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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 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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
Memorialising Gaelic Ireland: the curious case of the Ballyshannon fragments and the Irish monuments at San Pietro in Montorio, Rome
(Guildhall Press, 2010)
The burial place of the exiled Irish at San Pietro in Montorio, Rome (Pl. 1), is perhaps the most iconic Irish diaspora funerary site in Europe, not least because the community interred there (1608–23) are found in ...
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 ...
A horrid-nice day at Knowth
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