Archaeology Ireland

Archived since Autumn 1987 Complete Archive

135 issues

Archaeology Ireland magazine, published every quarter since 1987, 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.

Latest issue

Following the footprints

Marion Dowd, Tamlyn McHugh, Liam Ó hAisibéil and Sam Moore consider a cillín at Ardnaglass Lower, Co. Sligo.



Know your monuments: Monasterboice and Mellifont: why they are different

In this contribution to the Know Your Monuments series, Muiris O’Sullivan and Liam Downey review the difference between the medieval monasteries of Monasterboice and Mellifont in County Louth.



Is the Drumwhinny Bow really a bow?

Stephen Lalor uses an archer’s perspective to assess a purported prehistoric bow fragment in the Ulster Museum.



Lissaniska—location, location, location!

Ed Lyne reports on a watery Kerry ringfort that appears to have had a special function.



A tortuous tale—a new twist on the torcs from ‘Tara’

Mary Cahill and John Ó Néill ask whether the ‘Tara torcs’ were really found at Tara and what happened to them after their discovery.



Hidden profits

Michael Kenny and Jon Stirland discuss a hidden purse of Anglo-Saxon coins from a corn-drying kiln in Haynestown, Co. Louth.



Dressing the Mesolithic Irish

Niamh O’Rourke examines how people might have dressed in Mesolithic Ireland.

Subjects: Archaeology, History

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Archaeology Ireland magazine, published every quarter since 1987, 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.

  • First Issue: Autumn 1987
  • Latest Issue: Spring 2021
  • Issue Count: 135
  • Published: Quarterly
  • ISSN: 2565-6066

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