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Tudor and Stuart Ireland Interdisciplinary Conference Podcasts

The annual Tudor & Stuart Ireland Interdisciplinary Conference welcomes established academics, early stage and independent researchers, as well as postgraduates from Ireland and beyond to present their research in a genuinely collegial environment.

The Tudor and Stuart Ireland Interdisciplinary Conference was founded by Suzanne Forbes, Neil Johnston, and Eoin Kinsella in UCD in 2011. Since its foundation, Tudor and Stuart Ireland conferences have taken place in University College Dublin, in 2011, 2012 and 2013; in Maynooth University in 2014 and 2015; in NUI Galway in 2016 and 2017; in Queen’s University Belfast in 2018; in Trinity College Dublin in 2019; in the Royal Irish Academy in 2022; and, in Maynooth University in 2023.

The 11th Annual Tudor & Stuart Ireland Interdisciplinary Conference took place at Maynooth University on 18 & 19 August 2023. The conference was generously supported by: the MACMORRIS Project; the Irish Research Council; The Department of English, Maynooth University; The Arts and Humanities Institute, Maynooth University; and, Marsh’s Library.

As in previous years, the Conference was recorded for podcasting by Real Smart Media in association with History Hub. You can access an archive of more than 250 podcasts below.

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Since 2011, researchers from a range of disciplines including History, English, Archaeology and Art History, have presented papers at Tudor and Stuart Ireland conferences. History Hub, in association with Real Smart Media, has produced more than 250 podcasts from these conferences.

The podcasts are available for download from Apple and to stream on Spotify and Soundcloud totally free of charge – there have been more than 140,000 podcast downloads/plays to date.

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2023 Tudor and Stuart Ireland Interdisciplinary Conference Podcasts

List of podcasts from the 2023 Tudor and Stuart Ireland Conference


Gillian Wright (University of Birmingham) – Orrery the Poet

Keith Pluymers (Illinois State University) – Memories of Early Modern Deforestation and the Making of Modern Irish Environmentalism

Live Podcast Recording – Pat Palmer in conversation with Brendan Kane


Evan Bourke (Maynooth) – An Exploration of the Poet-Patron relationship in Irish Bardic Poetry ca. 1541 – ca. 1660

Deirdre Nic Chárthaigh (TCD) – Poems on the Uí Chaoimh

Philip Mac a’ Ghoill (MU) – ‘English or Irish? Or both?: Insights from Gaelic poetry into the cultural identity of the Anglo-Norman nobility in Munster 1569–1607

Raghnall Ó Floinn (Independent) – ‘Apish toys’ and Papal ‘trash’ – Devotional objects in late medieval and early modern Ireland

James Leduc (Cambridge) – Imperium, Obedience, and Vocation in the English Reformation: John Bale and the ‘Reform’ of Ireland under Edward VI

Jade Scott (Glasgow) – ‘your disordered subjects […] of fowle lyf manifest’: Mary, Queen of Scots and the O’Neills Stuart Donegal, c.1609-41

Naomi McAreavey (UCD) – Rereading Rape and Sexual Violence in the 1641 Depositions

Victoria Pearson (UU) – ‘Keeping Faith’: Honora ‘Nano’ Nagle and the Jacobite Twilight

David McIlreavy (IAC) – Reconstructing the ‘Jeacock House’, Little Mary Street, Dublin during the early reign of James II

Derek Whayman (Newcastle) – Hovenden, Saunders and Lord Annesley: A Close Look at two Cases of Land Forfeiture, Restoration, Legal Loopholes and Judicial Policy in the Post- Restoration Period

Coleman A. Dennehy (Dundalk) – Examining the low execution rate at the Irish assizes – some tentative explanations. *View slides from Coleman’s presentation here.

Bríd McGrath (TCD) – Local democracy in early modern Limerick

Steven Ellis (Galway) – The earls of Kildare and the development of the English Pale, 1460-1534

Ben Hazard (UCD) – The Last MacWilliam Bourke

Tomás L. Ó Murchú (UCC) – An Elegy for Captain Daniel O’Keeffe of Duhallow, Co Cork (†1669)

Jason McElligott (Marsh’s Library) – Making Sense of the World by Binding Together Ephemeral Pamphlets

Lindsay Ann Reid and Justin Tonra (Galway) – The Werburgh Street Theatre and Digital Scholarly Editing in the Contemporary Classroom

Andrew Levie (Galway) – Reimagining Ireland’s Landscape for the English or The Echoing of Áine

Brendan Kane (UCONN) – Tréatúireacht is dílseacht i smaointeoireacht pholaitiúil Ghaelach sa Nua-Aois Luath

Emmet de Barra (TCD) – Cumaim croinic do Chloinn Néill: Dán d’Aodh Mór Ó Néill le Dubhthach Óg Ó Duibhgeannáin, 1598.

