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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 ...
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 Cave of Crúachain and the Otherworld
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 ...