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Cattle in Ancient and Modern Ireland - Farming Practices, Environment and Economy

Cattle in Ancient and Modern Ireland – Farming Practices, Environment and Economy

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Cattle have been the mainstay of Irish farming since the Neolithic began in Ireland almost 6000 years ago. Cattle, and especially cows, have been important in the life experiences of most Irish people, directly and/or through legends such as the Táin Bó Cuailnge (The Cattle- raid of Cooley). In this book, diverse aspects of cattle in Ireland, from the circumstances of their first introduction to recent and ongoing developments in the management of grasslands – still the main food-source for cattle in Ireland – are explored in thirteen essays written by experts. New information is presented, and several aspects relating to cattle husbandry and the interactions of cattle and people that have hitherto received little or no attention are discussed.

Michael O’Connell is Professor emeritus at the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) where he has been involved in research, teaching and administration for over four decades.

Fergus Kelly is a Senior Professor emeritus in the School of Celtic Studies, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. His main academic interests are in early Irish legal and social history.

​James H. McAdam is an Honorary Professor in the School of Biological Sciences, Queen’s University Belfast and head of the Crops, Grassland and Ecology branch in the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI), Northern Ireland.

A Celebration Of Sligo

A Celebration Of Sligo

25.00

This collection of 34 essays celebrates fifty years of the Sligo Field Club and reflect the interests of its members in the archaeology and environment of County Sligo, Ireland.

A wide variety of subjects are included supported by photographs, illustrations and maps. With contributions from the likes of Stefan Bergh, Mary B. Timoney, Peter Harbison, Catherine Swift, Nollaig Ó Muraíle, Kieran O’Conor, Etienne Rynne and many more, it provides a fascinating insight into Co. Sligo’s past and heritage.

Centenary In Reflection - Historical, Cultural & Social Anthology Inspired By The Momentum Events From The Past Hundred Years To Present Day Through Poetry, Story & Prose

Centenary In Reflection – Historical, Cultural & Social Anthology Inspired By The Momentum Events From The Past Hundred Years To Present Day Through Poetry, Story & Prose

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Centenary in Reflection 2016 Anthology is a momentous is snapshot of global and local history and culture; a space created to review times past, voiced by writers and students locally and internationally.

Provocative words on two world wars, emigration, and reminiscences about ‘how we once lived’ are contained within these pages. The story of how, as a nation re-birthed through the 1916 rebellion, it is that event and the fundamental truths proclaimed in the Proclamation of the Republic that haunts the psyche of our imagination, informing our views about the needs of the present as we rise to the challenges that lie ahead.

‘The Irish Republic is entitled to and hereby claims the allegiance of the Irishman and Irishwoman. The Republic guarantees religious and civil liberty, equal rights and equal opportunities to all its citizens.’

Let the story begin.

​SiarScéal is an annual festival that celebrates the history and culture of the Roscommon environs, through all art forms and media and with the participation of communities and schools. The Festival also hosts the international Hanna Greally Literary Awards.

Dedicated To Sligo

Dedicated To Sligo

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A wide range of authors describe, analyse, interpret and re-interpret parts of the complex understudied, and at times misunderstood, archive of eight thousand years of Co. Sligo’s past.

Drawing on new and exciting knowledge about what Sligo looked like at times in the remote past, the events which changed lifestyles and the products of humble and status craftsmen the authors give us a greater understanding of our county and its place in Ireland’s past and present and they inform us of some inspired intellectual and artistic giants of more recent centuries.

The illustrations draw us out into the Sligo landscape, so richly endowed with the natural beauty, archaeology and history that surrounds us all the days of our lives.

Emania 24 Focus On Mythic Landscapes

Emania 24 Focus On Mythic Landscapes

20.00

Contents

Waddell, John: Equine cults and Celtic goddesses, 5-18.

Hicks, Ronald: The rout of Ailill and Medbh: myth on the landscape, 19-34.

Fenwick, Joe: The late prehistoric ‘Royal Site’ of Rathcroghan, Co. Roscommon: an enduring paradigm of enclosed sacred space, 35-51.

McCarthy, Mike & Curley, Daniel: Exploring the nature of the Fráoch Saga – An examination of associations with the legendary warrior on Mag nAí, 53-62.

Warner, R.B.: Ptolemy’s River Winderis: a corrected identification, a sea-monster and Roman material from the adjacent sandhills, 63-67

Ó Drisceoil, Cóilín & Walsh, Aidan: New radiocarbon dates for the Black Pig’s Dyke at Aghareagh West and Aghnaskew, County Monaghan, 69-79.

Brandherm, Dirk; McSparron, Cormac; Kahlert, Thorsten & Bonsall, James: Topographical and geophysical survey at Knocknashee, Co. Sligo – Results from the 2016 campaign, 81-96.

Wilkinson, Anthony: Knocknashee – Local perceptions, 97-98.

McCafferty, Patrick: The fear of fairy forts: archaeological preservation by plague and superstition, 99-106.

