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Investigating Medieval Irish RecordsIrish medieval manuscript

Investigating Medieval Irish Records

This month, June 2022, is the 100-year anniversary of the gelignite explosion at the Record Treasury in the Four Courts, Dublin during the Irish Civil War. Thousands of manuscripts and documents from seven centuries of Irish history were destroyed. A very few survived on the day. But others survived by being held in other locations. Here, Dr Stephen Hewer of the Institute of Irish Studies discusses one such manuscript.

Posted on: 23 June 2022

Beyond Exclusion in Medieval Irelandancient medieval manuscript

Beyond Exclusion in Medieval Ireland

The Institute of Irish Studies’ Leverhulme Fellow, Dr Stephen Hewer, recently published a book on the legal status of different groups in medieval Ireland. The Institute hosted a book launch on 16 March. Here, he details the processes of making the book and some of the major findings.

Posted on: 28 April 2022