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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 ...
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 ...
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
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 ...
The Archaeology of Aran
(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 ...
Tal-y-Llyn and the nocturnal voyage of the sun
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 ...
The late prehistoric 'Royal Site' of Rathcroghan, Co. Roscommon: An enduring paradigm of enclosed sacred space
(Navan Research Group, 2018)
Rathcroghan (Cruácha), like the other late prehistoric royal sites of Tara (Temair), Co. Meath, Navan Fort (Emain Macha), Co. Armagh, and Knockaulin (Dún Ailinne), Co. Kildare features prominently in the literary imagination ...