Professor Elizabeth Fitzpatrick

Ph.D.

Contact Details

Personal Professor
Archaeology
Room 212
Arts/Science Building
NUI Galway
T: Ext. 2670
E: elizabeth.fitzpatrick@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher
 

Biography


Elizabeth FitzPatrick is a personal professor of historical archaeology in the School of Geography, Archaeology and Irish Studies, NUI Galway, a member of the International Advisory Board for Medieval Archaeology London, and a fellow of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland. Her research area is Gaelic peoples in the lordships of Ireland, investigating their cultural practices and expressions of identity in the landscapes and settlements of their territories. She has a particular interest in complex thinking between disciplines and making the results of her research available to the public through different media. She is curator of Keepers of the Gael: Culture and Society in Gaelic Ireland c.1200-1600 at Galway City Museum (2019 -). 

She has published nine books and over 50 papers. Book publications include Gaelic Ireland: land, lordship and settlement (2001 FCP), Royal inauguration in Gaelic Ireland 1100–1600: a cultural landscape study (2004, Boydell), and Becoming and belonging in Ireland: essays in identity and cultural practice (2018 CUP). She is a contributor to the Routledge major works in medieval archaeology (2017). Her current writing project is Keepers of a mindful past: Gaelic learned people in the lordships of Ireland 1300-1600, which is the result of over a decade of field-based research on the settlement archaeology and history of the estates and built heritage of the learned classes who served the courts of Gaelic chiefs and English lords. 

She has been a Royal Society of Edinburgh European Visiting Research Fellow (duration 2 months 2018-19), a Fulbright Visiting Scholar in the Humanities (duration 4 months  2012), and a Government of Ireland Irish Research Council Fellow in the Humanities and Social Sciences (2006). 

She teaches at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and has successfully supervised twelve PhD students, nine of whom were IRC scholarship awardees. She currently supervises two funded PhD students.


She has contributed to the development of Irish archaeology, and its discourse with other disciplines, through her work for the Discovery Programme 2015-20, as archaeological editor of Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy (Section C) 2007-15, as a member of the Archaeology Committee of The Heritage Council, 2006-10, and member of Research Needs in Irish Archaeology Consultative Forum, which led to the establishment of the  Irish National Research Strategy for Archaeology in 2007. 

Research Interests

My research area is Gaelic peoples in the lordships of Ireland, investigating their cultural practices and expressions of identity in the landscapes and settlements of their territories.  Research topics include estates, schools and residences of learned families who served Gaelic chiefs in the arts; contested borderlands and topographies of power in Gaelic lordships; and Gaelic assembly places including inauguration sites. Key book publications include (2001) Gaelic Ireland 1250–1650: land, lordship and settlement; Royal inauguration in Gaelic Ireland 1100–1600: a cultural landscape study; and Becoming and belonging in Ireland, 1200-1600: essays in identity and culture practice

Key peer-reviewed papers on Gaelic peoples include:
2019 Rethinking settlement values in Gaelic society: the case of the cathedral centres. Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 119C, 1-34.
2017 The exilic burial place of a Gaelic Irish community at San Pietro in Montorio, Rome. Papers of the British School at Rome 85, 205-239. Cambridge.  
2017 Finn’s seat: topographies of power and royal marchlands of Gaelic polities in medieval Ireland. Landscape History 38:2, 29-62 (Routledge).
2016 The last kings of Ireland: material expressions of Gaelic lordship c. 1300-1400 A.D. In K. Buchanan and L.H.S. Dean with Michael Penman (eds), Medieval and early modern representations of authority in Scotland and the British Isles, 197-213. Routledge, London and New York.
2015 Ollamh, biatach, comharba: lifeways of Gaelic learned families in medieval and early modern Ireland. Proceedings of the xivth international Celtic congress, Maynooth, 165-89. Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies.
2015 Assembly places and elite collective identities in medieval Ireland. Journal of the North Atlantic 8, 52-68. This was republished in the Routledge major works in medieval archaeology (2017).
2009 Native enclosed settlement and the problem of the Irish ‘ring-fort’. Medieval Archaeology 53, 271-307. 

I am concerned to communicate the processes and results of research to the public through different media. In that respect, I have recently curated the exhibition − Keepers of the Gael: Culture and Society in Gaelic Ireland c.1200-1600 − at Galway City Museum which will be in place until 2024. 

