IMC 2006: Sessions

Session 204: Town and Country in Medieval Ireland, I

Monday 10 July 2006, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:The Discovery Programme, Dublin
Organiser:Margaret Murphy, Carlow College
Moderator/Chair:Margaret Murphy, Carlow College
Paper 204-aMedieval Dublin and its Region: Archaeological Perspectives
(Language: English)
Niall Brady, Discovery Programme, Dublin
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Geography and Settlement Studies
Paper 204-bMedieval New Ross: Planned Urban Hub for the Revenue of the Carlow Corridor
(Language: English)
Linda Doran, Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, Dublin
Index terms: Economics - Trade, Economics - Urban, Geography and Settlement Studies
Paper 204-cSupplying an Irish Port Town: Drogheda and its Hinterland in the Later Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Jim Galloway, Institute of Historical Research, University of London
Index terms: Economics - Trade, Economics - Urban, Geography and Settlement Studies
Abstract

The six papers offered in these two sessions explore different aspects of the relationships between town and countryside in medieval Ireland. The papers encompass both archaeological and historical research, and include a number of case studies as well as a general synthesis. The interdependence of urban centres and rural hinterlands is explored through themes such as provisioning, redistribution, transport networks and cultural contacts.