Ciara Ní Mhurchú (TCD) – ‘Buaine ioná a aois iomrádh Taidhg’ Clú agus cáil Chú Chulainn i ndán an 17ú céad

2022 Tudor and Stuart Ireland Interdisciplinary Conference Podcasts

List of podcasts from the 2022 Tudor and Stuart Ireland Conference


Tadhg Ó hAnnracháin (University College Dublin) – Mobility and the evolution of confessional identity in Early Modern Ireland

Evan Bourke (Maynooth) – Visualising the early modern Dictionary of Irish Biography

Tom Herron (East Carolina) – Castle to Classrooms: teaching Kilcolman Castle in Virtual Reality

Neil Johnston (National Archives) – The Virtual Record Treasury of Ireland: A critical consideration

Emma Lyons (UCD) – ‘Why mourne you so, you that be widdowes?’ Widows’ inheritance in seventeenth-century Ireland

Coleman Dennehy (UCD) – Gaols and gaol-breaking in early modern Ireland

Bríd McGrath (TCD) – The Compilation of the Journals of the Irish House of Commons, 1613-15

Michael Keane – The Earls of Castlehaven

David Heffernan (UCC) – The Great Miser: Richard Boyle, first earl of Cork, and the Grand Tour of Lewis and Roger Boyle

Therese Hicks – An Illustration of Dublin Networking in the 1620s & ’30s: Robert Kennedy

Stuart Kinsella (Christ Church Cathedral) – Who inspired the woodcuts of Derricke’s 1581 Image of Irelande?

Naomi McAreavey (University College Dublin) – Hunger Trauma and the 1641 Depositions

Simon Egan (Trinity College Dublin) – Revisiting the Royal Pretenders: Simnel, Warbeck, and the wider Gaelic World

John Young (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow) – An army in distress. The Covenanting army in Ireland and the wars for the three kingdoms

Brian MacCuarta (University of Oxford) – From Irish Protestant to Jesuit novice: Francis Slingsby and Rome, 1633-42

John Kelly – The final journey of the effigy of Robert Hartpool, Constable of Carlow Castle

Tim Heanue (Kylemore Abbey & Gardens) – The nuns of Kylemore Abbey and their connection to James II

Caoimhe Whelan (Trinity College Dublin) – Tudor Antiquarianism: History and Fiction

John Marshall (Trinity College Dublin) – The thirteenth century Marshal Partition as early modern propaganda

Charlie Taverner (Trinity College Dublin) – Dining at Dublin Castle: food and power in a sixteenth century lord deputy’s household accounts

Raymond Hylton (Virginia Union University) – “The Most Horrid Crime Committed Since the Death of the Prince of Glory”: Trauma, Treason, Monarchist Persistence, and Accounting for the Failure of Ormondite and Pre-Ormondite Settlements of French Protestants in Ireland.

Benjamin Hazard (University College Dublin) – A dedicatory epistle addressed to Bernard O’Conor Phaly, 1761

Steven Ellis (University of Galway) – Creating the south Dublin military frontier under the early Tudors

Sean Cunningham (The National Archives, UK) – Understanding, Co-operation and Control? Richard Edgcombe and Henry VII’s plans to rule in Ireland during the first years of Tudor kingship

Paul Duffy (University of Leicester) – Digging the Dissolution

Alan Ford (University of Nottingham) – A Fragment Fallen from Ancient Time’. St. Patrick’s Purgatory and Confessional History

Annie Khabeza (University College Dublin) – ‘”[He] hath strayed from the truthe all the heavens wyde”: Kinds of authority in Edmund Spenser’s View on the Present State of Ireland and Richard Stanihurst’s Plain and Perfect Description Of Ireland’.

John McCafferty (University College Dublin) – ‘”Sparkles of divine light”: talking to God in early modern Ireland

Patrick Little (History of Parliament Trust) – Conning the Cromwellians: the secret devotional life of the 2nd earl of Cork in 1650s Ireland

Lucia Pereira Pardo & Louise O’Connor (The National Archives, UK & National Library Ireland) – Understanding colour in Tudor and Stuart Ireland. Analysis of the colourants used in 16th-17th century Irish maps and heraldic manuscripts

Jason McElligott (Marsh’s Library) – Books for old soldiers: Creating a library at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, 1712-14

2018 Tudor and Stuart Ireland Interdisciplinary Conference Podcasts

List of podcasts from the 2018 Tudor and Stuart Ireland Conference


Dr Deana Rankin (Royal Holloway, University of London) – Borderlines: Gender, genre and geography in seventeenth-century Ireland

Dr David Edwards (University College Cork) The other history of the Tudor conquest: Martial law in sixteenth-century Ireland

Special Panel Session

Léamh: Learn Early Modern Irish – a digital guide to reading and paleography, c. 1200-1650 with Dr Brendan Kane (University of Connecticut) and Deirdre Nic Chárthaigh (Trinity College, Dublin).


