The town in medieval Ireland in the light of recent archaeological excavations is the sixth volume in the series ‘Research Papers in Irish Archaeology’. Essays by professional archaeologists, historians, geographers and illustrators shine a light on the medieval archaeological heritage of more than twenty of Ireland’s historic urban spaces. Some of the papers provide a fascinating synopsis of the results of excavations and surveys at towns such as Castledermot, Enniscorthy, Inistioge, Navan, New Ross and Wexford. Others focus on research carried out at a particular site or building within a key medieval town (Carlow, Drogheda, Ferns, Kildare, Kilkenny, Kilmallock and Mullingar). Less-well-known deserted medieval settlements on the shores of Lough Key and Lough Ree (Co. Roscommon) are showcased in two further contributions, while there are also papers on Ardreigh, Athy, Dungarvan and Fethard, and an essay looking at the broader picture of the European Historic Towns Atlas project and archaeology.
It is envisaged that this book will improve awareness, understanding and appreciation of Ireland’s urban heritage at both professional and popular levels. It will be of interest to academics, communities, schools, local societies, policy-makers, planners and members of the public. By shining a light on the importance of our medieval towns this volume will contribute to their protection, preservation and promotion. It will also facilitate better decision-making regarding the management of these towns, and enhance the tourist experience. The places covered by the volume are variously of local, regional or national importance; some are of international significance.
The town in medieval Ireland in the light of recent archaeological excavations
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