IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 224: The Irish Church, I

Monday 3 July 2017, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Discovery Programme, Ireland
Organiser:Bridget Riley, Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Reading
Moderator/Chair:Bridget Riley, Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Reading
Paper 224-aKilmallock Dominican Friary: International Gothic and Local Developments in Irish Mendicant Architecture
(Language: English)
Annejulie Lafaye, Monastic Ireland Project, Discovery Programme, Dublin
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Architecture - Religious, Geography and Settlement Studies, Monasticism
Paper 224-bSanctuary in Late Medieval Ireland
(Language: English)
Colmán Ó Clabaigh, Glenstal Abbey, Murroe, County Limerick
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 224-cThe Mendicant Third Orders in the West of Ireland: History and Architecture of the Tertiary Friaries
(Language: English)
Yvonne McDermott, Department of Business, Humanities & Technology, Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Architecture - Religious, Geography and Settlement Studies, Monasticism
Abstract

This session will explore concepts of ‘Otherness’ in high and late medieval Irish monasticism. Using written sources and archaeological evidence, the session will consider the relationship of Irish monastic houses to their English and continental neighbours, and within their immediate environments. Papers will focus on the nature of monastic enclosure in Ireland, on patterns of adaption and assimilation in Dominican fraternal houses, and the spread of the Third Order Franciscans in the West of Ireland. Aspects of non-spatial ‘Otherness’ within the medieval Irish Church will be explored in ‘The Irish Church, II’.