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    • The Archaeology of Aran 

      Waddell, John (Tír Eolas, Kinvara, 1994)
      The Book of Aran contains chapters on the geology, flora and fauna, archaeology, history and culture of the three Aran Islands, Inis Mór, Inis Meáin and Inis Oírr. Chapter 5 is a detailed account of the islands' archaeology ...
    • The Cave of Crúachain and the Otherworld 

      Waddell, John (2014)
      Oweynagat (Úaimh na gCat), the cave of the cats, is a natural cave with a souterrain attached in the royal site of Rathcroghan, Co. Roscommon. Today it is an inconspicuous monument but is famous in early literature as an ...
    • The Celticization of the West: an Irish perspective 

      Waddell, John (1991)
      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 

      Waddell, John (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 ...
    • The elusive image 

      Waddell, John (Wordwell, 2009)
      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 ...
    • Misinformation, disinformation and downright distortion: the battle to save Tara 1999-2005 

      Newman, Conor (Arlen House, Galway, 2007)
      The routing of a new motorway, the M3, through the valley between the Hill of Tara and Skreen, prompted international controversy. Conor Newman traces the history of a proposal that did irreparable damage to the culturally ...
    • The sacral landscape of Tara: a preliminary exploration 

      Newman, Conor (2011)
      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 ...
    • The Sword in the Stone: previously unrecognised archaeological evidence of ceremonies of the later Iron Age and early medieval period 

      Newman, Conor (2009)
      Published in G. Cooney et al. (eds), Relics of Old Decency: archaeological studies in later prehistory. Festschrift for Barry Raftery (Wordwell, Dublin, 2009), 425-36, this is a proof copy of an introduction to on-going ...
    • Tal-y-Llyn and the nocturnal voyage of the sun 

      Waddell, John (2012)
      The question 'Where does the sun go at night?' may have occupied both prehistoric and Medieval minds. It may be depicted on some Bronze Age and Iron Age metalwork. Proof copy of an article published in W. J. Britnell and ...