The last speaker of session 3 will be Dr Edel Bhreathnach from the Discovery Programme and her paper is entitled Medieval Gatherings.
In medieval Ireland, assemblies ranged from the national or provincial to the very local. Some were called before a military campaign, others to inaugurate a new king. Many were simply a community gathering together to arrange routine seasonal needs such as reaping the harvest or administering law. Dr Bhereathnach will be examining the types of gatherings that occurred, the sites where they happened, why they happened and what the fringe activities were at these communal meetings! Want to find out more about Dr Bherteachnach's thought provoking paper? Why not go to our registration page now and book your ticket to the conference.