Wicklowman Testing Westmeath Waters
Full title: Coolure Demesne Crannog, Lough Derravaragh: an introduction to its archaeology and landscapes
Creator / Author: Aidan O’Sullivan, Rob Sands, Eamonn P. Kelly and contributors.
Item Type / Page count: Book / 139p
When Published: 2007
Publisher / Place of Publication: Wordwell Ltd. / P.O. Box 69, Bray, Co. Wicklow.
About: This book is the result of a Heritage Council-funded project that was conducted mainly during the summer of 2004. The authors investigated the most prominent crannog or lake dwelling at Lough Derravaragh in County Westmeath and have produced a preliminary but detailed report which describes the site and its artefacts and which places it in both its pre-historic and historic context. It may be of interest to note that Lough Derravaragh is the location of the principal events in the ‘Children of Lir’ saga where the children were condemned to live as swans for 300 years.
Chapters: Preface — Acknowledgements – Introduction — Artefact analysis — Dating frameworks and implications — Palaeoenvironmental studies – An island in time: Coolure Demesne Crannog in context — Summary and prospect — Appendices: A: Description of the 2004 investigations — B: Test-pit context descriptions — C: Palaeoenvironmental assesments — D: Catalogue of finds from Lough Derravaragh in the NMI — E: Catalogue of metal-detected finds recovered in 2004 – Catalogue of crannogs found on Lough Derravaragh – Bibliography – Index.
WW Connection #1: Co-author, Aidan O’Sullivan is a native of Valleymount in West Wicklow.
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