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 the medieval British Isles; 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-century British Isles, I have completed extensive archival work on the lives and times of Henry and John Sheares, 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

2019 Organising Committee, Borderlines XXIII: Sound and Silence in the Medieval and Early Modern World
2018 Organising Committee, Trinity HistoryCon
2017 Organising Committee, Early Medieval Archaeology Student Symposium
2017–present Marketing Advisor, Research to Empower Educational Leaders (REEL)


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