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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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
Ollamh, biatach, comharba: lifeways of Gaelic learned families in medieval and early modern Ireland
(Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 2015)
[No abstract available]
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 ...
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 ...
The prehistoric archaeology of Ireland
(Galway University Press, 1998)
The first edition of The Prehistoric Archaeology of Ireland was published by Galway University Press (now no more) in 1998. This comprehensive survey of Irish prehistory is still a useful work of reference. This is a proof ...
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 ...