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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 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...