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  • Rathcroghan, Co. Roscommon: where the Táin Bó Cúailnge began 

    Waddell, John (Archaeology Ireland Heritage Guide No. 44, 2009)
    A summary account of the royal site of Rathcroghan famous in early Irish epic literature as the seat of Queen Maeve and the place where the great cattle raid of Cooley began. Rich in legend and archaeology, this account ...
  • Rathcroghan: a royal site in Connacht 

    Waddell, John (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 sacral landscape of Tara: a preliminary exploration 

    Newman, Conor (2011)
    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 ...
  • The Sword in the Stone: previously unrecognised archaeological evidence of ceremonies of the later Iron Age and early medieval period 

    Newman, Conor (2009)
    Published in G. Cooney et al. (eds), Relics of Old Decency: archaeological studies in later prehistory. Festschrift for Barry Raftery (Wordwell, Dublin, 2009), 425-36, this is a proof copy of an introduction to on-going ...
  • The symbolism of zoomorphic penannular brooches 

    Newman, Conor; Burke, Sandra (2013)
    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 ...
  • Tal-y-Llyn and the nocturnal voyage of the sun 

    Waddell, John (2012)
    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 ...
  • Where worlds meet. Two Irish prehistoric mountain-top ‘villages’ 

    Bergh, Stefan (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 ...