Full title: Pre-Norman grave-slabs and cross-inscribed stones in the Dublin region
Creator / Author: Patrick Healy, edited by Kieran Swords.
Item Type / Page count: Book / 124pp
When Published: 2009
Publisher / Place of Publication: South Dublin Libraries, Local Studies Section / County Library, County Hall, Town Centre, Tallaght, Dublin 24.
About: The author was an archaeologist and local historian who according to Professor Etienne Rynne “knew the early graveslabs of County Dublin and North County Wicklow better than anyone else ever did” (Introduction). This book is based on a thesis submitted by the author for an M.A. degree at NUI Galway and has been expanded to include updated material. It is a comprehensive work that also covers locations in West Wicklow and East Kildare. Altogether, some 85 slabs are catalogued and described.
ID number(s): 9780955379819
Contents: Paddy Healy: an appreciation / Rob Goodbody – Editor’s Acknowledgements – Foreword / Mayor Billy Gogarty – Introduction / Professor Etienne Rynne – Illustrated Glossary – Author’s Acknowledgements – Author’s Introduction — Historical background – Pre-Norman church-sites in the Dublin region: Co. Dublin, Co. Wicklow, Co. Kildare — Upright and recumbent slabs: a discussion — Pre-Norman grave-slabs and cross-inscribed stones in the Dublin region: a summary of the eight group-types – Numbered catalogue of slabs and cross-inscribed stones of the greater Dublin area – Bibliography —Appendix I: Decorated stones at Kilgobbin, Co. Dublin / P. Ó hÉailidhe – Placename index to locations with pre-Norman grave-slabs and cross-inscribed stones, Counties Dublin, Wicklow and Kildare.
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