What’s in the Spring 2018 issue

 

MAGAZINE CONTENTS SPRING 2018

‘The clovered Irish’

Niall Mac Coitir explores the origins of the shamrock as a symbol of Ireland.


The biography of an axe

Ros Ó Maoldúin and Ed Danaher consider the life story of a Neolithic shale axe, from source to deposition.


An Irish dig Down Under

Susan Arthure describes investigations at a nineteenth-century clachan at Baker’s Flat, South Australia.


Know Your Monuments: Post-medieval marginal farming

Muiris O’Sullivan and Liam Downey outline an indicative perspective of marginal farming in post-medieval Ireland.


Dungarvan’s spare castle

Dave Pollock describes recent investigations at Gallows Hill motte in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford.


Beaches, fields and landing grounds

James O’Neill assesses the concrete and steel defence heritage of the Derry coastline.


Decrypting the dead

René Gapert and James Barry describe the Earls of Barrymore DNA Project in Castlelyons, Co. Cork.


St Willibrord’s Carlow connection

Dermot Mulligan explains links between County Carlow and the patron saint of Luxembourg and the celebration of an unusual pilgrimage tradition.


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News and Net news

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Events

Book news

Museum Piece: The Garryduff Gold Bird


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