PROJECTS PUBLICATION STAGE
Gaelic Learned People in the Lordships of Ireland c. 1300-1600
Goal: This project investigates the spatial politics, settlements and material culture of Gaelic clerical and lay learned persons who served the courts of Gaelic chiefs and English lords in the hereditary arts, c. 1300-1600. Where did they live and conduct their schools and what does the territorial geography and landscape of their farmed estates tell us about their roles? The findings are drawn from a wide range of field-based surveys conducted throughout Ireland on the former estates of learned historians, lawyers, poets and physicians and includes the results of an archaeological excavation undertaken at the late medieval Burren law school settlement of the O’Davoren brehon lawyers, Co. Clare. Several papers have been published and reports written for this project. A monograph on the overall results of the project is in the final stages of preparation.
Funding: Milltown Heritage Group 2018-19; RIA Archaeological Research Grant 2017-18, 2005-6; RIA Excavation Grant 2009-10, 2007-8, 2006-7; Fulbright 2012; IRCHSS Thematic Grant 2008-9; IRCHSS Fellowship 2006-7. Clan Daly and Clan Egan 2014; Ballyorley Law School Committee, Co. Wexford 2012.


CURRENT PROJECTS

Finn’s Seat: Contested Borderlands and Topographies of Power in Medieval Gaelic Ireland
This project investigates the aetiology, archaeology and topography of contested borderlands between Gaelic lordships in late medieval Ireland. How were particular borderlands formed, why did they become contested and how is their status as extra-social space expressed?  
Goal: Archaeology, place-names and Gaelic legend, especially the fenian cycle of tales, are worked together to uncover these hidden dynamic spaces and their people.


Research Projects

  Project Start Date End Date
Investigating Cistercian Landscapes in the West of Ireland 01-SEP-19 31-AUG-23
GUF SUPPORT FOR KEEPERS OF THE GAEL EXHIBITION RESEARCH AT NUIG GALWAY 01-JUN-18 31-DEC-20
The Royal Forest of Arran 15-DEC-17 04-JAN-19
Archaeometric Analysis of Late Medieval Inscribed Slates 01-MAY-17 01-MAY-18
Archaeometric Analysis of Late Medieval Inscribed Slates 01-MAY-18 01-MAY-18
Becoming and Belonging in Ireland AD 1200-1600 Essays in Identity and Cultural Practice 05-JUL-17 22-MAR-18
IRC POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP 2016 PETER CASBY - Resource Management of Living Trees in Created Environments of Gaelic Society. c.700 AD - 1600 AD 01-OCT-16 30-SEP-20
GENERAL ACCOUNT ELIZABETH FITZPATRICK 20-FEB-13 20-FEB-18
IRC HIGH STATUS DRINKING RITUAL IN MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN GAELIC IRELAND AND SCOTLAND ELIZABETH GRAY 01-OCT-12 30-SEP-15
THE EVOLUTION OF IRISH RURAL LANDSCAPES 1650 TO 1850 DR ELIZABETH FITZPATRICK IRCHSS R CLUTTERBUCK 01-OCT-10 30-SEP-13
GAELIC HEREDITARY LEGAL FAMILIES E FITZPATRICK 01-JUN-07 30-SEP-09
IRCHSS FELLOWSHIP 2006 -07 DR E.FITZPATRICK 01-SEP-06 24-AUG-09
MILLENIUM FUND 2002 IRISH EARLS IN ROME EF 01-JAN-03 29-NOV-04
938 NHC GEP E FITZPATRICK ARCH 30-AUG-98 31-DEC-13