Dr Simon Egan (University College, Cork) – An Unwelcome Inheritance: The House of York, the Wider Gaelic World, and the Tudor Succession

Dr Darren McGettigan – An Anonymous Sermon made in opposition to King Henry VIII’s Reformation recorded in Donegal in 1539 – Can the Franciscan Friar who gave it be identified?

Dr Hannah Coates (University of Leeds) – Beyond “Faction”: Sir Francis Walsingham’s Irish Patronage, c. 1574-90

Bethany Marsh (University of Nottingham) – ‘Irish’ refugees and the nature of migration: an examination of refugee migration after the 1641 Irish rebellion

Dr Naomi McAreavey (University College, Dublin) – Portadown, 1641: Memory and the 1641 Depositions

Dr Patrick Little (History of Parliament, London) – Ormond and the Invaders: new light on the surrender of Dublin to the English Parliament in 1647

Emma Allen (National University of Ireland, Galway) – “Without your majestes greate mercyfulnes and favor”: Rhetorical Patterns in Statements of Request within Anglophone Women’s Petitions in Tudor Ireland

Dr James O’Neill – The women of Tyrone’s Rebellion, 1593-1603: a new narrative

Dr Brian Mac Cuarta (Archivum Romanum Societatis Iesu, Rome) – Tithes and denominational change in the 1590s: a Wexford woman’s dispensation.

Archie Cornish (Wadham College, University of Oxford) – In neighbourhood of kingdom’: personifying Ireland and her rivers in sixteenth century England.

Professor Lee Morrissey (Clemson University) – Lycidas: A Stuart reading of Ireland (through Spenser’s Tudor reading of Ireland).

Dr Ramona Wray (Queen’s University, Belfast) and Professor John McCafferty (University College, Dublin) – The Lost Years: Elizabeth Cary in Ireland, 1622-1625

Dr David Heffernan (Queen’s University, Belfast) – The Goldsmiths Company of London and the Plantation of Londonderry under James I

Lorna Moloney (National University of Ireland, Galway) – Donough O’Brien, ‘The Great Earl’: Transforming Thomond, ‘the fate of peoples is made like this’.

Dr Helen Sonner – David Beers Quinn, Public Historian: Insights from the Quinn Papers in the Library of Congress

Dr Neil Johnston (The National Archives of the United Kingdom) – Capt. Crispin, the Navy Board and the construction of Charles Fort at Kinsale, 1677-81.

Professor Raymond Pierre Hylton (Virginia Union University) – Not “By Halves”: The Calling and Politics of the French Church Ministries in Dublin, 1662-1693.

Harrison Perkins (Queen’s University, Belfast) – An Irish Mark on an English Gathering: James Ussher and the Westminster Assembly.

Alma O’Donnell (University College, Cork) – A seventeenth-century public exorcism by the Discalced Carmelite, Fr Paul Stephen Browne.

Richard Maher – A Duel between Jacobites.

Feliks Levin (Higher School of Economics in Saint-Petersburg) – Geoffrey Keating’s Foras Feasa ar Éirinn and the discourse of commonwealth.

Dr Coleman A. Dennehy (University College, Dublin) and Dr Frances Nolan (Maynooth University) – The location, space, and impact of parliament in early modern Ireland.

Dr Ian Campbell (Queen’s University, Belfast) – Liberalism and Irish Political Thought in the Seventeenth Century.

2017 Tudor and Stuart Ireland Interdisciplinary Conference Podcasts

List of podcasts from the 2017 Tudor and Stuart Ireland Conference


Professor Chris Maginn (Fordham) – Communicating Tudor Rule in Ireland

Professor Patricia Palmer (Maynooth) – Irish Country-House Poetry in the early modern period: a neglected genre?

