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Down by the Liffeyside in Medieval Times

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Full title: The Port of Medieval Dublin: archaeological excavations at the Civic Offices, Winetavern Street, Dublin, 1993

Creator / Author: Andrew Halpin, with contributions by Aidan O’Sullivan and others.

Item Type / Page count: Book / 189p

When Published: 2000

Publisher / Place of Publication: Four Courts Press Ltd. / Fumbally Court, Fumbally Lane, Dublin 8.

About: This book is a detailed account of archaeological investigations that took place during the second phase of the construction of the Civic Offices of Dublin Corporation at Wood Quay. Specifically this dig took place at the proposed location of the car park and uncovered evidence of 12th and 13th century activities at the site.

ID number(s): 1851825843 / 1851825851

Chapters: Introduction — Historical background — Stratigraphy of the site — The wooden waterfronts: a study of their construction, carpentry and use of trees and woodlands / Aidan O’Sullivan — Dendrochronological analysis of oak wood samples – Analysis of sediment samples — The medieval pottery — Medieval boat and ship timbers / Aidan O’Sullivan — Building materials: architectural fragments, roofing tiles and slates, floor tiles — The leather finds — The small finds: stone, metal, wood, bone and antler. Stone artefacts – Wooden artefacts / Aiden O’Sullivan and Mary Deevy — Metal artefacts – Artefacts of bone and antler – Conclusions – Bibliography.

WW Connection #1: Aidan O’Sullivan is a native of Valleymount in West Wicklow.

Extra #1: includes maps, plans, photographs and illustrations.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #3: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide

Extra #4: Link to Aidan O’Sullivan’s online presence on Academia.edu

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Wicklowman Testing Westmeath Waters

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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.

ID number(s):9781905569106

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.

Extra #1: includes colour photographs, maps and plans.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #3: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

Extra #4: Link to the author’s online presence on Academia.edu [Registered users can read / download selected documents]

Islands in the Stream

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Full title: Crannogs: lake-dwellings of early Ireland

Creator / Author: Aidan O’Sullivan

Item Type / Page count: Book / 48p

When Published: 2000

Publisher / Place of Publication: Town House and Country House Ltd. / Trinity House, Charleston Road, Ranelagh, Dublin 6.

About: This book is part of the ‘Irish Treasures Series’ which introduces people to various aspects of Irish archaeology, history, heritage and craft. Crannogs were artificial islands built in lakes or swamps and remained in use for more than 1000 years. The author specialises in the archaeology of waters and lakes, whose preservative properties archive a unique assemblage of otherwise fragile materials and objects.

ID number(s): 1860590918

Chapters: [What are crannogs] Studying crannogs — Crannogs through the centuries — Where crannogs are found — How crannogs were built — Houses on crannogs — Palisades — Access by boat or causeway — [Life on crannogs] Farming and domestic economy — Craft and industry — Attack and defence — Crannogs and early Irish society — Select bibliography — Modern crannog reconstructions.

WW Connection #1: The author is a native of Valleymount in West Wicklow.

Extra #1: includes photographs or maps or illustrations on most pages.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #3: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

Extra #4: Link to the author’s online presence on Academia.edu [Registered users can read / download documents]

A First Valleymount Compendium

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Full title: Valleymount – Facets of our Local History. Part One

Creator / Author: Fr. Richard Cantwell (editor) & contributors.

Item Type / Page count: Magazine (Complete issue) / 65p

When Published: Christmas 1990

Publisher / Place of Publication: Parish of Valleymount / Valleymount, Co. Wicklow.

About: Available for the princely sum of 50p, this is the first of four miscellanies which gathers together local history material that was first published separately in various issues of the Valleymount Parish News.  It covers areas such as Lacken, Baltyboys, Poulaphuca and Valleymount and contains a roughly 50/50 mix of church history and secular history. It is a photocopied rather than printed publication and the price and quality of reproduction reflects this.

ID number(s): None

Contents: Cover drawing: The Church — Introduction / Fr. Richard Cantwell  — Church Windows [Our four stained glass windows from the Harry Clarke studios / Fr. Richard Cantwell  – Place Names [Names of townships etc in our Parish of Valleymount] — Death of Fr. Jones [Parish Priest killed in accident] — Recipes: 19th Century [taken from old Valleymount Register 1844-59] — Building Agreement 1862 – Blackditches Church / Fr. Richard Cantwell — Blackditches: its history and its pastors / T. M. O’Reilly — Parish Priests of Valleymount (formerly Baltyboys or Blackditches) — Guide: to Tourists and Sportsmen visiting Blessington and its Environs / T. M. O’Reilly – Advertisements of an earlier age — Tithe Applotment List 1834 / Fr. Richard Cantwell — Stations across the King’s River 1834 / Fr. Richard Cantwell — Tombstones in Baltyboys Cemetery / Brian J. Cantwell — Ballyknockan Brass and Reed Band / Kay Byrne — Lease of former Presbytery, Valleymount / Fr. Richard Cantwell — Fr. Francis O’Loughlin — Ballyknockan Granite Quarries / Mary McEvoy and Annie McEvoy – Plane crash Blackhill, 1941 / Peter Garry [?] – Lacken Church / Fr. Richard Cantwell – Baptismal Font in Lacken Church / Fr. Richard Cantwell – Baptismal Font in Valleymount Church – Lease of Lacken Church / Fr. Richard Cantwell – Parish Visitation: Blackditches and Lacken 1840 / Fr. Richard Cantwell – Lacken / Mrs. White – Presentation to Mrs Easie Gallagher / Fr. Richard Cantwell – Dedication of Lacken Church to Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 1882 – The Hollywood Stone / Aiden O’Sullivan – Quaker burial ground in Baltyboys / Fr. Richard Cantwell – Rude stone monument at Lacken / Fr. Richard Cantwell – The excavation of a relig at Ballyknockan – Two ringforts submerged at Ballyknockan – Poulaphuca reservoir / Fr. Richard Cantwell – Murder at Butterhill – Presentation to Fr. Heffernan – Fr. Finney’s affairs – Items from ‘Leinster Leader’.