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2019) 'Rethinking settlement values in Gaelic society: The case of the cathedral centres'
Elizabeth FitzPatrick (2019) 'Rethinking settlement values in Gaelic society: The case of the cathedral centres'. Proceedings Of The Royal Irish Academy Section C-Archaeology, 119C :1-34 [DOI] [Details]
(2017) 'Finn’s Seat: topographies of power and royal marchlands of Gaelic polities in medieval Ireland'
Elizabeth FitzPatrick and Ronan Hennessy (2017) 'Finn’s Seat: topographies of power and royal marchlands of Gaelic polities in medieval Ireland'. Landscape History, 38 (2):29-62 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2017) 'The Exillic Burial Place of a Gaelic Irish Community at San Pietro in Montorio, Rome'
FitzPatrick, E (2017) 'The Exillic Burial Place of a Gaelic Irish Community at San Pietro in Montorio, Rome'. Papers Of The British School At Rome, 85 :205-239 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2015) 'Assembly Places and Elite Collective Identities in Medieval Ireland'
Elizabeth FitzPatrick (2015) 'Assembly Places and Elite Collective Identities in Medieval Ireland'. Journal Of The North Atlantic, 8 :52-68 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2014) 'Gods make their own importance'
Elizabeth FitzPatrick (2014) 'Gods make their own importance'. Proceedings Of The Royal Irish Academy, 114C :vii-x [Details]
(2012) 'The true, the beautiful and the old'
Elizabeth FitzPatrick (2012) 'The true, the beautiful and the old'. Proceedings Of The Royal Irish Academy, :vii-xi [Details]
(2009) 'Native Enclosed Settlement and the Problem of the Irish 'Ring-fort''
Fitzpatrick, E (2009) 'Native Enclosed Settlement and the Problem of the Irish 'Ring-fort''. Medieval Archaeology, 53 :271-307 [DOI] [Details]
(2009) 'Native Enclosed Settlement and the Problem of the Irish Ring-fort'
Elizabeth FitzPatrick (2009) 'Native Enclosed Settlement and the Problem of the Irish Ring-fort'. Medieval Archaeology, 53 :271-307 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2007) 'Interpreting a Cultural Landscape: a case for seaweed-harvesting at Aughris, Co Sligo'
Elizabeth FitzPatrick (2007) 'Interpreting a Cultural Landscape: a case for seaweed-harvesting at Aughris, Co Sligo'. Journal Of Irish Archaeology, 16 :11-33 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2001) 'The Gathering Place of Tír Fhiachrach? Archaeological and Folkloric Investigations at Aughris, Co Sligo'
Elizabeth FitzPatrick (2001) 'The Gathering Place of Tír Fhiachrach? Archaeological and Folkloric Investigations at Aughris, Co Sligo'. Proceedings Of The Royal Irish Academy, 101c :67-105 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(1998) 'The Inauguration of Tairdelbach Ó Conchobair at Áth an Termoinn'
FitzPatrick, E. (1998) 'The Inauguration of Tairdelbach Ó Conchobair at Áth an Termoinn'. Peritia, 12 :351-358 [Details]