Special Panel Session: Visualising Early Modern Ireland:

Assoc. Prof. Tom Herron (East Carolina) – Kilcolman Castle and the Centering Spenser website: new developments

Damian Shiels – The Irish Battlefields Project


Dr John Cunningham (QUB) – An after game at Irish: Clement Walker and the Conquest of Ireland in 1649

Dr Jason McElligott (Marsh’s Library) – William Hone and the Rye House Plot of 1683

Matthew McGinty (NUI Galway) – ‘You know the nature of the Irish, how easily they are divided’: Tanistry, primogeniture and divided clans

Lorna Moloney (NUI Galway) – Securing Thomond – The Impact of Surrender and Regrant on Gaelic Lordship 1536-1569

Alan Kelly (TCD) – The ‘Tudor Columba’ of Manus O’Donnell, c.1532

Dr David Heffernan (QUB) – The development of the Ulster Plantation in early Stuart Donegal, c. 1609-41

Dr Gerard Farrell (TCD) – The distribution of land between native Irish and servitors in the Ulster plantation

Patrick Hayes (TCD) – Hazards to Marine Activity: Extreme Weather and Piracy in Irish and Adjacent Waters, 1535-1660

Deirdre Fennell (NUI Galway) – The desperate, the doubtful and the sperate’: John Symcott and attempts at Irish Exchequer reform, 1570-1575

Dr Gerald Power (Metropolitan University, Prague) – Aliens in Sixteenth-Century Ireland

Dr Dianne Hall (Victoria) – Women and sieges in 17th century Ireland

Dr Naomi McAreavey (UCD) – ‘The noblest person, The wisest female, and the best of wives that Ever lived’: The Duchess of Ormonde and her Letters

Dr Eugene Coyle (Oxford) – Sir William Aston and the Witch of Youghal

Therese Hicks – The Kennedys of Mount Kennedy

Stuart Keogh – Slow Rise, Sudden Fall: The chequered career of James Malone, King’s Printer to James II

Dr Fiona Pogson (Liverpool Hope) – Elizabeth Wentworth, countess of Strafford, and her role in the vice-regal household

Evan Bourke (NUI Galway) – “What I know of Buttler’s Story … is this”: Lady Ranelagh’s Transmutation History

Dr Karen Holland (Providence) – Finding Her Voice: Joan Fitzgerald’s Petition Letters to William Cecil

Prof Steven Ellis (NUI Galway) – Defending the English Pale: the Viceroyalty of Richard Nugent, 3rd Baron of Delvin

Dr John Cronin (IAPH) – Dónal Cam O’Sullivan Beare and the first battle of Aughrim, 1603

Diarmuid Wheeler (NUI Galway) – Warham St. Leger, Francis Rush and the Nine Years’ War in the Queen’s County

Dr Keith Smith (Discovery Programme) – Lost But Not Forgotten: Altar Plate in the Inventories of Kilconnell Franciscan Friary

Dr Yvonne McDermott (GMIT) – The fate of Moyne friary: History and architecture in the early modern period

Dr Benjamin Hazard (UCD) – Irish Franciscans of the Santiago Province in Spain

Prof Raymond Pierre Hylton (Virginia) – Women and Family in Ireland’s Huguenot Refuge: Paradigms and Comparisons

Kieran Hoare (NUI Galway) – UCG, GAHS and Early Modern Ireland

Dr Philip Walsh (UCD) – The expulsion and re-establishment of Catholic merchants in Galway town during the Interregnum and Restoration

Ultan Lally (NUI Galway) – Seventeenth century Dominican Connacht: the medieval heritage of the Order of Preachers and the Counter-Reformation in the west

2016 Tudor and Stuart Ireland Interdisciplinary Conference Podcasts

List of podcasts from the 2016 Tudor and Stuart Ireland Conference


Professor Mary O’Dowd (Queen’s University Belfast) – Age as a category of analysis: an agenda for early modern Ireland?

Professor Andrew Hadfield (Sussex) – Edmund Spencer the Less among the Jacobites

Special Panel Session: Shakespeare and Ireland
Dr Naomi McAreavey (UCD) – Shakespeare on the seventeenth-century Irish stage.
Emer McHugh (NUIG) – Performing Shakespeare in Ireland in 2016: Othello at the Abbey.

Panel in honour of Professor Steven Ellis
Kieran Hoare (NUIG) – From O’Sasnane to Sexton: the making of an early modern urban patriciate family.
Gerald Power (Metropolitan University, Prague) – ‘An English gentleman and his community: Sir William Brabazon and the formation of the “New English”’.