Extra #1: Contains illustrations and reproduction photographs throughout the text.

Extra #2: Link to the full text of this magazine via this page at blessington.jimdo.com.

Extra #3: Hat tip to John Hussey who maintains the Blessington.jimdo.com website for posting the text of this magazine online

The Clash of the Ash Over the Centuries

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Full title: Warriors, Legends & Heroes: The Archaeology of Hurling

Creator / Author: Aidan O’Sullivan

Item Type / Page count: Journal Article / 3p

Journal Information: Archaeology Ireland, Vol. 12, No. 3, pp. 32-34

When Published: Autumn 1998

Publisher / Place of Publication: Wordwell Ltd. / Unit 9, 78 Furze Road, Sandyford, Dublin 18.

About: A short article about the archaeological evidence that can be produced to illuminate the origins of our warrior sport. (Unfortunately, Wicklow seems to have been disinherited).

ID number(s): 0790-892X

WW Connection #1: Author Aidan O’Sullivan is a native of Valleymount in West Wicklow.

Extra #1: includes colour photographs and illustrations.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #3: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

Extra #4: Read this article online via JSTOR. [Personal registration / conditions apply]. Alternatively, your local public library may provide free online access to this article.

Extra #5: Link to the author’s online presence on Academia.edu

In His Father’s Footsteps

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Full title: On Pilgrimage  to Glendalough

Creator / Author: Aidan O’Sullivan

Item Type / Page count: Book Chapter / 10p

When Published: 2009

Publisher / Place of Publication: Wordwell Ltd. / P.O. Box 69, Bray, Co. Wicklow

Parent Publication [book]: Lost and found II : rediscovering Ireland’s past / edited by Joe Fenwick / 332pp

About: A 10-page essay which links ancient pilgrimage and his own family history. The author reflects on family visits to Glendalough and the hill places to be found on the way from Valleymount. A centrepiece of the essay is a description of Templeteenaun, a medieval church site which the author (by now an archaeologist) was later to excavate.

ID number(s): 9781905569267

WW Connection #1: Author Aidan O’Sullivan is a native of Valleymount in West Wicklow.

Extra #1: includes photographs.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #3: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide

Extra #4: Link to the author’s online presence on Academia.edu

Ancient Life on the Shannon Estuary

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Full title: Foragers, farmers and fishers in a coastal landscape: an intertidal archaeological survey of the Shannon estuary

Creator / Author: Aidan O’Sullivan & others

Item Type / Page count: Book / 345p

When Published: 2001

Publisher / Place of Publication: Royal Irish Academy / 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2.

About: This large work examines in great detail the archaelogy, geology, soils, hydrography and paleoenvironmental deposits of the Shannon estuaryand reviews what life was like from in pre-historical times and in subsequent centuries.

ID number(s): 1874045852 / 9781874045854

Chapters: Introduction — Coastal landscapes and environmental change — Neolithic submerged forests, red deer bone and coastal wetland occupation site — Bronze Age house and trackway in coastal wetlands — Early historic and medieval fishtraps — Post-medieval and modern fishtraps — Post-medieval shipwreck, harbours and lighthouses — People, place and time on the Shannon estuary — References — Appendices.

WW Connection #1: C0-author Aiden O’Sullivan is a native of Valleymount in West Wicklow.

Extra #1: includes photographs, maps and other illustrations

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #3: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

Extra #4: Link to the author’s online presence on Academia.edu

The Sea in Irish Prehistory

Full title: Maritime Ireland : an archaelogy of coastal communities

Creator / Author: Aidan O’Sullivan & Colin Breen

Item Type / Page count: Book / 256p

When Published: 2007

Publisher / Place of Publication: Tempus / Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK

About: Two of Ireland’s leading maritime archaeologists explore the material evidence for maritime life and traditions of Ireland from 7000 BC to the present day.

ID number(s): 0752425099 / 9780752425092

Chapters: Mesolithic hunter-gatherers: life and death by the seashore, 8000-4000 BC — Neolithic farmers, landscapes and seascapes, 4000-2500 BC — The isles of the north: Bronze Age and Iron Age maritime tradition in Ireland — Saints, ships and seaways: early medieval coastal landscapes and traditions, AD 400-1200 — Gaelic lordships, Anglo-Norman merchants and late medieval mariners, AD 1100-1550 — Plantation, industrialisation and the modern world, AD 1550-1945 — Conclusions: towards a maritime archaeology of Ireland.

WW Connection #1: Co-author Aidan O’Sullivan is a native of Valleymount in West Wicklow.

Extra #1: includes photographs and maps

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #3: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

Extra #4: Link to the author’s online presence on Academia.edu

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