Books

  Year Publication
(2004) Royal inauguration in Gaelic Ireland c.1100-1600: a cultural landscape study.
Elizabeth FitzPatrick (2004) Royal inauguration in Gaelic Ireland c.1100-1600: a cultural landscape study. Woodbridge: Boydell. [Details]
(1998) The medieval churches of County Offaly.
Elizabeth FitzPatrick and Caiman O'Brien (1998) The medieval churches of County Offaly. Dublin: Government of Ireland. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2019) 'Finn's Wilderness and Boundary Landforms in Medieval Ireland'
Elizabeth FitzPatrick (2019) 'Finn's Wilderness and Boundary Landforms in Medieval Ireland' In: Landscape and Myth in North-Western Europe. Turnhout: Brepols. [Details]
(2018) 'Gaelic Service Kindreds and the Landscape Identity of Lucht Tighe'
Elizabeth FitzPatrick (2018) 'Gaelic Service Kindreds and the Landscape Identity of Lucht Tighe' In: Becoming and Belonging in Ireland AD c. 1200-1600: Essays in Identity and Culture Practice. Cork: Cork University Press. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2016) 'The last kings of Ireland: material expressions of Gaelic lordship c.1300-1400 A.D'
Elizabeth FitzPatrick (2016) 'The last kings of Ireland: material expressions of Gaelic lordship c.1300-1400 A.D' In: Medieval and Early Modern Representations of Authority in Scotland and the British Isles. Oxford and New York: Routledge. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2016) 'The landscape and Gaelic law school settlement of the O’Doran brehons, Ballyorley, Co. Wexford'
Elizabeth FitzPatrick and Coilin Ó Drisceoil (2016) 'The landscape and Gaelic law school settlement of the O’Doran brehons, Ballyorley, Co. Wexford' In: Medieval Wexford. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
(2014) 'A Gaelic inauguration landscape at Cornashee/Sheebeg, Co. Fermanagh'
Eileen Murphy and Elizabeth FitzPatrick (2014) 'A Gaelic inauguration landscape at Cornashee/Sheebeg, Co. Fermanagh' In: An Archaeological Survey of County Fermanagh, vol. 1, part 2. Belfast: The Northern Ireland Environment Agency. [Details]
(2013) 'The landscape and Bardic School settlement of the Uí Dhálaigh Gaelic poets of Muinter Bháire'
Elizabeth FitzPatrick (2013) 'The landscape and Bardic School settlement of the Uí Dhálaigh Gaelic poets of Muinter Bháire' In: Princes, prelates and poets in medieval Ireland: essays in honour of Katharine Simms. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
(2011) 'Evoking the white mare: the cult landscape of Sgiath Gabhra and its medieval perception in Gaelic Fir Mhanach'
Elizabeth FitzPatrick, E. Murphy, R. McHugh, C. Donnelly (2011) 'Evoking the white mare: the cult landscape of Sgiath Gabhra and its medieval perception in Gaelic Fir Mhanach' In: Landscapes of cult and kingship. Dublin: Four Courts Press, Dublin. [Details]
(2011) 'Aughris headland'
Elizabeth FitzPatrick (2011) 'Aughris headland' In: Atlas of the Irish Rural Landscape. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]
(2010) 'Memorialising Gaelic Ireland: the curious case of the Ballyshannon fragments and the Irish monuments at San Pietro in Montorio, Rome'
Elizabeth FitzPatrick (2010) 'Memorialising Gaelic Ireland: the curious case of the Ballyshannon fragments and the Irish monuments at San Pietro in Montorio, Rome' In: Imeacht na n-Iarlaí University of Ulster. Derry: Guildhall Press. [Details]
(2006) 'The material world of the parish'
Elizabeth FitzPatrick (2006) 'The material world of the parish' In: The parish in medieval and early modern Ireland: community, territory and building (Conference Proceedings). Dublin: Four Courts Press, Dublin. [Details]
(2005) 'The landscape of Máel Sechnaill’s rígdál at Ráith Áeda, 859 AD'
Elizabeth FitzPatrick (2005) 'The landscape of Máel Sechnaill’s rígdál at Ráith Áeda, 859 AD' In: Above and beyond: essays in Memory of Leo Swan Wordwell . Bray: Wordwell. [Details]
(2004) 'The finds from Galway city: an overview'
Elizabeth FitzPatrick (2004) 'The finds from Galway city: an overview' In: Archaeological investigations in Galway City, 1987–1998 Wordwell, Bray. Bray: Wordwell. [Details]
(2004) 'Buildings and architecture'
Elizabeth FitzPatrick and Paul Walsh (2004) 'Buildings and architecture' In: Archaeological investigations in Galway City, 1987–1998 Wordwell, Bray. Bray: Wordwell. [Details]