Prof. Steven Ellis (NUIG) – Reforming sacred space: the Collegiate church of St Nicholas, Galway and the Reformation

Dr Yvonne McDermott (GMIT) – Galway Augustinian friary: from foundation to demolition

Prof. Colm Lennon (MU) – Corporate clergy and lay society: collegiate churches in early modern Ireland

Alan Kelly (TCD) – ‘For the herbes dyd never growe’: The State of Ireland (1515), political discourse and literary conceit

Bobby O’Brien (NUIG) – The presence and impact of Bishop John Bale in the Diocese of Ossory

Dr Bríd McGrath (TCD) – Unmasking E.S., the author of A Survey of the Present Estate of Ireland Anno 1615

John Kelly – The exactions of a ‘minor demon’ or the ‘service of a faithful countryman’? Collection of cess, pardons and fines by Robert Hartpole, Constable of Carlow, between 1569 and 1571.

Dr David Heffernan (UCC) – The “composition for cess” controversy and the position of the Old English in mid Elizabethan Ireland, c.1575-84

Dimitra Koutla (Aristotle) – “It lacketh only inhabitants, manurance, and pollicie”: agrarian capitalism and social control in Sir Thomas Smith’s “A Letter sent by IB gentleman”

Kelly Duquette (Boston) – Shakespeare’s “uncivil kerns:” Irish contagion and the emerging British nation-state

Alix Chartrand (Cambridge) – Tories and thugs: the impact of seventeenth-century struggles against Irish banditry on India

Deirdre Fennell (NUIG) – Family, favour, faction: female presence in the life of Lord Deputy Sir William Fitzwilliam

Ann-Maria Walsh (UCD) – Countess Alice Barrymore, motherhood, shopping, and the commodification of English civility

Dr Felicity Maxwell (NUIG) – Dorothy Moore’s Irish connections: Protestant networking and social critique in the 1640s

Dr Brian MacCuarta (ARSI) – The Impact of the Nine Years War on the continental Irish: Henry Piers in Rome and Spain

Prof. John McCafferty (UCD) – Recycling an island’s past for a Global Catholicism: Irish Franciscans in the seventeenth century

Prof. Raymond Hylton (Virginia Union) – Religio-political ferment in, and interconnections between the Dublin and Portarlington Huguenot communities, 1692-1720: a study in causal determinism?

Evan Bourke (NUIG) – ‘The incomparable Lady Ranelagh’: Katherine Jones’s reputation within Samuel Hartlib’s correspondence network

Prof. Willy Maley (Glasgow) – Double Dutch: The Boate brothers and Ireland

Dr Marc Caball (UCD) – Crossing borders in late Stuart Ireland: the emergence of a middle ground

David Roy (UCC) – Creating borders in Colin Clouts Come Home Againe

Raina Howe (NUIG) – Tudor Wasteland or Gaelic Fásach? Historical perspectives of an early modern Irish environment

Lorna Moloney (NUIG) – From Gaelic lordship to English shire: The MacNamaras of Clare

Rebecca Hasler (St Andrews) – ‘Neither to forbeare Irish nor English’: Barnaby Rich’s Anglo-Irish pamphleteering

Dr Helen Sonner – The Ulster pamphlets of James VI/I reconsidered

Prof. Caroline Newcombe (Southwestern) – How early Irish marital property law influenced the end of Brehon Law

Diarmuid Wheeler (NUIG) – “When the blast of war blows in our ears”: Military men in Leix and Offaly, c.1547-1580

Matthew McGinty (NUIG) – The rise and fall of Sir Conyers Clifford

Prof. Yoko Odawara (Chukyo University) – Sir Philip Sidney, Leicester circle and Ireland

Dr Coleman Dennehy (UCD / UCL) – Lawyers in parliament: examining legal counsel on Irish cases at the Westminster Parliament.

Dr Eoin Kinsella (IAPH) – Irish Catholic lobbying in London in the 1690s

Dr John Bergin (QUB) – The career of Dennis Molony (1650-1726), an Irish Catholic lawyer and agent in London

Dr Jason McElligott (Marsh’s Library) – Early modern female book owners: the evidence from Ireland’s first public library

Dr John Cunningham (QUB) – The apothecary in early modern Ireland

List of podcasts from the 2015 Tudor and Stuart Ireland Conference


Professor Alexandra Walsham (Cambridge) – The Pope’s merchandise and the Jesuits’ trumpery: Catholic relics and Protestant polemic in early modern Britain.

Video of Professor Alexandra Walsham’s plenary.

Professor Marie-Louise Coolahan (NUI Galway) – Reportage, rhyme, and religion:
How to drum up a reputation in early modern Ireland.

Video of Professor Marie-Louise Coolahan’s plenary.

Public Engagement Panel Session
Dr Brendan Kane (University of Connecticut), Dr Jason McElligott (Marsh’s Library) and Mike Liffey (History Hub / Real Smart Media).


Prof. John McCafferty (UCD) – A habit of return: Irish Franciscans friaries 1539-1650.

