Medieval Dublin XIX (Hardcover)
Contains a wealth of new scholarly research on Dublin’s medieval past, including paired papers by Joseph Harbison & René Gapert re-examining skulls found on the site of the Hospital of St John the Baptist, Thomas Street. Paul Duffy presents the findings of his excavation at the site of the medieval church of St Peter of the Hill at Aungier St/Stephen’s St. Aisling Collins explains the significant findings from the dig of the church and graveyard at St James’s. Franc Myles reports the findings of his excavation at Keysar’s Lane beside St Audeon’s church in High Street; Jon Stirland reports on the discovery of two parallel ditches located to the rear of nos 19–22 Aungier St; and Edmond O’Donovan reports on his excavation in the internal courtyard at the site of the Bank of Ireland (Parliament House, College Green). Alan Hayden reports on his excavation of property plots fronting onto Kevin Street and New Street and what they tell us about the supposed 14th-century decline of Dublin. Historical papers include Brian Coleman’s study of taxation and resistance in 15th-century Dublin, Stephen Hewer examines the oldest surviving original court roll of the Dublin bench, dating from 1290.
Sean Duffy is a professor of medieval Irish and Insular history at Trinity College Dublin and chairman of the Friends of Medieval Dublin.