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Pre-Norman fortification in eleventh and twelfth-century Ireland
(Publications du CRAHM, Château Gaillard, Université de Caen, 2012)
This paper examines the evolution of fortification in Connacht during the 11th and 12th centuries, prior to the arrival of theAnglo-Normans to Ireland in 1169. Our main argument is that Irish fortresses of the period, while ...
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 ...
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 ...
Rindoon Castle, Co. Roscommon: a border castle on the Irish frontier.
(Publications du CRAHAM, Château Gaillard, Université de Caen., 2014)
Rindoon Castle controlled and dominated one of the best harbours along the Shannon. It was argued that a pre-Norman promontory fort never existed at Rindoon. Instead, it is suggested that these earthworks represent the ...
Ballinderry Crannóg No. 2, Co. Offaly: the Later Bronze Age
(Wordwell Limited in association with the Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland, 1997)
A reconsideration of the later Bronze Age horizon at Ballinderry No. 2 where the Harvard Archaeological Mission uncovered a substantial rectangular wooden building. A case is made for the former existence of a second such ...
Ollamh, biatach, comharba: lifeways of Gaelic learned families in medieval and early modern Ireland
(Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 2015)
[No abstract available]
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 ...
Revealing hidden details of the ancient landscape at Newgrange, Brugh na Bóinne World Heriatge Site, Co. Meath
(Meath Archaeological and Historical Society, 2009)
[No abstract available]
The geophysial survey of the M3 toll-motorway corridor: a prelude to Tara's destruciton?
(Meath Archaeological and Historical Society, 2005)
The geophysical survey of the ‘emerging preferred route’ of the M3 toll-motorway through the Tara/Skryne valley has identified a wealth of new archaeological monuments. Still greater numbers of sites have come to light ...
A reassembly of the monumental fragments in Dowth townland and their significance as an integral part of the prehistoric numinous precince of Brú na Bóinne, Co. Meath.
(Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland, 2015)
This article explores the early prehistory of Dowth townland and advances a reinterpretation of its surviving archaeological fragments against the contextual backdrop of Newgrange, Knowth and the greater Brú na Bóinne ...