Dr Tadhg Ó hAnnracháin (UCD) – The biography of Bishop Francis Kirwan: Pii antistitis icon sive de vita et morte D. Francisci Kirovani Rmi. Alladensis Episcopi.

Dr Brendan Scott (Ind.) – Thomas Jones, Elizabethan bishop of Meath.

Dr John Jeremiah Cronin (Ind.) – Intrigue in the exiled Carolean Court: the case of George Radcliff.

Richard Maher (DIT) – The viper in the bosom: the case of James Murray and his undermining of Charles Wogan in the Jacobite court in Rome, June 1719.

Dr David Heffernan (UCC) – Planting Elizabethan Ulster: the Earl of Essex’s ‘Enterprise’ of Ulster 1573-1575.

Edward Cavanagh (Ottawa/Cambridge) – Corporations, property rights, and the imperial constitution: a comparative reflection on the Honourable Irish Society in law and history.

Prof. Tomas O’Connor (MU) – Heresy, conversion and reconversion in the sixteenth-century Irish diaspora.

Dr Pádraig Lenihan (NUIG) – The Wild Geese 1690-97: fact or fantasy?

Prof. Marian Lyons (MU) – James II and Mary of Modena’s provision for Irish Jacobites in France, c.1692-1718.

Éilis Noonan (St Andrews) – Women and violence in the 1641 Rising.

Dr Jason McElligott (Marsh’s Library) – Bram Stoker and the undead history of Williamite Ireland.

Paul Murray (Ind.) – Puritanism and the formation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

Diarmuid Wheeler (NUIG) – Tudor policy in the midland territories of Laois and Offaly, c.1530-1603.

Jennifer Wells (Brown) – ‘The Irish Modell’: Building empire in seventeenth-century Jamaica.

Prof. Raymond Pierre Hylton (Virginia Union) & Dr Marie Léoutre (Marsh’s Library). The mercantile element in Dublin’s Huguenot refuge and its catalytic effect, 1650-1750.

Dr Marc Caball (UCD) – A tale of two seventeenth-century libraries: the books and world views of a Limerick patrician and a Cork landowner.

Liam Maloney (UCD) – The Earl of Orrery and the defense of the Protestant interest in the settlement of Ireland.

Brian Coleman (TCD) – The gentry of Tudor Ireland.

Dr Karen Holland (Providence College) – Insuring Irish patrimonies: Catherine Power and Joan Fitzgerald in their sons’ non-age.

Philip Walsh (UCD) – ‘…the tyrannical usage and uncharitable proceedings’ of Martin Blake Fitz Andrew (c.1620-1691): the career of an internal transplanter from Galway town to County Galway and the establishment of the Ballyglunin estate.

Lenore Fischer (Ind.) – Finn MacCool among the Old English.

Carla Lessing (NUIG) – ‘Wild Irish’ and ‘Miserable Finns’: sixteenth- and seventeenth-century perceptions of the inhabitants of Ireland and Finland in comparison.

2014 Tudor and Stuart Ireland Conference Podcasts

List of podcasts from the 2014 Tudor and Stuart Ireland Conference


Professor Alan Ford (Nottingham) – ‘Love God and hate the Pope’: (un)changing Protestant attitudes towards Catholicism 1600-2000.

Professor John McCafferty (UCD) – A single witness: Ireland and Europe through the eyes of a small man with a big nose.


Simon Egan (University College Cork) – The MacSweny lordship of Fanad in the later fifteenth century.

Janet McGrory (University of Ulster) – Sir Arthur Chichester; an Elizabethan planter in a Stuart kingdom.

Dearbháile McCloskey Hutchinson (University of Ulster) – Tristram Beresford and the plantation of Ulster.

Jessica Cunningham (NUI Maynooth) – ‘the fashion and price I will wait upon your lordship for direction’: the acquisition of domestic silver in early-seventeenth century Ireland.

Prof. Colm Lennon (Professor Emeritus, NUI Maynooth) – Protestant-Catholic relations in seventeenth century Ireland: a case study of St Audoen’s parish, Dublin.

Dr James O’Neill – Speedy swords? Violence and restraint during the Nine Years War, 1593-1603.

Prof. Raymond Pierre Hylton (Virginia Union University) and Dr Marie Leoutre (National Library of Ireland) – Exile to integration: Dublin as a paradigm for the Huguenots experience in Ireland.

Frances Nolan University College Dublin – The ‘Jacobite woman’: female ‘outlaws’ after the Williamite-Jacobite war.

Prof. Raymond Gillespie (NUI, Maynooth) – For the honour of the city: The town hall in early modern Ireland.

