Irish Historical Consultancy:

As a widely published doctor of medieval history I also offer house histories and other elements of a complete historical consultancy service, such as historical reports for archaeologists and generally in such areas as medieval history, church history, place-name history and other aspects of historical geography. For my expertise in such areas see my publications.

paulmaccotter.comProfessional history services offered:

  • House and property history: trace the history of your home or business premises.
  • Surnames, septs, clans and lineages
  • History of clubs and organizations
  • Place-name studies
  • Parish and landed estate studies
  • Historical spatial studies for archaeology reports
  • Qualified trainer and lecturer
  • General and medieval Irish history


For a Full List of My Publications click here.


Genealogical and historical conferences at which I’ve spoken this recently:

May 2018, ‘The Round Hill at Lismore’ GSIHS conference, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford

June 2018, ‘Pastoral care and the parish in medieval Ireland’, Irish Conference of Medievalists, UCC, Cork

April, 2019, ‘Cartography and place names’, Fermoy Field Club.

June, 2019, ‘Medieval Cashel’, Cashel Heritage Society

August, 2019, ‘Introduction to Irish Genealogical Sources’, Cork Genealogical Society

November 2019, ‘The origins of the parish in Ireland’, Sligo Field Club Conference

March, 2020, ‘Ballincollig and Carrigrohane castles’, Muskerry Local History Society

March, 2020, ‘From Courtmacsherry to Rosscarbery, a little history’, Dunmore Golf Club and Hotel, Clonakilty