Brigid Clesham is a graduate of TCD and a professionally qualified archivist, who has worked for the National Library of Ireland and in the Archives and Special Collections section of the James Hardiman Library, NUI, Galway. Her research interests include genealogy, local history and landed estate records.
Dr Tracy Collins is a professional archaeologist, and co-director of Aegis Archaeology Ltd., with a special research interest in medieval female monasticism. She has published on the subject, and has directed archaeological excavations at St Catherine’s Old Abbey, Co. Limerick, arguably the best preserved later medieval Augustinian nunnery in the country.
Dr Rachel Moss is Associate Professor in the History of Art and Architecture at Trinity College Dublin, specializing in Irish medieval material culture. She was editor and principal author of Art and Architecture of Ireland. Volume 1 Medieval c. 400–1600AD (London, New Haven and Dublin, 2014).
Br Colmán Ó Clabaigh is a monk of Glenstal and a medievalist specialising in the history of monasticism in Late Medieval Ireland. With Martin Browne OSB, he co-edited Households of God: The Regular Canons and Canonesses of St Augustine and of Prémontré in Medieval Ireland (Dublin, 2019)
Dr Kieran O’Conor lectures in medieval archaeology at the National University of Ireland, Galway and has published widely on the subjects of castles, medieval rural settlement and high medieval Gaelic Ireland. He is currently English-language editor of Chateau Gaillard. His most recent major publication is a co-edited book, published by Geography Publications, on the history and archaeology of County Roscommon.
Raghnall Ó Floinn, MRIA, FSA is an archaeologist and was Director of the National Museum of Ireland (2013- 2018). His research interests lie primarily in the archaeology and art
history of medieval Ireland and his most recent book (co-authored with Stephen Harrison) is Viking Graves and Grave-Goods published in 2015.
Robert Scott is a local historian, bookseller and author of Around and About Cong – a history of Cong and the Abbey