(2004) 'Parley sites of Ó Néill and Ó Domhnaill'
Elizabeth FitzPatrick (2004) 'Parley sites of Ó Néill and Ó Domhnaill' In: Regions and rulers in Ireland, 1100-1650: essays for Kenneth Nicholls. Dublin: Four Courts Press, Dublin. [Details]
(2004) 'Archaeological investigations in Galway city: summary conclusions'
Elizabeth FitzPatrick and Paul Walsh (2004) 'Archaeological investigations in Galway city: summary conclusions' In: Archaeological investigations in Galway City, 1987–1998 Wordwell. Bray: Wordwell. [Details]
(2004) 'Background to the Galway excavations project'
Elizabeth FitzPatrick (2004) 'Background to the Galway excavations project' In: Archaeological investigations in Galway City, 1987–1998 Wordwell. Bray: Wordwell. [Details]
(2004) 'Royal inauguration mounds in medieval Ireland: antique landscape and tradition'
Elizabeth FitzPatrick (2004) 'Royal inauguration mounds in medieval Ireland: antique landscape and tradition' In: Assembly places and practices in medieval Europe Dublin (Conference Proceedings) . Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
(2003) 'Leaca and Gaelic inauguration ritual in medieval Ireland'
Elizabeth FitzPatrick (2003) 'Leaca and Gaelic inauguration ritual in medieval Ireland' In: The Stone of Destiny: artefact and icon Society of Antiquaries of Scotland Monograph Series 22, Historic Scotland. Edinburgh: Historic Scotland. [Details]
(2003) 'On the trail of an ancient highway: rediscovering Dála’s road'
Elizabeth FitzPatrick (2003) 'On the trail of an ancient highway: rediscovering Dála’s road' In: Lost and found: discovering Ireland's past Wordwell, Dublin. Dublin: Wordwell. [Details]
(2003) 'Royal inauguration assembly and the Church in Medieval Ireland'
Elizabeth FitzPatrick (2003) 'Royal inauguration assembly and the Church in Medieval Ireland' In: Political assemblies in the earlier middle ages Studies in the Early Middle Ages 7 Brepols, Turnhout (Conference Proceedings). Turnhout: Brepols. [Details]
(2001) 'Assembly and inauguration places of the Burkes in late medieval Connacht'
Elizabeth FitzPatrick (2001) 'Assembly and inauguration places of the Burkes in late medieval Connacht' In: Gaelic Ireland c1250–c1650: Land, lordship and settlement, Four Courts Press, Dublin (Conference Proceedings). Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
(2001) 'Settlement studies: the architectural and archaeological record'
Elizabeth FitzPatrick (2001) 'Settlement studies: the architectural and archaeological record' In: Gaelic Ireland (Conference Proceedings). Dublin: Four Courts Press, Dublin. [Details]
(1998) 'The early Church in Offaly'
Elizabeth FitzPatrick (1998) 'The early Church in Offaly' In: Offaly: history and society. Dublin: Geography Publications, Dublin. [Details]
(1994) 'The Archaeology of Durrow'
Elizabeth FitzPatrick (1994) 'The Archaeology of Durrow' In: Durrow in history. Tullamore: Esker Press. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2015) Proceedings of the XIVth International Celtic Congress, Maynooth 2011
Elizabeth FitzPatrick (2015) Ollamh, biatach, comharba: lifeways of Gaelic learned families in medieval and early modern Ireland Proceedings of the XIVth International Celtic Congress, Maynooth 2011 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2013) Proceedings of Harvard Celtic Colloquium 32, 95-118
Elizabeth FitzPatrick (2013) Formaoil na Fiann: hunting preserves and assembly places in Gaelic Ireland Proceedings of Harvard Celtic Colloquium 32, 95-118 [ARAN Link] [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2013) Excavations at Cabhail Tighe Breac, Cahermacnaghten, Co. Clare in I. Bennett (ed.), Excavations Bulletin: Excavations 2010.
Elizabeth FitzPatrick and Richard Clutterbuck (2013) Excavations at Cabhail Tighe Breac, Cahermacnaghten, Co. Clare in I. Bennett (ed.), Excavations Bulletin: Excavations 2010. Wordwell, Dublin. [Details]
(2011) Cahermacnaghten: late medieval/early post-medieval building. In I. Bennett Excavations Bulletin: Excavations 2008.
Elizabeth FitzPatrick (2011) Cahermacnaghten: late medieval/early post-medieval building. In I. Bennett Excavations Bulletin: Excavations 2008. Wordwell, Dublin. [Details]
(2008) Excavation of a building at Cahermacnaghten, Co. Clare, in I. Bennett (ed.), Excavations Bulletin: Excavations 2007.
