Dr Cathy Swift began her academic career in UCD, graduating in 1985 with double first in History and Archaeology. She won scholarships to the University of Durham, Oxford (M.Phil, D.Phil) and Konstanz. she has worked as lecturer in UCD, TCD, Maynooth, Galway and Liverpool. She specialises in early medieval Ireland from an inter-disciplinary point of view (history, archaeology, old Irish literature) and has published widely on kings, ogham stones, saints, navies, Vikings and church settlements.
Cathy currently lectures in Irish Studies in Mary Immaculate College (University of Limerick).
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