This book contains essays devoted to the medieval art and architecture of Limerick in the Munster province of South-West Ireland. It underpins the degree to which Irish craftsmen and builders engaged with the rest of Europe, and the nature of their relationship with English practice.
1. Introduction 2. Lordship Beyond the Pale: Munster in the Later Middle Ages 3. A Brief Introduction to Medieval Limerick 4. Patterns of Patronage: Churches, round Towers and the Da´l Cais Kings of Munster (c. 950–1050) 5. Mouthing Obscenities, Christological Typologies? Complexities of Meaning at Dysert O’Dea 6. The Irish Cathedral in the 12th Century: The Dioceses of Limerick and Killaloe 7. Perception and Meaning: Early Gothic Architecture in the Archdiocese of Cashel 8. Mendicant Cloisters in Munster 9. Holycross and the Language of Irish Late Gothic 10. Piety and Politics: Funerary Sculpture in Cashel c. 1500–1640 11. The Larger Castles of Later Medieval Co. Limerick 12. The Tower Houses of Co. Limerick 13. An Introduction to the History and Architecture of Bunratty Castle 14. ‘It would be world famous if it was on an island in the Rhine’: The Stained Glass of Bunratty Castle, Co. Clare 15. The Limerick Crosier and Mitre 16. At the Uttermost Ends of the Earth 17. The Misericords in St Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick: An Additional Note 18. A Tale of Two Crosiers