Dr Catherine Swift
Advisory Board Member
Dr Swift is Director of Irish Studies in Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick.
undertook an MPhil. in Archaeology on the parallels between early Irish and Scottish church sites at the University of Durham; she
received a second MPhil. in Old-Irish Language and Culture from Trinity College Dublin
DPhil. at Oxford examined the history of the cult of St Patrick.
has taught in many universities, including University College Dublin
, Trinity College Dublin
, The University of Liverpool
, NUI Maynooth
, NUI Galway
, and The University of Melbourne
She served ten years as organising Secretary of the Irish Conference of Mediaevalists, and gives an annual Summer School in Old Irish in Limerick.
research interests tie in Archaeology, History, and the languages of pre-Norman Ireland, with particular focus on saints' cults and ogham.