About me




Currently, I am a PhD candidate in the School of Histories and Humanities, Trinity College Dublin, having previously earned my B.A. in English and History, as well as my M.A. in Medieval Studies, at University College Dublin. My doctoral research examines writers’ attitudes towards Ireland and its people during Plantagenet rule in twelfth-and thirteenth-century England.

Aside from my historical research, I am interested in academic governance, teaching methodologies and practice, and public outreach.

Areas of expertise

My primary area of expertise is Anglo-Irish relations and history in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. 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 Sheares (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; Plantagenets

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)


Research Assistant, 'Widows in 17th Century Ireland' Project, Trinity Long Room Hub, TCD

Corrector in Leaving Certificate English, The Institute of Education, Leeson St Lower

Consultancy work

2018 – Private Commission, Singapore


Lead Tutor, Trinity Access Programmes Writing Resource Centre, TCD;
Tutor in Medieval History, 'Kingship and Warfare: Ireland, 1000-1315', TCD

Demonstrator in Applied Writing, DIT (now Technological University Dublin) Access Programme

Outreach activities

Freiraum Ambassador, Trinity Access Programmes and the Goethe-Institut Irland

Tutor, Scholars Ireland Programme, Trinity Access Programmes, TCD

Committees & Associations

Member, Friends of Medieval Dublin;
Member, Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland;
Member, Forum for Medieval and Renaissance Studies in Ireland;
Graduate Member, Irish Association of Professional Historians;
Organising Committee Member, CARMEN Medievalists Network Annual Meeting, TCD

Organising Committee Member, Borderlines XXIII: Sound and Silence in the Medieval and Early Modern World;
Organising Committee Member, Trinity HistoryCon 2.0

Organising Committee Member, Trinity HistoryCon

Marketing Advisor and Committee Member, Research to Empower Educational Leaders (REEL), Drumcondra Education Centre, DCU St Patrick's Campus

Organising Committee Member, Early Medieval Archaeology Student Symposium


2019 – Cluff Memorial Studentship
2018 – Trinity Long Room Hub Arts & Humanities Research Institute Residency 2018/19
2018 – Dean's Leadership Award in Volunteering
2017 – International Medieval Congress Travel Bursary
2015 – Erasmus Mundus Action II Israel Scholarship