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Pack Of 6 Celtic Mythology Greeting CardsOut Of Stock

Pack Of 6 Celtic Mythology Greeting Cards

10.00

Pack of Six Celtic Mythology Greeting Cards depicting Tír na nÓg, The Children of Lir, Queen Medb, Étaín and Midir, Deirdre of the Sorrows and Cúchulainn.

An ideal gift for mythology enthusiasts.

Image on the front, text on the back, blank on the inside for your message.

Format 5×7. Individually sealed with envelopes.

Remembering St.Comán - Patron Saint Of Ros Comáin

Remembering St.Comán – Patron Saint Of Ros Comáin

20.00

Remembering St. Comán – Patron Saint of Ros Comáin by Noel Hoare. This book traces the legacy of St. Comán across the centuries, and in so doing sheds light on generations of Roscommon people.

This is a comprehensive historical, archaeological and folklore-based study carried out by amateur historian Noel Hoare, where no stone was left unturned as he sought to bring the story of St. Comán and his importance in Co. Roscommon to light. A must have for anyone interested in Roscommon and it’s origins.

Rindoon Castle And Deserted Medieval Town - A Visitors GuideOut Of Stock

Rindoon Castle And Deserted Medieval Town – A Visitors Guide

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The town and castle of Rindoon were founded in 1227 as a royal Anglo-Norman borough and fortress on the sometimes turbulent frontier between the Anglo- Norman colony in Ireland and a region controlled by the Irish O’Conor kings of Connacht.

The well preserved remains at Rindoon are regarded as being one of the most important medieval complexes still standing in Britain and Ireland. It is, also, without doubt one of the finest examples in Europe of a deserted medieval town.

The deserted town and castle of Rindoon are situated on the peninsula of St. John’s Point, which runs out south eastwards from the western, Connacht shore of Lough Ree.

It is hoped that this guidebook will provide not only information, but enjoyment for those who visit Rindoon and St. John’s Point. Its detailed nature will hopefully also make it a contribution to the ongoing academic research currently being carried out on Ireland’s medieval towns, castles, abbeys and priories.

Roscommon Abbey - A Visitors Guide By Kieran O'Conor and Brian Shanahan

Roscommon Abbey – A Visitors Guide By Kieran O’Conor and Brian Shanahan

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“In ‘Roscommon Abbey: A Visitor’s Guide’ Dr. Kieran O’Conor and Brian Shanahan chart the history and architectural development of Roscommon Abbey from the mid-thirteenth century onwards.

The full colour illustrated guidebook has chapters called: Ecclesiastical activity at Roscommon before the Dominicans; Who were the Dominicans? The foundation of the priory in 1253; the subsequent history of the priory; the siting of the priory; the physical remains at Roscommon priory today; a tour of the thirteenth-century priory and a tour of the fifteenth century priory.

The guidebook also includes two detailed historical reconstruction drawings by Daniel Tietzsch Tyler and a box text by Colmán Ó Clabaigh OSB outlining a typical day in the life of a Dominican Friar in medieval Ireland.”

‘Authors: Dr Kieran O’Conor is a lecturer in archaeology in NUI, Galway. Brian Shanahan worked in the Medieval Rural Settlement project with the Discovery Programme.’

Roscommon Castle - A Visitors Guide By Margaret Murphy and Kieran O'Conor

Roscommon Castle – A Visitors Guide By Margaret Murphy and Kieran O’Conor

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“In Roscommon Castle a Visitor’s Guide Margaret Murphy and Kieran O’Conor chart the history and architectural development of Roscommon Castle from the mid-thirteenth century onwards. The full colour illustrated guidebook has chapters called: The History of the Castle, The Siting of the Castle, A tour of the Late Thirteeneth-Century Castle, The Late Medieval O’Conor Occupation and A Tour of the Late Sixteenth-Century Castle. The guidebook also includes two detailed historical reconstruction drawings by Daniel Tietzsch Tyler.

This guidebook is intended to be a comprehensive guide for visitors to Roscommon castle, as well as a point of reference for academics and local historians. Historic Reconstruction Drawings used in the guidebook intended to give the visitor an impression of what the castle may have been like in the thirteenth and sixteenth centuries.”

“Authors: Dr Kieran O’Conor is a lecturer in archaeology in NUI, Galway. Margaret Murphy MA graduated from NUIG in 2002, after writing her Masters Dissertation on the subject of Roscommon Castle. She wrote the guidebook based on the findings of her Masters. She works as a freelance archaeologist and lives in Galway.”

