Church Island, Ireland and Rome in the Early middle Ages

Paper: 337

Lecture: 2019

Author: Ryan, Michael

Report by: Oona Roycroft

Synopsis: An account of the Roman empire’s dealings with Ireland (c. 1st century AD), specifically at Drumanagh which has been identified as a trading post, with reference to archaeological finds associated with the site. Second part outlines the arrival of Christianity in Ireland and the development of the Church in Ireland with a distinctly Irish flavour. Several synods were held from the 12th century onwards, including on Church Island, Skerries, to discuss Church reform.

Roman and mediaeval history, archaeology, ecclesiastical history

14 pages plus 3 pages of notes