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Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy Volume 121, 2021 (Print Copy)

by Tomás Ó Carragáin
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Published date

09 May 2022

Frequency: 1 Annually

ISSN: 0035-8991

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Edited by: Tadhg Ó hAnnracháin and Tomás Ó Carragáin

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. Editorial (pp. i-iii)
Tomás Ó Carragáin

2. Revisiting Alice and Gwendoline Cave, Co. Clare: new light on the 1902 excavations (pp. 1-53)
Marion Dowd, James Bonsall, Thorsten Kahlert, Rory Connolly, Chris Stimpson

3. Palynological investigation of a later Bronze Age copper mine at Derrycarhoon in south-west Ireland (pp. 55-90) OPEN ACCESS
Kevin Kearney, William O'Brien

4. Locating historical Dún Bolg and the early medieval landscape of Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow (pp. 91-124)
James O'Driscoll, Patrick Gleeson

5. The churches of Monasterboice and the layout of the site (pp. 125-155)
Conleth Manning

6. The history and provenance of two early medieval crosiers ascribed to Clonmacnoise (pp. 157-189)
Griffin Murray

7. Forming an episcopal see and an Augustinian foundation in medieval Ireland: the case of Ferns, Co. Wexford (pp. 191-226)
Edel Bhreathnach, Ger Dowling

8. Therapeutic bloodletting in Ireland from the medieval period to modern times (pp.  227-248) OPEN ACCESS
Pierce A. Grace

9. Spouses, spies and subterfuge: the role and experience of women during the Nine Years War (1593–1603) (pp. 249-272)
James O'Neill

10. Hedgehogs in Cavan; Wolfes in Dublin: selling English ceramics in Ireland, c. 1770–1850 (pp. 273-301)
Toby Barnard

11. Percy Ludgate (1883–1922), Ireland's first computer designer (pp. 303-332) OPEN ACCSS
Brian Coghlan, Brian Randell, Paul Hockie, Trish Gonzalez, David McQuillan, Reddy O'Regan 

About the author

Tomás Ó Carragáin

Dr Ó Carragáin is a graduate of UCC and the University of York and joined the staff of the Archaeology Department, UCC, in 2002. His research is focused on the archaeology of early medieval Ireland and its European context (c. AD 400-1200). Among other subjects, he has published widely on the archaeology of Christianisation, archaeological approaches to ritual practice including pilgrimage, early medieval architecture and sculpture, the archaeology of territories and boundaries and the relationship between material culture and social memory. He is a Member of the Royal Irish Academy (MRIA) and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, London (FSA).