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Building the ultimate Library of Irish archaeology and history. Part III: The Irish Antiquarians

[** If you like this post, please make a donation to the IR&DD project using the secure button at the end. If you think it is interesting or useful, please re-share via Facebook, Google+, Twitter etc. To help keep the site in operation, please use the amazon search portal at the end of the post - each purchase earns a small amount of advertising revenue**] 'The Wilde Iresche' frontispiece from Borlase's  The dolmens of Ireland , Vol. 1 George Petrie was many things – a vastly talented musician, painter, and antiquarian. In the latter guise he’s chiefly remembered for The ecclesiastical architecture of Ireland, anterior to the Anglo-Norman invasion; comprising an essay on the origin and uses of the round towers of Ireland, which obtained the gold medal and prize of the Royal Irish Academy (1845). It was among the first papers to seriously examine the Irish round tower and put its study on the firm bases of logical discussion and rational observation. On a

Archaeology in Social Media | Chronicles 17

Hello & welcome to this, my 17th excursion into the land of archaeological and historical papers available on the site. This edition is a bit of a Jim O’Neill fest … he’s written extensively on Hugh O’Neill and his world and has spent some time uploading PDF copies to the internet … I think they’re excellent and well worth the time to explore and enjoy ... so, go … read, enjoy! James O'Neill: Doctoral Thesis: Irish warfare in the age of the Military Revolution: the ‘Nine Years War’, 1593-1603 James O'Neill: Maguire, MacBaron and Henry Duke’s crackers: the Battle of the Ford of the Biscuits, 7 August 1594 James O'Neill: The women of Tyrone's Rebellion James O'Neill: ‘Wonderfully altered from their Irish manner of arms’: the Battle of Clontibret, 27 May 1595 James O'Neill: Gaelic primitivism? Give it a rest. The Nine Years War (1593-1603) and the zenith of native Irish military power James O'Neill: Before Bartlett: Hugh O