About me



Areas of expertise

My primary area of research is representations of Ireland and the Irish in the British Isles during the Middle Ages. Additionally, I have specialist knowledge in a number of auxilliary areas including the history of the Anglo-Norman Invasion of Ireland; the interactions between the various peoples of medieval Ireland and Britain; and the intellectual thought which influenced the represention of foreigners within the contexts of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries.

Aside from my research on the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, I have completed extensive archival work on Henry (1753–1798) and John Sheares (1766–1798), United Irishmen and barristers who were executed for high treason on 14 July 1798.


Ireland, England, medieval, identity, Angevins, otherness

Member Details

Full Name

Daryl Hendley Rooney

Membership Type

Graduate Historian



Present – PhD, Trinity College Dublin
2016 – MA Medieval Studies, University College Dublin (NUI)
2015 – BA English and History, University College Dublin (NUI)

Committees & Associations

Member, Friends of Medieval Dublin
Member, Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland
Graduate Member, Irish Association of Professional Historians
Organising Committee Member, Borderlines XXIII: Sound and Silence in the Medieval and Early Modern World
Organising Committee Member, Trinity HistoryCon
Marketing Advisor and Committee Member, Research to Empower Educational Leaders (REEL)
Organising Committee Member, Early Medieval Archaeology Student Symposium


2018 – Trinity Long Room Hub Arts & Humanities Research Institute Residency 2018/19
2018 – Dean's Leadership Award in Volunteering
2015 – Erasmus Mundus Action II Israel Scholarship