Book Chapter

Scots and Ulster: the late medieval context



Cathcart A (2009) Scots and Ulster: the late medieval context. In: Scotland and the Ulster plantations Explorations in the British settlements of Stuart Ireland. Dublin: Four Courts Press, pp. 62-83.

Discussions concerning contact between Scotland and Ulster in the late medieval period often begin with the galloglass, Scottish fighting men who migrated to Ireland during the late thirteenth and fourteenth centuries and settled there. It has been argued that the penetration of the east coast of Ulster by a branch of the Clan Donald was more important. This chapter seeks to explore the late medieval background to plantation in Ulster and the Scottish involvement in processes of migration and settlement during the early seventeenth century.

FundersUniversity of Strathclyde
Publication date31/12/2009
Publication date online31/07/2009
PublisherFour Courts Press
Publisher URL…ter-plantations/
Place of publicationDublin

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Professor Alison Cathcart

Professor Alison Cathcart

Professor, History