Dr. Gillian Kenny addresses the fascinating subject of women’s lives in medieval Tipperary. Gillian is from Co. Meath, and the title of her talk reflects her exhaustive analysis which formed the basis of her masters thesis at U.C.D. and her doctorate thesis at the dept. of medieval history at Trinity College Dublin in 2005. Gillian is the author of the excellent publication entitled ‘Anglo-Irish and Gaelic Women in Ireland, c.1170-1540′, and the focus of her talk on 18th June will be on the lives of the women of the great Anglo-Norman lordships of Tipperary – deBurgo, Fitzwalter (Butler) and deBermingham. She will undoubtedly offer insights into the lives of the native Gaelic Irish women by way of comparison and contrast.
This lecture series is funded by South Tipperary Co. Council under the County Heritage Plan, and also by the Co. Tipperary Historical Society.