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Features Archaeology Ireland Winter 2021
REWRITING THE PAST …
Michelle Comber and Adam Parsons ask whether an artefact from Caherconnell cashel could be the earliest ink pen in Ireland
SUSPECTED FOWL PLAY IN PREHISTORIC ACHILL
Eoin Halpin investigates the function of a submerged stake row on the beach at Dugort, Achill Island
ON THE LINE
Colm Donnelly, Eileen Murphy, Gillian Allmond, Brian Sloan and Alastair Ruffell share the results of an archaeological investigation of a ‘famine road’ in Drummacoorin, Boho, Co. Fermanagh
MAPPING THE LIGHT FANTASTIC AT NEWGRANGE
Frank Prendergast, Clare Tuffy, Sinéad Gargan, John Lalor and Claire Breen shed new light on the solar illumination in the burial chamber on winter solstice
PANIC AT MACDERMOT’S FEAST
Thomas Finan and James G. Schryver seek evidence for a tragic event on Lough Key island
In this contribution to Folklore Focus, Marion Dowd records folk beliefs attached to the well-known early medieval oratory
EXPOSING THE EXHIBITIONISTS
Gary Dempsey and Orla-Peach Power share some observations from the Sheela3D project
KNOCKROE PASSAGE TABMO FRONTIER MONUMENT?
In this contribution to the Know Your Monuments series, Muiris O’Sullivan and Liam Downey discuss the siting of Knockroe passage tomb beside a deep gorge that has acted as a frontier since time immemorial
NOT WELL COVERED
Chris Corlett reveals a Romanesque remnant hiding in plain sight in County Kilkenny