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The exilic burial place of a Gaelic Irish community at San Pietro in Montorio, Rome
(Cambridge University Press, 2017-07-27)
This paper presents the findings of a survey of the funerary monuments and burial vault of an exiled community of Gaelic Irish who were interred (1608-23) at San Pietro in Montorio, Rome. The site of their burial and ...
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 ...
Landscape and imagination: towards a new baseline for education in a changing world
(UNISCAPE (European Network of Universities for the Implementation of the European Landscape Convention) and Bandecchi & Vivaldi, 2013-05-02)
This publication constitutes the proceedings of an international conference, Landscape and Imagination: Towards a New Baseline for ducation in a hanging World (Paysage et Invention: évolution des enseignements dans un ...
The sacral landscape of Tara: a preliminary exploration
In a preliminary exploration of the Tara landscape, this article examines features of the land between the twin hills of Tara and of Skreen, a broad valley through which flows the Gabhra river and now crudely divided by ...
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 ...
Ollamh, biatach, comharba: lifeways of Gaelic learned families in medieval and early modern Ireland
(Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 2015)
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Where worlds meet. Two Irish prehistoric mountain-top ‘villages’
(Università di Macerata, 2015)
Mountains and high ground are often venerated as special places. It is their enigmatic quality as high places, their prominence and permanence in both the mental and physical landscapes that draws us to them. In the ...
The symbolism of zoomorphic penannular brooches
Exploration of the zoomorphic and Christian symbolism on zoomorphic penannular brooches (5th to 7th centuries AD). It is suggested that the underlying symbol of a bi-cephalic zoomorph has meanings that are not intrinsically ...
Fortification in the North (1200 -1600)
(Aarhus University Press, 2011-11)
This paper looks at different types of fortification used across north-west Europe between the twelfth and early seventeenth centuries. These incude castles, town walls, artillery fortifications, linear fortifications, ...