This book describes the crannog of Coolure Demesne, Lough Derravaragh, Co. Westmeath, and places it within its archaeological and landscape setting. The crannog is both a significant and an enigmatic addition to the range of archaeological sites to be found in the Irish midlands and has, until now, received relatively little scholarly attention. Notable for its rich early medieval and medieval artefactual assemblage, significant location and impressive structural form, the site was an obvious candidate for further investigation. Much of this study relates to a primary field season conducted by the authors during the summer of 2004 and funded under the Heritage Council’s archaeological grant scheme of that year. The opportunity to present these preliminary findings in a monograph form has also allowed the authors to reflect more widely on the surrounding landscape. The broader intention is that this publication will form part of an emerging suite of work relating to Lough Derravaragh and its environs specifically and the archaeological landscapes of the early medieval kingdom of Mide more generally.
|Author||Aidan O’Sullivan, Rob Sands and Eamonn P. Kelly, with contributions from Vincent Butler, Penny Johnston and Eileen Reilly|
|Publication Data||Published 2007, paperback, 140pp, 40 colour plates.|
Coolure Demesne crannog, Lough Derravaragh: an introduction to its archaeology and landscapes
- ISBN: 978-1-905569-10-6
- Author(s): Aidan O’Sullivan, Rob Sands and Eamonn P. Kelly, with contributions from Vincent Butler, Penny Johnston and Eileen Reilly
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