About me




Daryl Hendley Rooney is a PhD candidate in the School of Histories and Humanities, Trinity College Dublin, having previously earned his B.A. in English and History, as well as his M.A. in Medieval Studies, at University College Dublin. His doctoral research examines writers’ attitudes towards Ireland and the Irish during Plantagenet rule in twelfth-and thirteenth-century England.

Aside from his historical research, Daryl is 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, 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)


Research Assistant, Trinity Long Room Hub

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

Tutor, Scholars Ireland Programme, Trinity Access Programmes, TCD

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