Cormac McSparron – The Kingdom of Dalriada

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Cormac McSparron – The Kingdom of Dalriada

Project Attributes


QEII Platinum Jubilee Programme


CCGBC Museum Services


14th January 2022

Dal Riada is a name which resonates through our history, often referenced in popular discourse, a pivotal place in the relationships of these islands. This lecture will examine connections across the North Channel from earliest times, before looking in greater depth at the history of this Irish-Scottish Medieval Kingdom and its legacy.

Dr Cormac McSparron is a Research Fellow with the Centre for Archaeological Fieldwork, Queen’s University Belfast. He has a wide range of research interests, including the inter-relationship of prehistoric and early historic Ireland and Scotland, the emergence of complex societies, archaeological theory and the archaeology of migration.

This talk was delivered as part of the Jubilee Talks series, part of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Museum Services programme to mark the platinum jubilee of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. This programme has received financial support from The Executive Office as part of the District Councils Good Relations Programme and supports the T:BUC strategy (Together Building a United Community).


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