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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Finn’s Seat: topographies of power and royal marchlands of Gaelic polities in medieval Ireland
(Taylor & Francis, 2017-10-31)
Hill- and mountain-top cairns and mounds in Ireland are often viewed as epiphenomenal features of the medieval landscape. In recent years, research on early medieval ferta, ancestral burial places cited in the legal procedure ...
The landscape features, follies and antiquities of Dowth demesne
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A reappraisal of the archaeological remains in the vicinity of the great passage tomb and manorial village of Dowth, Brú na Bóinne, Co. Meath
(Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland, 2018-03)
This paper presents the results of a programme of archaeological and geophysical field investigation in the immediate environs of the great passage tomb and nearby medieval manorial village of Dowth in Co. Meath. Based on ...
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 ...
Grogan, E. 2008 The Rath of the Synods, Tara, Co. Meath: excavations by Seán P. Ó Ríordáin. Wordwell, Dublin. Pp 172, Figs 49, Pls 7, Tables 4, Hardback, Price 40, ISBN 978-1-905569-24-3
(Meath Archaeological and Historical Society, 2011)
[No abstract available]