Dr. Catherine Swift

Postdoctoral researcher

Project: To produce a detailed survey of the medieval and Early Modern literature of Connacht, as viewed through the lens of associations in the literature with the province's real and imaginary physical landscape and to prepare a diplomatic edition of the first in the series of the ‘Great Books of Connacht', the Book of Ui Maine.


Swift, C. 2002, 'Ogam stones in Sligo and their context', in M.A. Timoney (ed.), A celebration of Sligo (Carrick-on-Shannon 2002), pp. 127-40.

Swift, C. 2003, ‘Grave-slabs of Clonmacnoise and the people they commemorate', in H. King (ed.) Clonmacnoise Studies II, pp. 105-123.

Swift, C. 2003, ‘The gods of Newgrange in Irish literature and Romano-Celtic tradition', Stones and Bones. Formal disposal of the dead in Atlantic Europe during the Mesolithic- Neolithic interface 6000-3000 BC. Archaeological Conference in Honour of the Late Professor Michael J. O'Kelly. Proceedings of the Stones and Bones Conference in Sligo, Ireland, May 1-5, 2002. BAR International Series 1201, ed. G.Burenhult & S. Westergaard, Oxford, pp 53-63.

Swift, C. 2004, ‘Patrick, Skerries and the earliest evidence for local church organization in Ireland' in A. Mac Shamráin (ed.) The island of St Patrick: church and ruling dynasties in Fingal and Meath 400-1148, Dublin, pp. 55-71.

Swift, C. 2001, ‘Royal fleets in Viking Ireland: the evidence of Lebor na Cert', in J. Hines, A. Lane & M. Redknap (eds.) Land, Sea and Home: Proceedings of an international conference on Viking settlement, Cardiff 2001 Maney, pp. 189-206.