Royal Inauguration In Gaelic Ireland C.1100 - 1600: A Cultural Landscape Study (Studies In Celtic History)Out Of Stock

Royal Inauguration In Gaelic Ireland C.1100 – 1600: A Cultural Landscape Study (Studies In Celtic History)

60.00

This investigation considers the places on the Irish landscape where open-air Gaelic royal inauguration assemblies were held in the period c. 1100-1600. Specially designated inauguration sites played an important role in the political life of Gaelic lordships in later medieval Ireland.

Gaelic ruling families often appropriated prehistoric ritual landscapes for their royal assemblies in order to attach the pedigree of a royal candidate to an illustrious past; such sites might be an alleged burial place of an eponymous ancestor or a legendary heroic figure, or an ancient landscape associated with renowned events.

This study of their physical appearance, place-names, and geographical and historical contexts ranges over all the archaeological sites identified as inauguration places – enclosures, sepulchral mounds, natural places, ringforts and churches, and associated inauguration furniture in the form of leaca and stone thrones, basin stones and sacred trees.

Irish royal assembly places and practices are viewed in relation to sites elsewhere in Britain and greater Europe, and the circumstances that brought about the ending of the Gaelic practice of inauguration are also considered.

Author – Elizabeth Fitzpatrick

Sliabh Bán - A Historical Journey

Sliabh Bán – A Historical Journey

20.00

Covering a large swathe of the eastern part of the county, ‘Sliabh Bán, A Historical Journey’, is a 470-page volume which chronicles the lives and times of generations past who lived on and around the rugged mountain.

This publication is the culmination of twenty years of research and writing by Henry Owens of Lismehy. He has been assisted in recent years by Mike Lennon, now Dublin-based, but who grew up in Corbohill.

 

Sligo Field Club Journal Vol.1

Sligo Field Club Journal Vol.1

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Sligo Field Club was 70 years old in 2015 and to celebrate the occasion it has published the first volume of what it hopes will be an annual journal. There are 15 articles covering a period of 5,000 years.

Topics included:

  • Megalithic tombs of Sligo
  • Early Christian sites and early roads
  • The symbolism of Griffins
  • Folklore on the source of the Moy
  • The Spanish Armada and Sligo business history
  • The Jalandhar Mutiny
  • Barytes mining and aspects of the natural world such as ornithology, butterflies and moths.

Sligo Field Club Journal Vol.6

20.00

The sixth instalment of the Sligo Field Club Journal, 2020.

List of contents; Martin Wilson – Presidential, Martin A. Timoney – Editorial.

Don C.F. Cotton – Peat and wood deposits along the seashore of Co. Sligo, Martin A. Timoney – Early Bronze Age Cist Grave, Moylough, 1928, Martin A. Timoney – Imitative Fert Burials, Knocknashammer, Brian Lacey – Cúl Dreimne, Drumcliff and Colum Cille, Jim Higgins – Some County Sligo Rood Lofts, Jim Higgins -Medieval Men in Feathered Suits at Sligo Abbey, Conor MacHale – Ó Dubhda Family of Sligo, Eamonn P. Kelly – Antiquarian Research in Co. Sligo, Eamonn P. Kelly – Battle of Moytura and the Enchanted Forge, John McKeon – Lord Palmerston’s Sligo Town Properties, Peter Henry – Some Sligo-related Armorial Bookplates, John Mullaney – V.E. Day 2020, Conchubhar Ó Crualaoich – Monasterredan: How Looks Can Deceive, Harry Keaney – Field-names ‘Sketch the Land in Language’, Ben Healy – God-out-of-the-Bottle, Rory Callagy – Remembering Des Smith.

 

Sligo Field Journal Vol.2

Sligo Field Journal Vol.2

20.00

Contents include:

  • Bunduff Four-poster
  • A Sand Dune or Mound
  • Moytara Stone Axheads
  • A Priest, A Cairn and a Bead
  • A Violent Death in Medieval Sligo
  • The Place Name Bradullen
  • Sligo Salt Industry : 1700-1850
  • Map of Sligo Gas Network in 1861
  • Gulls of Sligo Town
  • Dragonflies and Damselflies of Sligo
  • Yeats International Summer School.
Sligo Field Journal Vol.3

Sligo Field Journal Vol.3

15.00

Contents include:

  • A Souterrain in a Midden at Culleenamore
  • A Chair for Dubhaltach Mac Fhir Bhisigh
  • The ‘Poets Chairs’ at Skreen
  • Mac Fhirbhisigh Memorial: unveiling
  • Evidence for Surnames in Sligo Placenames
  • Jones Family, Benada Abbey, Co. Sligo
  • German Perceptions of Sligo: 1850s, Col. W.G. Wood-Martin, 1847 – 1917
  • Marine Debris Along the Sligo Coast
  • Death’s-head Hawk-moth in Co. Sligo
  • An Interview with Jack Flynn.