Elizabeth FitzPatrick (2008) Excavation of a building at Cahermacnaghten, Co. Clare, in I. Bennett (ed.), Excavations Bulletin: Excavations 2007. Wordwell, Bray. [Details]
(2003) Excavation of an enclosure at Aughris, Co Sligo. In I. Bennett (ed.), Excavations Bulletin: Excavations 2001.
Elizabeth FitzPatrick (2003) Excavation of an enclosure at Aughris, Co Sligo. In I. Bennett (ed.), Excavations Bulletin: Excavations 2001. Wordwell, Bray. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
(2018)
Eve Campbell, Elizabeth FitzPatrick, Audrey Horning (Ed.). (2018) Becoming and Belonging in Ireland c. 1200-1600: Essays in Identity and Cultural Practice Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]
(2015) Food and drink in Ireland.
Elizabeth FitzPatrick and James Kelly (Ed.). (2015) Food and drink in Ireland Food and drink in Ireland. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. [Details]
(2011) Domestic life in Ireland.
Elizabeth FitzPatrick and James Kelly (Ed.). (2011) Domestic life in Ireland Domestic life in Ireland. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. [Details]
(2006) The parish in medieval and early modern Ireland: community, territory and building.
Elizabeth FitzPatrick and Raymond Gillespie (Ed.). (2006) The parish in medieval and early modern Ireland: community, territory and building The parish in medieval and early modern Ireland: community, territory and building. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
(2005) John Quincy Adams, Dermot Mac Morrough or the conquest of Ireland: an historical tale of the twelfth century.
Elizabeth FitzPatrick with Martin J. Burke and Olivia Hamilton (Ed.). (2005) John Quincy Adams, Dermot Mac Morrough or the conquest of Ireland: an historical tale of the twelfth century John Quincy Adams, Dermot Mac Morrough or the conquest of Ireland: an historical tale of the twelfth century. New York: Maunsell Academica Press. [Details]
(2004) Archaeological investigations in Galway City 1987-1998.
Elizabeth FitzPatrick, Madeline O'Brien and Paul Walsh (Ed.). (2004) Archaeological investigations in Galway City 1987-1998 Archaeological investigations in Galway City 1987-1998. Dublin: Wordwell. [Details]
(2004) Gaelic Ireland c.1250 – c.1650: land, lordship and settlement.
Elizabeth FitzPatrick David Edwards, Patrick Duffy (Ed.). (2004) Gaelic Ireland c.1250 – c.1650: land, lordship and settlement. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
(2001) Gaelic Ireland c. 1250-c.1650: land, lordship and settlement.
Elizabeth FitzPatrick, David Edwards, Patrick Duffy (Ed.). (2001) Gaelic Ireland c. 1250-c.1650: land, lordship and settlement. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
(2015) 'Decoding Finn mac Cumaill's places'
Elizabeth FitzPatrick, Ronan Hennessy, Joseph F. Nagy and Paul Naessens (2015) 'Decoding Finn mac Cumaill's places' Archaeology Ireland, :26-31. [Details]
(2008) 'Antiquarian scholarship and the archaeology of Cahermacnaghten, Burren, Co. Clare'
Elizabeth FitzPatrick (2008) 'Antiquarian scholarship and the archaeology of Cahermacnaghten, Burren, Co. Clare' The Other Clare, 32 :58-66. [Details]
(2007) 'San Pietro in Montorio: burial place of the exiled Irish in Rome, 1608–1623'
Elizabeth FitzPatrick (2007) 'San Pietro in Montorio: burial place of the exiled Irish in Rome, 1608–1623' History Ireland, 15 (4) :46-51. [Details]
(2001) 'An Tulach Tinóil: Gathering-sites and meeting-culture in Gaelic lordships'
Elizabeth FitzPatrick (2001) 'An Tulach Tinóil: Gathering-sites and meeting-culture in Gaelic lordships' History Ireland, 9 (1) :22-26. [Details]
(1997) 'The Historic assembly sites of Tulach Uí Dheadhaidh and Carn Mhic Táil'
Elizabeth FitzPatrick (1997) 'The Historic assembly sites of Tulach Uí Dheadhaidh and Carn Mhic Táil' The Other Clare, 21 :17-19. [Details]
(1997) 'The crowning hand of God'
Elizabeth FitzPatrick (1997) 'The crowning hand of God' Archaeology Ireland, 11 (1) :21-23. [Details]
(1994) 'A monument to Archbishop Thomas Walsh in the Town of Cashel, Co Tipperary'
Elizabeth FitzPatrick (1994) 'A monument to Archbishop Thomas Walsh in the Town of Cashel, Co Tipperary' Journal of the Butler Society, 3 (4) :562-564. [Details]
(1993) 'Raiding and warring in monastic Ireland'
Elizabeth FitzPatrick (1993) 'Raiding and warring in monastic Ireland' History Ireland, 1 (3) :13-18. [Details]

