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  • 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 ...
  • Excavation at 'Dathi's Mound', Rathcroghan, Co. Roscommon 

    Waddell, John (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 ...
  • The Bronze Age Burials of Ireland 

    Waddell, John (Galway University Press, 1990)
    A county-by-county survey of Irish Bronze Age burials recorded up to the mid 1980s
  • Notes on some Irish hanging bowl escutcheons 

    Newman, Conor (Journal of Irish Archaeology, 1990)
    A study of hanging bowl escutcheons from the River Kennet, Wiltshire, Ballinderry and Clonmacnoise, Co. Offaly, published in the Journal of Irish Archaeology 5 (1989-90), 45-48.
  • The Celticization of the West: an Irish perspective 

    Waddell, John (1991)
    It is argued that the emergence of a Celtic language in Ireland was the culmination of a long process of social and economic interaction at an elite level between Ireland and Britain, and between these islands and adjacent ...
  • The Irish Sea in Prehistory 

    Waddell, John (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 

    Ó Ríordáin, Breandán; Waddell, John (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 ...
  • The Archaeology of Aran 

    Waddell, John (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 ...
  • Ballinderry Crannóg No. 2, Co. Offaly: the Later Bronze Age 

    Newman, Conor (Journal of Irish Archaeology, 1997)
    A reconsideration of the later Bronze Age horizon at Ballinderry No. 2 where the Harvard Archaeological Mission uncovered a substantial rectangular wooden building. A case is made for the former existence of a second such ...
  • The Cultural and Environmental Impact of Large Dams in Southeast Turkey 

    Ronayne, Maggie (National University of Ireland, Galway and Kurdish Human Rights Project, 2005)
    This study of the cultural and environmental impacts of large dams in Southeast Turkey brings together evidence from and interviews with people affected by hydroelectric dam projects planned for the Munzur, Tigris and ...
  • Cheques and Balances 

    Waddell, John (Archaeology Ireland, 2005)
  • Misinformation, disinformation and downright distortion: the Battle to Save Tara 1999-2005 

    Newman, Conor (Arlen House, Galway, 2007)
    The routing of a new motorway, the M3, through the valley between the Hill of Tara and Skreen, prompted international controversy. Conor Newman traces the history of a proposal that did irreparable damage to the culturally ...
  • Editorial 

    FitzPatrick, Elizabeth (Royal Irish Academy, 2009)
  • Native Enclosed Settlement and the Problem of the 'Irish Ring-fort' 

    FitzPatrick, Elizabeth (Maney, 2009)
    One of the most sustained monolithic traditions of Irish archaeology is the classification of a wide variety of earthen and stone enclosures (ráth and caisel) as 'ring-forts'. This is an impediment to understanding the ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 elusive image 

    Waddell, John (Wordwell, 2009)
    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 ...
  • Continuity, cult and contest 

    Waddell, John (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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...