Author Katharine Simms in conversation with Hiram Morgan (UCC)
Gaelic Ulster was once a vigorous, confident society, whose members fought and feasted, sang and prayed. It maintained schools of poets, physicians, historians and lawyers, whose studies were conducted largely in their own Gaelic language, rather than in the dead Latin of medieval schools elsewhere in Europe. This monumental book explores the neglected history of Gaelic Ulster between the eleventh and early sixteenth centuries, and sheds further light on its unique society.
Gaelic Ulster in the Middle Ages: history, culture and society is published by Four Courts Press, Dublin.