By Daibhi O Croinin
During this first quantity of the Royal Irish Academy's multi-volume a brand new heritage of eire a variety of nationwide and foreign students, in each box of analysis, have produced reports of the archaeology, artwork, tradition, geography, geology, heritage, language, legislations, literature, track, and similar issues that come with surveys of all earlier scholarship mixed with the most recent examine findings, to supply readers the 1st actually entire and authoritative account of Irish heritage from the sunrise of time all the way down to the arrival of the Normans in 1169. integrated within the quantity is a finished bibliography of all of the issues mentioned within the narrative, including copious illustrations and maps, and an intensive index.
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678/80 denotes alternative dates for a specific event. 678 Â 680 denotes the period within which a specific event, which cannot be more precisely dated, occurred. Some footnotes give the full pagination of an article (or similar source) and also draw attention to specific pages within it. g. ‘pp 157–75: 163–4’. Annals are frequently cited with reference to a date, rather than to pages in any particular edition of the text. g. ’ (a reference to the edition specified above). INTRODUCTION Prehistoric and early Ireland T.
Galway: the church prior to restoration. The stones of the roof give the impression of simulating shingles (wooden tiles) Gallarus Oratory, Co. Kerry The so-called ‘Church of St Columba’, Kells, Co. Meath. Photo: Bord Fa´ilte – Irish Tourist Board Early stone church at Fore, Co. Westmeath, with characteristic antae and lintelled doorway The interior of Trinity Church, Glendalough, Co. Wicklow, showing the chancel; one of the earliest examples of arch architecture in Ireland Temple Bene´n on Inismo´r, Aran Islands, Co.
Offaly (a–b), and Lagore, Co. Meath (c). After Edwards, Archaeology early med. Ire. 29 Antler combs from (a–d) Lagore, Co. Meath; (e–f) Knowth, Co. Meath. After Edwards, Archaeology early med. Ire. 30 Clay moulds from the crannog at Moynagh Lough, Co. Meath. Drawing by courtesy of John Bradley 31 Souterrain pottery from (a) Dundrum Sandhills, Co. Down; (b) Lough Faughan, Co. Down; (c) Nendrum, Co. Down; (d) Moylarg, Co. Antrim; (e–f) Ballymacash, Co. Antrim; (g) Lissue, Co. Antrim; and (h) Hillsborough Fort, Co.