St. Kevin: Hermit & Medieval Saint

Image of St Kevin and the blackbirds from a 13th century English manuscript of Giraldus Cambrensis, Topographia Hiberniae, British Library MS Royal 13 B VIII.

The OPW in association with the Glendalough Heritage Forum is delighted to present this talk by Edel Bhreathnach from The Discovery Programme @ 7.00 pm in the Glendalough Visitor Centre. Free of Charge. All are welcome to attend.

Dr Edel Bhreathnach was appointed Chief Executive Officer of The Discovery Programme in April 2013 She was recently awarded a fellowship at All Souls College, Oxford for Michaelmas Term 2016 where she will work on a monograph about Monasticism in Ireland AD900 to 1300. Edel is a medieval historian and Celtic scholar who has worked throughout her career on multidisciplinary projects including as Research Fellow of The Discovery Programme’s Tara Research Project, Academic Project manager of the UCD Mícheál Ó Cleirigh Institute for Irish History & Civilization, as Principal Investigator of the INSTAR Mapping Death project ( and as Co-Investigator of the Monastic Ireland Landscape and Settlement project (

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