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IMC 2006: Sessions

Session 304: Town and Country in Medieval Ireland, II

Monday 10 July 2006, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:The Discovery Programme, Dublin
Organiser:Margaret Murphy, Carlow College
Moderator/Chair:Margaret Murphy, Carlow College
Paper 304-aTrim and the Medieval Lordship of Meath
(Language: English)
Michael Potterton, National University of Ireland, Galway
Index terms: Administration, Geography and Settlement Studies
Paper 304-bThe Hinterland of Medieval Kilkenny (unconfirmed)
(Language: English)
John Bradley, Department of History, National University of Ireland, Maynooth
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Economics - Rural, Economics - Urban
Paper 304-cUrban-Rural Relationships in Medieval Ireland: Current Knowledge and Future Research Frameworks
(Language: English)
Terry Barry, School of Histories & Humanities, Trinity College Dublin
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Geography and Settlement Studies

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.