Recent Submissions

  • The last kings of Ireland: material expressions of Gaelic lordship c.1300-1400 A.D. 

    FitzPatrick, Elizabeth (Routledge, 2016-04-27)
    During the later medieval period in Ireland, Gaelic lords continued to publicly identify themselves as immediate descendants of kings through carefully chosen elements of material culture. Evocations of Gaelic kingship in ...
  • In the way of development: Tara, the M3 and the Celtic Tiger 

    Newman, Conor (Manchester University Press, 2015-01)
    Examines the context of the decision to construct a motorway through the historical landscape of Tara, touching on the broader issue of the relevance of heritage in contemporary Ireland.
  • Gaelic service kindreds and the landscape identity of Lucht Tighe 

    FitzPatrick, Elizabeth (Cork University Press, 2018-03-06)
    This paper discusses the character of the lands of householders who served the courts of Gaelic lords in later medieval Ireland and how their association with those lands, which were mostly of early medieval royal origin, ...
  • Rindoon Castle, Co. Roscommon: a border castle on the Irish frontier. 

    O'Conor, Kieran; Naessens, Paul; Sherlock, Rory (Publications du CRAHAM, Château Gaillard, Université de Caen., 2014)
    Rindoon Castle controlled and dominated one of the best harbours along the Shannon. It was argued that a pre-Norman promontory fort never existed at Rindoon. Instead, it is suggested that these earthworks represent the ...
  • Pre-Norman fortification in eleventh and twelfth-century Ireland 

    O'Conor, Kieran; Naessens, Paul (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 ...
  • Fortification in the North (1200 -1600) 

    O'Conor, Kieran (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, ...