publications

Book Chapters and Articles:

Forthcoming: "Cultural and Political Identity in the Hagiography of 16th Century Ireland," in Simon Egan (ed.), Beyond the Pale and Highland Line: New Narratives in Archipelagic History 1300-1610

 

"'I am the lion destroying cattle, I am the bear for courage’: An Examination of Betha Naile," Quaestio insularis: selected proceedings of the Cambridge Colloquium in Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic 21 (2020): 48-62. 

Book Reviews: 

Review of Adomnán's Lex innocentium and the laws of war by James W. Houlihan, North American Journal of Celtic Studies 5, no. 1 (2021): 128-130. doi:10.1353/cel.2021.0002.

conference papers

“Voyaging Saints from Ireland to Scandinavia: Columba and Brendan the Navigator.” Leeds International Medieval Congress. Session 1129: Borderless Sainthood in Medieval Nordic Hagiography II: Sources. 6 July 2022. University of Leeds. 

 

“The Redemption of Eithne Úathach.” Medieval and Early Modern Student Association Seminar Series (MEMSA). 23 May 2022. Durham University.

“Sanctus ex machina: Colum Cille in the Lives of Other Saints.” Ì Chaluim Chille: Columba and Iona: An Interdisciplinary Conference. 9-11 December 2021. University of Glasgow, online. 

“Attacked by Demons and Stung By Bees, Baithéne's Saintly Afterlife.” 34th Irish Conference of Medievalists. 24-26th June 2021. Queen's University Belfast, online. 

“What a Medieval Muddle!” – The Re-adaption of Motifs in Later Irish Hagiography." American Conference for Irish Studies. 2-5 June 2021. Ulster University, online. 

“Kollumkilli or Kolbjørn? The Norse Cult to Columba in Medieval Scandinavia.” Learning and Scholarship in Medieval Northwestern Europe. 15-16 April 2021. Ulster University, online. 

“Whose Life is it Anyway? – Some Thoughts on Betha Farannáin.” Annual Celtic Studies Association of North America (Virtual) Meeting. 8-11 April 2021. Virginia Tech, online.
 

“Colm Cille and Cultural Identity in the Hagiography of Gaelic Ireland.” Beyond the Pale and Highland Line: New Narratives in Archipelagic History 1300-1610, 13-14 July 2020. University of Glasgow, online.

 

“I am a lion destroying cattle, I am a bear for courage: An Examination of Betha Naile.” Cambridge Colloquium in Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic, 8 February 2020, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England.

 

“Bhí se an-fhurast fearg a chur air: Colm Cille’s Short Temper in Irish and Gaelic Folklore.” XVII International Congress of Celtic Studies, 22-26 July 2019. Bangor University, Bangor, Wales.

 

“In Colm Cille’s Footsteps: Following Lesser Known Irish Saints from Donegal to Iona.” 32nd Irish Conference of Medievalists, 28-30 June 2018. University College Cork, Cork, Ireland.

 

“Becoming Christ, Tormenting Saints: Cú Chulainn and Arthur in a Christian Context.” Ulidia VI/Fíanaigecht III, 13-17 June 2018. Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Isle of Skye, Scotland.

 

“Adomnán ó doforfoirfí, a mná!: An Analysis and Contextualization of Some Legal Clauses in Cáin Adomnáin.” 40th UC Celtic Studies Conference/Annual Celtic Studies Association of North America Meeting, 8-11 March, 2018. UCLA, Los Angeles, California.

 

“St. Adomnán, Iona, and the Political Nature of Cáin Adomnáin.” 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies, 11-14 May 2017. Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan.

 

“Aspects of Irish Hagiography in Cáin Adomnáin.” Celtic Studies Association of North America Annual Meeting, 27-30 April 2017. Vancouver Welsh Society, Vancouver, British Columbia.

 

“Judgment and Misjudgment: The Ulster Cycle and its Role in Early Irish Legal Narrative.” Harvard Celtic Colloquium, 9-11 October 2015. Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

departmental talks

“The Hagiographical and Pseudo-Historical Stucture of Betha Naile,”

University of Ulster Celtic Studies (online) Research Seminar, 6 May 2020.

conference organisation

Learning and Scholarship in Medieval Northwestern Europe, 15-16 April 2021, Online via Zoom. With Dubhán Ó Longáin and Dr Maxim Fomin. Ulster University (Magee). 

digital projects

Translator for Léamh - Learn Early Modern Irish, April 2021 to present.

léamh.org

The Image du Monde Challenge - accessible transcriptions of the 13th century Image du Monde, by Gossuin (or Gautier) du Metzin. January 2021. http://imagedumonde.wordpress.com