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Emania Vol.19, Focus on Navan (2002)

Emania Vol.19, Focus on Navan (2002)


Emania Vol.19, 2002

Bulletin of the Navan Research Group

Focus on Navan

Emania is the premier interdisciplinary journal publishing original research on Ireland’s Celtic past. The main focus of the journal is on the Ulster Cycle of tales, the ancient ‘Royal Sites’ of Ireland and the archaeology and environment of Ireland in the period from the Late Bronze Age until the Early Medieval period.

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Wolves in Ireland – A natural and cultural history – Kieran Hickey


‘A fascinating overview of the wolf in Ireland through the ages. Hickey redresses the demonization of this iconic animal.’ – Ciaran Mc Mahon, Team leader, Dublin zoo

Kieran Hickey is a lecturer in the Department of Geography, NUI Galway. He is the author of Deluge: Ireland’s weather disasters, 2009–2010 (Open Air, 2010).

Ballynacarrigy, Sonna & Emper- History, Heritage & Community By Peter WallaceOut of stock

Ballynacarrigy, Sonna & Emper- History, Heritage & Community By Peter Wallace


The Ballynacarrigy, Sonna and Emper triangle encompasses one of the most historic and beautiful areas in the Midlands and this publication traces the history of the area from earliest times up to the present era.
Major themes such as archaeology, the coming of Christianity, the Normans, the Big House, the Great Famine, sport music and folklore are all described and analysed. The many interesting illustrations add considerably to the appeal of this important and detailed history of a hitherto neglected Westmeath community.
Peter Wallace is a well known local historian and he has been actively involved in the Westmeath Archaeological and Historical Society for many years.

The World of the Galloglass – Seán Duffy (editor)

The World of the Galloglass: Kings, Warlords and Warriors in Ireland and Scotland, 1200-1600

This volume contains the proceedings of a recent Edinburgh conference at which scholars discussed the intersection of Scottish and Irish politics and culture in the later Middle Ages. It was a world epitomized by the neglected figure of the galloglass and several of the papers explore the role of these West Highland dynasties and their rapid proliferation throughout Ireland from the late thirteenth century onwards, but the volume also examines the high politics of Scottish royal involvement in Ireland, and the common culture of Gaeldom, particularly as manifested in the corpus of surviving bardic verse.

Contributors include: Steve Boardman, David Caldwell, Alison Cathcart, Seán Duffy, David Edwards, Wilson McLeod, Kenneth Nicholls, Alasdair Ross, Katharine Simms, and Alex Woolf.


A Celebration Of SligoOut of stock

A Celebration Of Sligo


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


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


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 LandscapesOut of stock

Emania 24 Focus On Mythic Landscapes



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.

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Emania 25 (2020) Focus on Palaeodemographic Dynamics

Bulletin of the Navan Research Group Vol.25


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 (Hardcover)


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.