Archaeology Ireland magazine, published every quarter since 19987, provides a comprehensive range of articles, news and features. Content covers numerous areas in archaeology including science, art, architecture, history, geography, economics, sociology, anthropology, religion and more. The magazine offers readers a broad range of well-researched, lavishly illustrated articles on a range of topics at an accessible level to all, whether it’s a passing or professional interest. Archaeology Ireland is a key reference guide for students, visitors from abroad, those in the field, and all archaeology fans with an interest in Ireland’s archaeological wonders.
All issues of Archaeology Ireland, from the first one in 1987 to the latest quarterly edition, are now available as digital editions with a fully searchable digital archive, creating an invaluable resource of over 120 issues of well-researched and lavishly illustrated articles, as well as over 80 Heritage Guide supplements that study a range of Irish archaeological sites in fine-combed detail.
When Christy met Sheela
Gary Dempsey and Christy Cunniffe report the discovery of a Sheela-na-gig in County Galway and highlight the importance of field monument advisers.
Pots, phials and potions
Alan R. Hayden describes a unique assemblage from a seventeenth-century Dublin apothecary’s shop.
A monastery among the glens
Matt Seaver, Conor McDermott and Graeme Warren describe ongoing research at the famous monastic complex of Glendalough.
Bouncing beams reveal hidden archaeology
Daniel Curley, John Flynn and Kevin Barton showcase the use of LiDAR in community archaeology projects.
Paul Duffy examines Fingal’s answer to the ‘Rathdown Slab’.
Denis Shine, Stephen Mandal, Chris Hayes and Madeleine Harris describe preliminary results from the ‘Digging the Lost Town of Carrig’ research project in the Irish National Heritage Park.
Dublin’s forgotten fort
Mick Mongey describes investigations at Dungriffin promontory fort, overlooking Dublin Bay.
Know your monuments: Coastal boat-landing features
In this contribution to the Know Your Monuments series, Muiris O’Sullivan and Liam Downey present an overview of the main types of traditional boat-landing features commonplace in coastal areas, and outline the important purposes for which they were employed down the centuries.
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Plus Heritage Guide: VINEGAR HILL, CO. WEXFORD: the last stand of the Wexford rebels of 1798