Anthony Hughes (NUI, Maynooth) – The Stuart post office in Ireland: not just for delivering letters.

Dr John Cunningham (Trinity College Dublin / University of Exeter) – The medical world of early modern Ireland.

J. Stuart Keogh (University of Dundee) – French silver, Jacobite pen? Propaganda from Dublin, 1689-90.

Joe Lines (Queen’s University Belfast) – Irish nationality in the criminal biography, 1660-1700

Damian Duffy (NUI, Maynooth) – ‘ …a lady of suche port, that all estates of the realme crouched unto her’: Margaret Fitzgerald, countess of Ormond.

Dr Tadhg Ó hAnnracháin (University College Dublin) – Early modern Catholicism in the northern Netherlands, England and Ireland: some points of comparison and contrast.

Dr Áine Hensey –  ‘…compelled to subsist on herbs and water’: The prisoner priests of Bofin and Inis Mór, 1657-62.

Mr Martin Foerster (University of Hamburg) – So poor but yet so rich: Jesuit finances in Restoration Ireland.

James Sheridan (Trinity College Dublin) – An elusive settlement: the negotiations of Lord Deputy Sir Henry Sidney and Turlough Luineach O’Neill, 1575-1579.

Dr Karen Holland  (Providence College) – Insuring the quiet of the country: Elizabeth I and Joan Fitzgerald, Countess of Desmond.

Declan Mills (University of Limerick) – Elizabethan Ireland: the graveyard of ambition or land of political opportunity.

Dr John Jeremiah Cronin – The Irish Battlefields Project’s survey of the battle sites of the Confederate Wars: an illustrative analysis of four battlefields.

Dr Ciska Neyts (Hertford College, Oxford University) – Continental influences on confederate warfare (1641-9)

Jennifer Wells (Brown University/Institute of Historical Research) – ‘Spanish wine bee better than French’: Continental Realpolitik and its imperial resonance, 1649-92.

Dr David Heffernan (University College Cork) – Political discourse in early sixteenth century Ireland, c. 1515-1558: A re-evaluation.

Dr Mark Hutchinson (University of Göttingen) – Inverting Resistance Theory and the state in Elizabethan Ireland.

Jeffrey Cox (University College Dublin) – If you build it, will they come? Parish churches, the state and religious change,c. 1560-1630: a case study of County Kildare.

2012 Tudor and Stuart Ireland Conference Podcasts

List of podcasts from the 2012 Tudor and Stuart Ireland Conference


Professor John Patrick Montaño (University of Delaware) – Humiliation, destruction and death: Violence and cultural difference in Tudor and Stuart Ireland.


Dr Marie Louise Coolahan (NUIG). Biographical sources for the study of early modern Irish women.

Jess Velona (Adj. Prof., Columbia Law School). Sir Audley Mervyns speech demanding reforms in the Court of Claims – A reinterpretation through the lens of legal history

Mairtín Dalton. Leix and Offaly – The proving ground of plantation.

Dr John Bergin. Adam Colclough – Lawyer, landowner, officeholder, investor, Catholic agent and Jacobite plotter.

Dr Neil Johnston. From the ‘Humble Desires’ to the Act of Settlement – Restoration politics, 1660-1662.

Frances Nolan (UCD). ‘[T]he worst I wish the law is that his eye may be opened by experience – by experience’, A consideration of female claimants at Chichester House, 1700 to 1703.

Dr Veronica Hendrick. Testimony of an Irish slave girl: Indentured servants and the influence of Cromwell.

Dr Sparky Booker. Sumptuary law in Tudor Ireland in its European context.

David Heffernan. The emergence of the public sphere in Elizabethan Ireland.

Dr Benjamin Hazard. Combat medics and military medicine: Irish experience.

Dr Mark Hutchinson. Governing in a state of grace. Reformed theology and statist thought.

Dr Marie Leoutre (UCD). The Huguenots and the Williamite Government.

Andrew Robinson. Sir John Clotworthy and the destruction of Peter Paul Rubens Crucifixion.

Dr Julie Eckerle. Re-contextualizing Englishwomens life writing.

Bronagh McShane. Representations of violence against women in 1641 rebellion literature.

Dr Eoin Kinsella (UCD). The ‘dastard gentry’ of Ireland: Aspects of Irish Jacobitism during the 1690s.

Simon Egan. The politics of the wider Gaelic world and the collapse of the MacDonald Lordship of the Isles, c.1460 to 1500.

Dr Marc Caball (UCD). Cultural mixing in early modern Ireland.

Dr Matthew Potter. James Is forty chartered towns of 1613.

