Swift (Catherine)

Swift (Catherine): Tírechán’s motives in compiling the Collectanea: an alternative interpretation.
In Ériu 45 (1994), pp. 53–82.
1. Tírechán’s aims in compiling the Collectanea: the established position; 2. The diverse nature of Patrician tradition; 3. Tírechán’s attitude to Armagh; 4. The ‘great church of Patrick’ associated with Conall m. Néill; 5. Loíguire’s control over Connacht as portrayed in the Collectanea; 6. The political context within which the Collectanea was written.
Swift (Cathy): John O’Donovan and the framing of early medieval Ireland in the nineteenth century.
In Bullán 1/1 (Spring, 1994), pp. 91–103.
Swift (Cathy): Dating Irish grave slabs: the evidence of the annals.
In From the isles of the North (1995), pp. 245–249.
Swift (Cathy): Pagan monuments and Christian legal centres in early Meath.
In RíM 9/2 (1996), pp. 1–29.
Swift (Cathy J.) (revr.): Tara: a select bibliography.
In RíM 9/3 (1997), pp. 12–27.
Review article of: Tara: a select bibliography, by Edel Bhreathnach (Dublin: RIA, 1995).
Swift (Catherine): Ogam stones and the earliest Irish Christians.
MM ser. min., 2. Maynooth: Department of Old Irish, Saint Patrick’s College, 1997. v + 150 pp. figs. maps.
Rev. by
Jost Gippert, in CMCS 39 (Summer, 2000), pp. 90-93.
Swift (Catherine): Forts and fields: a study of ‘monastic towns’ in seventh and eighth century Ireland.
In JIA 9 (1998), pp. 105–125.
Swift (Cathy): The local context of Óenach Tailten.
In RíM 11 (2000), pp. 24–50.
Swift (Catherine): Óenach Tailten, the Blackwater valley and the Uí Néill kings of Tara.
In Seanchas [Fs. Byrne] (2000), pp. 109–120.
Discusses the role played by óenach Tailten in the overkingship of Tara.
Swift (Catherine): Irish monumental sculpture: the dating evidence provided by linguistic forms.
In Pattern and purpose in Insular art (2001), pp. 49–60.
Etchingham (Colmán), Swift (Catherine): Early Irish church organization: the case of Drumlease and the Book of Armagh.
In Breifne 9/37 (2001), pp. 285–313.
1. Drumlease and the Additamenta, by C. Etchingham; 2. Drumlease and Tírechán, by. C. Swift.
Swift (Catherine): Ogam stones in Sligo and their context.
In A celebration of Sligo (2002), pp. 127–140.
Swift (Catherine): The gods of Newgrange in Irish literature and Romano-Celtic tradition.
In Stones and bones (2003), pp. 53–63.
Swift (Catherine): Sculptors and their customers: a study of Clonmacnoise grave-slabs.
In Clonmacnoise studies 2 (2003), pp. 105–123.
Etchingham (Colmán), Swift (Catherine): English and Pictish terms for brooch in an 8th-century Irish law-text.
In Medieval archaeology 48 (2004), pp. 31–49.
On the reference in Bretha nemed toísech (in CIH vi 2223.18-23) to brooches as pledges and the significance of the use of loaned terminology (briar from Old English and catit/cartait from Pictish) in this legal passage.
Swift (Catherine): St. Patrick, Skerries and the earliest evidence for local church organization in Ireland.
In The island of St. Patrick (2004), pp. 61–78.
Swift (Catherine): Brigit, Patrick, and the kings of Kildare, A.D. 640-850.
In Kildare history and society (2006), pp. 97–128.
On the patronage of Brigit’s monastic settlement and dynastic politics in early Leinster.
Swift (Cathy): Old Irish for archaeologists: an interdisciplinary perspective.
In Fs. Hamlin (2006), pp. 409–413.
Swift (Catherine): Welsh ogams from an Irish perspective.
In Ireland and Wales in the Middle Ages (2007), pp. 62–79.
Swift (Catherine): Early Irish priests within their own localities.
In Tome [Charles-Edwards studies] (2011), pp. 29–40.
Swift (Catherine): Interlaced scholarship: genealogies and genetics in twenty-first-century Ireland.
Swift (Catherine): Taxes, trade and trespass: the Hiberno-Norse context of the Dál Cais empire in Lebor na cert.
In Lebor na cert (2013), pp. 34–61.
Swift (Catherine): Sex in the civitas: early Irish intellectuals and their vision of women.
In Constructing gender in medieval Ireland (2013), pp. 39–56.
Discusses the role of women in early medieval Irish society as depicted by canon lawyers and authors of vernacular literature.
Swift (Catherine): John O’Donovan and Thomas le Keu: preliminary comments on processes of Anglicisation in Irish surnames.
In NMAJ 55 (2015), pp. 79–87.
Swift (Catherine): Follow the money: the financial resources of Diarmait Mac Murchada.
Swift (Catherine): Celtic berserkers and feeble steersmen: Hiberno-Scandinavian military culture in Middle Irish literature.
In The Vikings in Ireland and beyond (2015), pp. 451–469.
Swift (Cathy): Chivalry, Saracens and the chansons de geste of Brian Boru.
In Medieval Dublin 15 (2016), pp. 119–140.
Swift (Catherine): An investigation of the word oireachtas in modern and medieval Ireland and its economic role in earlier periods.
In StH 43 (2017), pp. 1–24.