Full title: Crannogs in Late Medieval Gaelic Ireland, c.1350-c.1650
Creator / Author: Aidan O’Sullivan
Item Type / Page count: Book Chapter / 21p
When Published: 2001 (hardback); 2004 (paperback)
Publisher / Place of Publication: Four Courts Press Ltd. / 7 Malpas Street, Dublin 8
Parent Publication [book]: Gaelic Ireland c.1250-c.1650: land, lordship and settlement / edited by Patrick J. Duffy, David Edwards and Elizabeth FitzPatrick / 454pp
About: Crannogs were artificial islands built in lakes or swamps. In this chapter (pp397-417), the author argues that up to now attention has been paid only to their early origin and use. He discusses the range of materials and artifacts found in crannogs and makes use of historical evidence to suggest that they continued to have various functions right up the middle of the seventeenth century.
ID number(s): 1851828001 / 1851828664
Contents: Origins, construction and occupation – Late medieval re-occupation – Crannogs as Gaelic settlements in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries – Crannogs as Gaelic settlements in the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries: the end of the tradition – Crannogs as refuges for the Gaelic Irish in the seventeenth century: the final years – Conclusion.
WW Connection #1: Author Aidan O’Sullivan is a native of Valleymount in West Wicklow.
Extra #1: includes maps, a photograph and other illustrations.
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Extra #4: Link to the author’s online presence on Academia.edu