Gaelic service kindreds and the landscape identity of Lucht Tighe
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FitzPatrick, E. (2018). Gaelic Service Kindreds and the Landscape Identity of Lucht Tighe. In E. Campbell, E. FitzPatrick, & A. Horning (Eds.), Becoming and Belonging in Ireland AD c. 1200-1600: Essays in Identity and Cultural Practice. Cork: Cork University Press.
This paper discusses the character of the lands of householders who served the courts of Gaelic lords in later medieval Ireland and how their association with those lands, which were mostly of early medieval royal origin, was integral to their identities as hereditary service providers. It demonstrates that this approach has the capacity to reveal a more total picture of later medieval settlement in Gaelic polities than