2017- Winner of the NUI Publication Prize in Irish History
|Areas of expertise||
My primary area of research is early medieval Irish history, specialising in the areas associated with the early church, such as the cult of the saint, the cult of relics, and the interactions of the church with society. My research explores the early medieval history of Ireland in a wider European context. The approach is interdisciplinary, drawing on all the available historical sources (annals, law-texts, church canons, sermons, letters, penitentials, martyrologies, genealogies, toponyms), Old-Irish and Hiberno-Latin literature (especially hagiography), and material culture. I have a proven track record in research in my chosen field and continually strive to further my training and increase my expertise in this area. I am skilled in all the necessary technical elements of early medieval Irish history, namely, Latin, Old Irish, palaeography, lexicography and textual editing.
Niamh Wycherley (Professional Historian)
2012 – PhD UCD
NUI Postdoctoral Fellow, Moore Institute, NUI Galway
2017 – Winner of the NUI Publication Prize in Irish History 2017
The Cult of Relics in Early Medieval Ireland (Brepols, 2015)