L ShinePublic Engagement and Outreach Officer
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Linda works as the Public Engagement and Outreach Officer at the Discovery Programme and her goal is to make the Discovery Programme’s research accessible to as wide an audience as possible. She organises outreach activities in partnership with the communities in which the Discovery Programme carries out its research and also with the schools in those areas. Linda is planning a number of events in 2016 to celebrate the Discovery Programme’s 25 years of research and innovation in Irish Archaeology.

The research for Linda’s MA and PhD focused on medieval rural settlement and cross-cultural interactions and she is interested in anything that could be described as a castle. Linda is a committee member of the Group for the Study of Irish Historic Settlement. She has published a number of papers on the medieval settlement in Ireland and has presented her research at conferences in Ireland and abroad.


Shine, L. 2015 ‘On the edge of the colony: Overk and the Carlow Corridor’. In T. Barry and V. McAlister (eds) Space and Settlement in the middle ages. Dublin: Four Courts Press.

Shine, L. 2014 ‘Frontier settlement in Cavan in the high medieval period’. In J.Cherry and B. Scott (eds) Cavan: History and Society. Dublin: Geography Publications, 127-147.

Shine, L. 2013 ‘Granny castle and its dependent manors: a case-study of late medieval manorial organisation’. Ruralia IX, 263-272

Shine, L. 2004 ‘The manor of Earlstown, county Kilkenny: an interdisciplinary approach’. In J. Lyttleton and T. O’Keeffe (eds) The manor in medieval and early modern Ireland. Dublin: Four Courts Press, 56-62.

Shine, L. 2003 ‘The Cantred of Erley: a case study of manorial organisation’. Old Kilkenny Review, no. 55, 11-25.

Other publications

I was the co-editor of the Bréifne journal for 2013, which included reprints of Oliver Davies articles on the archaeology of county Cavan as well as unpublished site reports compiled by Davies and stored in the National Museum of Ireland’s Monument Files.


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