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The prehistoric archaeology of Ireland
(Galway University Press, 1998)
The first edition of The Prehistoric Archaeology of Ireland was published by Galway University Press (now no more) in 1998. This comprehensive survey of Irish prehistory is still a useful work of reference. This is a proof ...
The Funerary Bowls and Vases of the Irish Bronze Age
(Galway University Press, 1993)
This illustrated corpus of pottery from burial contexts in Bronze Age Ireland c. 2500-1500 BC was prepared by John Waddell with the assistance of Breandán Ó Ríordáin and the National Museum of Ireland. It includes a study ...
The Celticization of the West: an Irish perspective
It is argued that the emergence of a Celtic language in Ireland was the culmination of a long process of social and economic interaction at an elite level between Ireland and Britain, and between these islands and adjacent ...
Continuity, cult and contest
(Four Courts Press, 2011)
The degree to which pagan traditions influenced early medieval Irish literature has been the subject of some debate. The phrase a window on the Iron Age once encapsulated a view that epic tales in particular depicted a ...
Geophysical Survey at Rathcroghan 2010-2012
(Navan Research Group, 2016)
Following an extensive programme of geophysical survey at Rathcroghan published in 2009, five hitherto unexplored areas were surveyed using magnetic gradiometry in 2010–12. In an area south of Oweynagat a faint circular ...
The elusive image
It is now possible to identify one symbol in Celtic La Tène art found in Continental Europe and in prehistoric Britain and Ireland that appears to be an expression of a complex religious cosmology. This is the elusive (and ...
The Irish Sea in Prehistory
(Journal of Irish Archaeology, 1992)
The role of the Irish Sea in the study of past contacts between Ireland and Britain is reviewed. Analysis of a selection of distribution maps relating to the period c. 4000 B.C. to c. 500 B.C. suggests the possibility of ...
The Bronze Age Burials of Ireland
(Galway University Press, 1990)
A county-by-county survey of Irish Bronze Age burials recorded up to the mid 1980s
Rathcroghan, Co. Roscommon: where the Táin Bó Cúailnge began
(Archaeology Ireland Heritage Guide No. 44, 2009)
A summary account of the royal site of Rathcroghan famous in early Irish epic literature as the seat of Queen Maeve and the place where the great cattle raid of Cooley began. Rich in legend and archaeology, this account ...
Excavation at 'Dathi's Mound', Rathcroghan, Co. Roscommon
(Journal of Irish Archaeology, 1988)
The partial excavation of the embanked mound and standing stone known as 'Dathi's Mound' at the royal site of Rathcroghan, Co. Roscommon, confirmed that the mound had been cut from a natural gravel ridge. It also revealed ...