Listen to eight academics reflecting on aspects of Gaelic Ireland and the Plantation of Ulster.
Dr. Bernadette Cunningham, Deputy Librarian, Royal Irish Academy, Dublin
"Bardic poets were forced to find new patrons"
"Bardic poetry did not criticise Gaelic society"
"Granuaile used men to achieve her political ends"
Donnchadh Ó Corráin, Lecturer in Medieval Irish History, University College Cork
"The Crown attempted to suppress the Bardic poets"
"Gaelic culture was not introverted and backward looking"
"Gaelic society embraced contemporary European culture"
Professor Fergus Kelly, School of Celtic Studies, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies
"Brehon law supported restorative justice"
"Brehon law did not give women equal rights"
"Brehon law had no concept of constitutional law"
Dr. Katharine Simms, Lecturer in Medieval history, Trinity College Dublin
"The Derrick prints depicted the Irish as barbarous"
"Ulster peasants lost out when Gaelic Ireland collapsed"
"Aristocratic women were often beaten by their husbands"