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The elusive image
It is now possible to identify one symbol in Celtic La Tène art found in Continental Europe and in prehistoric Britain and Ireland that appears to be an expression of a complex religious cosmology. This is the elusive (and ...
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 ...
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 ...
Rathcroghan: a royal site in Connacht
(Journal of Irish Archaeology, 1983)
A short study of the archaeology and mythology of the royal site of Rathcroghan, Co. Roscommon, which formed the basis for the author's monograph (with J. Fenwick and K. Barton) Rathcroghan. Archaeological and Geophysical ...
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
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 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 ...
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 ...