Cross-disciplinary Studies of Migration of Irish, Hiberno-Norse and other Gaelic-speaking populations in the Viking Age
Viking Age Migration

Research Associates

The Genes of the Gallgoídil network is an international collaboration jointly funded by IRCHSS and AHRC and is led by two principal investigators: Dr Catherine Swift (Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick) and Dr Christina Lee (School of English, University of Nottingham).

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Participants in network/workshop

The following scholars participated in the network:

Celtic and Scandinavian languages:

Dr Jayne Carroll (University of Leicester)
Dr Kay Muhr (Queens University, Belfast)
Dr Michael Lerche Nielsen (University of Copenhagen)
Dr David Parsons (University of Wales, Aberystwyth)
Dr Catherine Swift ( MIC, Limerick)
Dr Simon Taylor (University of Glasgow)

Human Genetics/Animal Genetics/Modern DNA:

Dr Stephen Downes (University of Ulster, Coleraine)
Professor Dan Bradley (University of Dublin)
Professor Steve Harding (University of Nottingham)
Professor Mark Jobling (University of Leicester)
Dr Turi King (University of Leicester)
Dr Jeremy Searle (University of York)

Human Genetics/ Ancient DNA/Stable Isotopes:

Dr Jeremy Bird (Sligo Institute of Technology)
Dr Rus Hoetzel (University of Durham)
Dr Janet Montgomery (University of Bradford)
Sheila Tierney (Sligo Institute of Technology) – doctoral student

Literature Myth and Religion:

Professor Judith Jesch (University of Nottingham)
Dr Máíre Ní Mhaonaigh (University of Cambridge)

Material Culture/Archaeology:

John Bradley (National University of Ireland, Maynooth)
Dr Adolf Fridriksson (Institute of Archaeology, Iceland)
Dr Stephen Harrison (University College Dublin), Post-doctoral researcher
Dr Christina Lee (University of Nottingham)
Michael Monk (University College Cork)
Matthew Seaver (University College Dublin) – doctoral student
John Sheehan (University College Cork)
Dr Søren Sindbæk  (University of York)


Anne Connon (University College Cork)
Dr Colmán Etchingham (NUI Maynooth)
Lenore Fischer (MIC Limerick/UCLA) – doctoral student
Liam Irwin (MIC Limerick)
Emer Purcell (University College Cork) – doctoral student
John Quanrud (University of Nottingham) – doctoral student

Ecology/Geography/Landscape studies:

Dr James Barratt (Univeristy of Cambridge)
Dr Helene Bradley (MIC Limerick)


Pat O’Sullivan (MIC Limerick)
Dr Robert Lee (University of Exeter)

Heritage Management & Museums:

Dr Patrick Wallace (Director, National Museum of Ireland)
Dr Michael Connolly (Kerry County Museum)
Brian Hodkinson (Acting Director, Limerick City Museum)

Media Studies

Professor Michael Breen (MIC Limerick)
Simon McGuire (Limerick Institute of Technology)


School of English Studies, University of Nottingham - Visit their website Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick - Visit their website


The Arts and Humanities Research Council [AHRC] - Visit their website Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences - Visit their website

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