Medieval Historian MU
Niamh Wycherley works in the Department of Early Irish, Maynooth University. She is one of the leading medieval ecclesiastical historians in Ireland. She previously held IRC and NUI postdoctoral fellowships in UCD and NUI Galway. She won the NUI Publication Prize in History in 2017 for her monograph, The Cult of Relics in Early Medieval Ireland. She is the Principal Investigator of the 4-year SFI-IRC Pathway project 'Power and Patronage in Medieval Ireland: Clonard from the sixth to twelfth centuries'. Keen to communicate medieval Irish history to the wider public, she contributes regularly to various media outlets and has made a number of notable TV appearances, including in the recent RTÉ 1 documentary Finding Brigid (with Siobhán McSweeney).