WCHF is pleased to announce that Professor Terry Barry will contribute to our inaugural event. Terry Barry is Professor Emeritus in Medieval History at Trinity College Dublin. His main interests lie in understanding the settlements of the Normans who conquered England after 1066 and Ireland after 1169. He is currently working on a book that investigates the historic landscapes around Norman castles in Europe. In his presentation to the Festival, he will be discussing mediaeval tower houses in Ireland and elsewhere and helping to set the form, as we see it in West Cork, in its wider context.