Emania 25 (2020) Focus on Palaeodemographic Dynamics

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Bulletin of the Navan Research Group Vol.25

Contents

McLaughlin, T. Rowan: An archaeology of Ireland for the Information Age, 7-29.
Baillie, Mike & Brown, David M.: Comments on the prehistoric section of McLaughlin’s human activity profiles as deduced from accumulated radiocarbon probabilities, 31-38.
Plunkett, Gill: A palynological perspective on “An archaeology of Ireland for the Information Age”, 39-43.
Cassidy, Lara M.: Sizing it up: a commentary on “An archaeology of Ireland for the Information Age”, 45-52.
Waddell, John: Early demographic ebb and flow in pre-census Ireland, 53-59.
McLaughlin, T. Rowan: A reply to Baillie, Cassidy, Plunkett and Waddell, 61-65.
Warner, Richard B.: Two bronze ‘pins’ from the Navan, Co. Armagh, ritual enclosure: reconciling a chronological enigma, 67-79.
Fenwick, Joe; Daly, Eve & Rooney, Shane: Rathcroghan revisited: a renewed archaeological and geophysical exploration of selected areas of the focal ritual complex, 81-98.
Johnston, Susan A.: New radiocarbon dates for Dún Ailinne, Co. Kildare, and their significance for understanding a ceremonial centre of the Irish Iron Age, 99-111.
Kelly, Eamonn P.: Knock Iveagh and Drumballyroney, Co. Down: investigation of a royal ritual landscape, 113-135.
Ruano, Lucía: Atlantic dwellings in the first millennium BC: a transnational approach to the social organization of space, 137-151.
Brandherm, Dirk; McSparron, Cormac & Boutoille, Linda: Excavations of Late Bronze Age roundhouses at Knocknashee, Co. Sligo: preliminary results from the 2017 campaign, 152-162.

Had Me Made: A Study Of The Grave Memorials Of Co.Sligo From C.1650 To Present

Had Me Made: A Study Of The Grave Memorials Of Co.Sligo From C.1650 To Present

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Full Descriptions of Eighty Memorials from all over Co. Sligo with comparative entries for over 500 memorials which commemorate past loved ones, some, the short and only annals of many a departed soul, others monuments of national importance, together with notices, details and location of the graveyards.

The styles of artwork, the first written description of the Masons of Sligo, who so lovingly carved these monuments, notices of the families commemorated, their lives and properties illustrated by 230 photographs, selected from an archive of 7,000 photographs, rubbings, drawings and a map. Provided to assist the reader in appreciating those memorials and the many other memorials to the dead of Co. Sligo of the last 4 centuries.

Horslips The Táin CD

Horslips The Táin CD

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For the nostalgic among you, this classic album by Horslips is a must for any music collection. Still great after all these years.

Track List – Setanta, Maeves Court, Charolais,The March, You Can’t Fool The Beast, Dearg Doom, Ferdia’s Song, Gae Bolga, Cu Chulainn’s Lament, Faster Than The Hound, The Silver Spear, More Than You Can Chew, The Morrigan’s Dream, Time To Kill.

Jim Lockhart keyboards, flute, whistles, uilleann pipes, vocals. Eamon Carr drums, bodhran, percussion. Barry Devlin bass, vocals. Charles O’Connor fiddle, mandolin, concertina, vocals. Johhny Fean guitar, banjo, vocals.

Lady Of The Lake & Other Short Stories By Richard Golden

Lady Of The Lake & Other Short Stories By Richard Golden

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This collection of nineteen short stories deals with murder, the supernatural, immigration, separation, relationships, love and life. While the stories are set mainly in rural Ireland some inevitably cross the Irish sea. They provide a glimpse of Irish life fast disappearing and range from dark comedy to poignancy.

In ‘Lady of the Lake’ the peace and tranquility of a lakeside village is broken by the murder of a quiet if somewhat inquisitive stranger.

The ticking of an old clock brings back childhood memories of a formidable old woman in ‘Kate the Bush.’

​The short story ‘The Homecoming’ explores the relationship between a father and son against the background of immigration and advancing years.

In ‘A Grave Matter’, Flaherty’s pub is frequented by local drunkards, headers, wasters and anybody else who happens yo be passing by and has the misfortune to call in.

Landscape And History On The Medieval Irish Frontier

Landscape And History On The Medieval Irish Frontier

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Examines one of the most important frontier regions of Europe in the thirteenth century by defining the relationship between Gaelic lords, Anglo-Norman lords, and the medieval environmental landscape of the King’s Cantreds, a space that was both the homeland of O’Conor royal authority from the eighth century and a defined holding of the English kings in the early thirteenth century.

This work offers a new and innovative insight into the history of thirteenth-century Ireland by exploring the interplay between Gaelic lords, Anglo-Norman lords, and the medieval environmental landscape that connected them. Focusing on the king’s cantreds of Roscommon, a space that was both the homeland of the O’Conor royal authority from the eighth century and a defined holding of the English kings from the early thirteenth century.

The book explores the frontier landscape as an active player in its own right within Irish history and discusses the way that both Gaels and Anglo-Normans interacted with, and were in turn influenced by, this environment. This unique approach to Irish history enables the author to step away from the traditional view of a dyadic relationship between Gaelic and Anglo-Norman lords and instead demonstrate that not only did both sides alter and change the environment around them according to their perceptions of their enemies and the threat posed by the land, but that the landscape itself was to play a significant role in shaping and influencing the identities and destiny of its inhabitants.