Community Engagement Publications

  Year Publication
(1995) The Wet Hillside of Saint Lugna: a history of leitir Lugna, Slieve Bloom, County Offaly.
Elizabeth FitzPatrick (1995) The Wet Hillside of Saint Lugna: a history of leitir Lugna, Slieve Bloom, County Offaly. Ferbane: Community Engagement Publications [Details]

Encyclopedia Entry

  Year Publication
(2005) Medieval Ireland: an encyclopedia, 11-13, 153, 230-1, 389-91, 412-15 .
Elizabeth FitzPatrick (2005) Medieval Ireland: an encyclopedia, 11-13, 153, 230-1, 389-91, 412-15 . New York; London: Encyclopedia Entry [Details]
(2003) The encyclopedia of Ireland, 159, 513-4.
Elizabeth FitzPatrick (2003) The encyclopedia of Ireland, 159, 513-4. Dublin: Encyclopedia Entry [Details]

Field Guide

  Year Publication
(2012) Burren: a guide to the medieval landscape.
Elizabeth FitzPatrick (2012) Burren: a guide to the medieval landscape. Dublin: Field Guide [Details]
(1995) The Care and Conservation of Graveyards.
Elizabeth FitzPatrick (1995) The Care and Conservation of Graveyards. Dublin: Field Guide [Details]

Online Multimedia

  Year Publication
(2014) Natural and Human Heritages http://www.ouririshheritage.org/page/natural_human_heritages_lecture_series_vodcasts-2?path=0p4p2p42p.
Elizabeth FitzPatrick (2014) Natural and Human Heritages http://www.ouririshheritage.org/page/natural_human_heritages_lecture_series_vodcasts-2?path=0p4p2p42p. Online Multimedia [Details]

Review Articles

  Year Publication
(2006) Author's response. Reviews in History.
Elizabeth FitzPatrick (2006) Author's response. Reviews in History. Review Articles [Details]

Community Engagement

  Title Type From / To
Outreach Natural and Human Heritages at Galway City Museum /
Advocacy http://www.ouririshheritage.org/page/natural_human_heritages_lecture_series_vodcasts-2?path=0p4p2p42p /

Teaching Interests


I am a reflective teacher and routinely critique my performance, update my teaching approaches, provide feedback to students and undergo evaluations. I am especially committed to field-based experiential learning.

AR337 Gaelic Peoples: Identity and Cultural Practice (3BA)
AR250 Sacred Places and Christian Buildings in Medieval Ireland (2BA)
AR1102 Recording Monuments in the Landscape (1BA)
AR5100 Archaeology and Mythical Landscapes of Atlantic Ireland (Higher Diploma & Visiting Students)
Module B: Interpreting Landscapes MA in Landscape Archaeology

Recent Postgraduate Students

  Graduation Name Degree Primary Supervisor
2015 Richard Clutterbuck PhD N
2012 Eve Campbell PhD N
2012 Yvonne McDermott PhD N
2010 Christy Cunniffe PhD N
2010 Siobhán McDermott PhD N
2009 Paul Naessens PhD N
2008 James McKeon PhD N
2006 Diarmuid Ó Seaneachain PhD N
2013 Mary Wolf Masters N
2013 Katherine Sexton Masters N
2012 Donna Brady Masters N
2011 Treasa Ní Dhonnchadha Masters N
2010 Valerie Kelly Masters N
2006 Niamh Naughton Masters N
2005 Orla Howley Masters N
2005 Grainne Melia Masters N
2004 Nigel Keary Masters N
2010 Colleen O¿Hara M.Lit Y
2004 John Malcolm M.Lit
2001 Helen Bermingham M.Lit Y
2000 Linda Shine M.Lit Y
2000 Oliver McHugh M.Lit Y
1999 Siobhain Scully M.Lit Y
1999 Sinead Armstrong M.Lit Y
1999 Fiona White M.Lit Y
2019 Peter Casby PhD Y
2017 Elizabeth Gray PhD Y
2017 Richard Gray PhD Y
2017 Colette Allen Masters Degree (M.Litt.) Y

Current Postgraduate Students (Research)

  Student Degree Type Type
Liliana Silvina Martin Doctorate - Structured Ph.D. in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Supervisor
Enda O Flaherty Doctorate - Structured Ph.D. in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Supervisor
Mary Pereira Masters - Research - Master of Literature Degree Supervisor