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Dr. Catherine Swift

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Board Member

Email: c***@***.ie
Local Address:  Limerick , Ireland
Irish Studies

Employment History

  • Director of Irish Studies
    Mary Immaculate College
  • Chairperson
    Save Viking Waterford Action Group
  • Spokesperson
    Save Viking Waterford Action Group
  • Director of Irish Studies

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Founder
    Save Viking Waterford Action Group
  • Organising Secretary
    Irish Conference of Mediaevalists


  • Master's degrees
    University of Durham
  • doctorate
    University of Oxford
61 Total References
Web References
The Éiru Trust, 31 Aug 2015 [cached]
Dr Catherine Swift
Advisory Board Member
Dr Swift is Director of Irish Studies in Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick. She 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. Her DPhil. at Oxford examined the history of the cult of St Patrick. She 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. Her research interests tie in Archaeology, History, and the languages of pre-Norman Ireland, with particular focus on saints' cults and ogham.
The unique nature of Dál Cais ..., 23 April 2014 [cached]
The unique nature of Dál Cais DNA: Catherine Swift, Director of Irish Studies, Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick
Lismullin Institute - Retreats, Conferences, Seminars, Lectures & Publications - Christian Outlook - The historical surnames of Meath and Westmeath in Irish DNA studies, 1 Mar 2013 [cached]
Dr Catherine Swift
Dr Catherine Swift is Director of Irish Studies at Mary Immaculate Training College, University of Limerick. Dr Swift took her primary degree in Archaeology and History in UCD. She subsequently gained Master's degrees at the University of Durham and at TCD, and a doctorate at the University of Oxford. She taught in several universities in both Ireland and Britain before going to Limerick. She has published widely in the field of early Irish history. Her current research in DNA is in pursuit of evidence for early medieval migration in the Viking period.
Waterford Today - 18 May 2005 - Roche issues directions requiring protection of the Viking site on route of Waterford City By-pass,, 18 May 2005 [cached]
Chairman Dr Catherine Swift said in reaction to Mr. Roche's statement: "When 130 local people came together in September 2004 to form the Save Viking Waterford Action Group, our primary aim was to ensure the safety and integrity of the Woodstown site and lobby for the full excavation of the Viking settlement.
Waterford Today - 9 February 2005 - Save Viking Waterford Action Group to organise fact finding missions to Denmark & Dublin, 9 Feb 2005 [cached]
Dr Catherine Swift, chairman of SVWAG commented: "People are fascinated by the possible riches of Woodstown which unfortunately we can only guess at until the site is fully excavated.
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