The medieval manor of Clontarf, 1171–1540
Alan R. Hayden – Rivers and industry, life and death: archaeological excavations on the Coombe bypass and Cork Street realignment, Dublin
Rosanne Meenan – Excavations at 23–27 Stephen Street Lower, Dublin
Áine Foley – The sheriff of Dublin in the fourteenth century
Ellen O’Flaherty – Manuscript sources for the history of medieval Dublin in Trinity College Library, Dublin