Paul Rondelez. Native iron mining and smelting in Ireland, c.1560 to c.1640.

Francis Kelly (UCC). Brian O Rourke and the Spanish Armada.

Dr John Cunningham (TCD/Freiburg). Divided conquerors – martial law and the politics of conquest in Ireland, 1649 to 1653.

Dr Jill Connaughton. The art of a ‘Good Death’.

James O Neill (QUB). Half-moons and villainous work – Gaelic fortifications and the Nine Years War.

John O Halloran (UCD). ‘By their fruits shall ye know them’ – A re-appraisal of the Marian bishops who conformed to the Elizabethan church settlement.

Dr John Cronin. Violence and duelling between exiled courtiers – the case of the Caroline Court in exile, c.1649 to c.1660.

2011 Tudor and Stuart Ireland Conference Podcasts

List of podcasts from the 2011 Tudor and Stuart Ireland Conference


Professor Marian Lyons (NUI Maynooth). The Variegated Irishness of the Irish in seventeenth-century Europe.


Professor Steven Ellis (NUIG). Economic upswing in early Tudor Meath – civility and prosperity.

Professor James McGuire. The composition and representative character of the 1689 parliament.

Dr Gerald Power. Under mighty subjects – the lesser nobility of the English Pale, 1534 to 1566.

Eoin Kinsella (UCD). Colonel John Browne – Jacobite lawyer, soldier and entrepreneur.

Neil Johnston. The Restoration Land Settlement in microcosm – the Southwells of Kinsale and the Court of Claims.

Dr Tadhg O hAnnracháin (UCD). Violating and restoring the identity of the dead – Politics and dead bodies in the Aphorismical Discovery of Treasonable Faction.

Dr Patrick Walsh (TCD). Was St Patrick a Presbyterian. History, tradition and identity in Andrew Stewarts A Short Account of the Church of Christ in Ireland.

Joe Nunan (UCC). An archaeology of the Munster Plantation 1580 to 1641 (Podcast correction – The first slitting mill constructed and working in the English Midlands (not England) c.1623.

Dr Aoife Duignan – Clanricarde and the Royalist Cause in Connacht.

Dr Mairin Ni Cheallaigh. Divers good plottes devised – urban gardens in seventeenth-century Ireland.

Dr John Bergin. The legislative work of James II’s Irish parliament of 1689.

Hilary Bishop (University of Liverpool). Mass Rocks – Penal Law necessity or Reformation possibility.

Dr David Coleman (Nottingham Trent University). From Tudor to Stuart – Sir John Davies and Ulster.

Dr John Cronin. The Marchioness of Ormonds Return from Exile and the Butler Patrimony.

Dr John Cunningham (TCD/Freiburg) Bohemia and Ireland in the seventeenth century – Comparable histories.

Evelien Schillern (UCD). The European Context of the Williamite War in Ireland, 1689 to 1691.

Andrew Robinson (UU). New English Identity, providence, and the 1641 rising.

Ruth Canning (UCC). An Old English Pale merchant and Elizabeths Great Irish Rebellion.

Dr Linda Doran (UCD). New Ross corporation books – the picture of a small town.

Dr Declan Downey (UCD). The Sov’reign of our liking – lineage, legitimacy and liege-men – The Irish Catholic nobilities and the Spanish Habsburg Monarchy circa 1529 to 1651.

Conall MacAongusa. Thomond in a European context – the Ui Bhriain Dynasty, 1450 to 1580.

David Heffernan (UCC). The campaign for the Reduction of Leinster in post-Kildare rebellion Ireland.

Dr Emma Lyons (UCD). Letters patent and the court of claims. The experience of Lattins, 1640s to 1660.

Ainé Hensey. An Illegal Profession – the formation of a corporate identity for Roman Catholic priests in south-east Ireland between 1560 and 1641.

Stephen Kelly (UCD). This Shining Circle – Castle and playhouse in Restoration Dublin.

James O’Neill (QUB). Trailing pikes and turning kern – military acculturation in the Nine Years War.

Kieran Hoare (NUIG). The development of a merchant oligarchy in the town of Galway, 1485 to 1534.

Teresa Shoosmith (NUIG). Stone, mud and straw – landscape, people and material culture in east Clare, 1670 to 1750.

Gertie Keane. Great Stone Houses. Kilkenny and its early modern townhouses, 1550 to 1650.

For more information on the conference go to tudorstuartireland.com

Image: Detail from ‘Sir Henry Sidney, Lord-Deputy, accompanied by an armed force, sets out from Dublin Castle for a progress through Ireland’. A plate originally from The Image of Irelande, by John Derrick, published in 1581. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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