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Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy Volume 115, 2015 (Print Copy) (Special Issue: Food and Drink in Ireland)

by Elizabeth FitzPatrick
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Journal Details

Published date

31 December 2015

Frequency: 1 Annually

ISSN: 0035-8991

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Edited by: Elizabeth Fitzpatrick and James Kelly

Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy is a peer-reviewed journal which publishes original research papers primarily in the fields of archaeology and history, but also welcomes submissions on aspects of culture, including material culture, from the perspectives of other disciplines, as well as submissions in Celtic Studies and literature.

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  1. Preface (pp. vii-x)

    Elizabeth FitzPatrick and James Kelly

  2. Introduction (pp. xi-xix)

    Stephen Mennell, MRIA

  3. ‘Mere food gatherers they, parasites upon nature …’: food and drink in the Mesolithic of Ireland (pp. 1-26)

    Graeme Warren

  4. The molecules of meals: new insight into Neolithic foodways (pp. 27-46)

    Jessica Smyth and Richard P. Evershed

  5. Fulachtaί fia and Bronze Age cooking in Ireland: reappraising the evidence (pp. 47-77)

    Alan Hawkes

  6. ‘He is not entitled to butter’: the diet of peasants and commoners in early medieval Ireland (pp. 79-109)

    Cherie N. Peters

  7. Food plants, fruits and foreign foodstuffs: the archaeological evidence from urban medieval Ireland (pp. 111-166)

    Susan Lyons

  8. The social significance of game in the diet of later medieval Ireland (pp. 167-196)

    Fiona Beglane

  9. ‘Whipt with a twig rod’: Irish manuscript recipe books as sources for the study of culinary material culture, c. 1660 to 1830 (pp. 197-218)

    Madeline Shanahan

  10. The consumption and sociable use of alcohol in eighteenth-century Ireland (pp. 219-255)

    James Kelly

  11. Food and culinary cultures in pre-Famine Ireland (pp. 257-306)

    Regina Sexton

  12. Nutritional decline in post-Famine Ireland, c. 1851–1922 (pp. 307-323)

    Ian Miller

  13. Towards a new domestic architecture: homes, kitchens and food in rural Ireland during the long 1950s (pp. 325-347)

    Rhona Richman Kenneally

  14. Drink and society in twentieth-century Ireland (pp. 349-369)

    Diarmaid Ferriter

  15. Haute cuisine restaurants in nineteenth and twentieth century Ireland (pp. 371-403)

    Máirtín Mac Con Iomaire

  16. Beef with potatoes: food, agriculture and sustainability in modern Ireland (pp. 405-430)

    Frank Armstrong

About the author

Elizabeth FitzPatrick

Elizabeth FitzPatrick is a personal professor in archaeology at the School of Geography and Archaeology, NUI Galway, a director of the Discovery Programme and a fellow of the Royal Society of Antiquaries. Her research and publications concern topographies of power, place-making, landscape and settlement, and concepts of territory, among medieval Gaelic peoples. She has a particular interest in knowledge that can be acquired at the interface of disciplines. Professor FitzPatrick also leads cross-disciplinary publication projects important to Irish identity and cultural life, among them the RIA thematic volumes (with J. Kelly) on Food and drink in Ireland 2016, and Domestic life in Ireland 2011. She was archaeology editor of Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy Section C, 2007-15.