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Dr. Mark Hennessy
Assistant Professor, Geography


My B.A.(Hons.) and Ph.D. are from the Department of Geography, University College Dublin. In 1984/'85 I was a Research Fellow in the Flinders University of South Australia. I was a Research Assistant in the Departments of Geography and the Medieval History in 1985-1987and Lecturer in Geography in UCD, 1987-1991. I then took up my appointment as Lecturer in Geography in Trinity.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Coxon, P. and Hennessy, M. , The Quaternary of Clare Island: Field Guide, Dublin, IQUA, 2019, 1-173pp Book, 2019

Adapting a medieval urban landscape in nineteenth century Ireland in, editor(s)Anngret Simms and Howard B. Clarke , Lords and Towns in Medieval Europe, Farnham, Surrey, Ashgate, 2015, pp483 - 492, [Mark Hennessy] Book Chapter, 2015

Francis Ludlow, Alexander R Stine, Paul Leahy, Enda Murphy, Paul A Mayewski, David Taylor, James Killen, Michael G L Baillie, Mark Hennessy and Gerard Kiely, Medieval Irish chronicles reveal persistent volcanic forcing of severe winter cold events, 431 - 1649 CE, Environmental Research Letters, 8, 2013, p024035 Journal Article, 2013 URL DOI TARA - Full Text

Administration in, editor(s)H. B. Clarke and Sarah Gearty , Maps and Texts: Exploring the Irish Historic Towns Atlas, Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, 2013, pp152 - 163 , [Mark Hennessy,] Book Chapter, 2013

Making Ireland English in the thirteenth century: the evidence of the Irish Lay Subsidy of 1292 in, editor(s)P. J. Duffy and William Nolan , At the Anvil, Dublin, Geography Publications, 2012, pp81 - 92 , [Mark Hennessy,] Book Chapter, 2012

Medieval Settlement: The Manor of Dowth in, Stefanini, B. and McGlynn, G. , North Meath: Irish Quaternary Association Field Guide, No 29, Dublin: Irish Quaternary Association, 2011, pp84-88 , [Mark Hennessy] Book Chapter, 2011

Mark Hennessy, Mapping power and identity in Early Modern Ireland, Journal of historical Geography, 34, (1), 2008, p153-156 Journal Article, 2008

Mark Hennessy, Howard Clarke and Jacinta prunty (Eds.), Surveying Ireland's Past: multidisciplinary essays in honour of Anngret Simms, Dublin, Geography Publications, 2004, 1 - 802pp Book, 2004

Research Expertise


1. Historical Geography of medieval Ireland. 2. Historical geography of Irish towns and cities. 3. The historical geography of Ireland.


Anglo-Irish relations; Archaeology of medieval Britain and Ireland; Medieval Ireland; Urban and economic history; Urban historical geography



1. Member and former secretary, The Friends of Medieval Dublin

2.Co-Chair of the Dublin Historic Settlement Group 3.Irish National Representative, Permanent European conference for the Study of the Rural Landscape

Awards and Honours

B.A. Postgraduate Scholarship UCD 1981

Australian-European Awards Programme Postgraduate Fellowship. 1984


Member, Geographical Society of Ireland.

Member, Permanent Conference for the Study of the European Rural Landscape

Fellow, Royal Geographical Society