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Proceedings of the RIA 121C now available in print and online

17 November 2021

Covering bloodletting, prehistoric hillforts, women in war and much more.

The latest Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy (volume 121) is now available in print edition and online. The quality of contributions to the volume illustrates the journal’s status as a leading outlet for research in Irish archaeology, history, literature and related disciplines. The volume offers a wide chronological span from early prehistory to the early twentieth century, covering disparate themes like bloodletting from medieval to modern times; the re-excavation of Alice and Gwendoline Cave in county Clare; the medieval archaeology and history of major ecclesiastical sites; the role and experience of women during the Nine Years War; the circulation of English ceramics in Ireland in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and the significance of the work of Percy Ludgate, Ireland's first computer designer. The table of contents listed below includes links to three papers made available Open Access through the Read and Publish agreement between the Academy and IReL.

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1. Editorial 
Tomás Ó Carragáin

2. Revisiting Alice and Gwendoline Cave, Co. Clare: new light on the 1902 excavations 
Marion Dowd, James Bonsall, Thorsten Kahlert, Rory Connolly and Chris Stimpson

3. Palynological investigation of a later Bronze Age copper mine at Derrycarhoon in south-west Ireland [OPEN ACCESS]
Kevin Kearney and William O'Brien

4. Locating historical Dún Bolg and the early medieval landscape of Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow 
James O'Driscoll and Patrick Gleeson

5. The churches of Monasterboice and the layout of the site 
Conleth Manning

6. The history and provenance of two early medieval crosiers ascribed to Clonmacnoise 
Griffin Murray

7. Forming an episcopal see and an Augustinian foundation in medieval Ireland: the case of Ferns, Co. Wexford
Edel Bhreathnach and Ger Dowlin

8. Therapeutic bloodletting in Ireland from the medieval period to modern times  [OPEN ACCESS]
Pierce A. Grace

9. Spouses, spies and subterfuge: the role and experience of women during the Nine Years War (1593–1603)
James O'Neill

10. Hedgehogs in Cavan; Wolfes in Dublin: selling English ceramics in Ireland, c. 1770–1850 
Toby Barnard

11. Percy Ludgate (1883–1922), Ireland's first computer designer  [OPEN ACCESS]
Brian Coghlan, Brian Randell, Paul Hockie, Trish Gonzalez, David McQuillan and Reddy O'Regan

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