Plantation Ireland: Settlement and Material Culture, c.1550-c.1700.

Edited by James Lyttleton and Colin Rynne


This book is the result of a joint collaboration between the Irish Post-Medieval Archaeology Group and the Group for the Study of Irish Historic Settlement and derives from the various papers presented at the sixth annual IPMAG conference, held at University College Cork in February 2006.

1. Introduction: new approaches to plantation-period Ireland- James Lyttleton and Colin Rynne

2. ‘Certyn notes’: biblical and foreign signposts to the Ulster Plantation- Rolf Loeber

3. The problems of plantations: material culture and social change in early modern Ireland- Raymond Gillespie

4. How popular were fortified houses in Irish castle building history? A look at their numbers in the archaeological record and distribution patterns- Sharon Weadick

5. A house at the birth of modernity: Ightermurragh Castle, Co. Cork in context- Tadgh O’Keeffe & Sinéad Quirke

6. ‘The root of all vice and bestiality’: exploring the cultural role of the alehouse in the Ulster plantation- Audrey Horning

7. Famine and displacement in plantation-period Munster- Colin Breen

8. Representing Plantation landscapes: the mapping of Ulster, c. 1560-1640- Annaleigh Margey

9. Archaeological perspectives on external mortuary monuments of plantation Ireland- Harold Mytum

10. Faith of our fathers: the Gaelic aristocracy in Co. Offaly and the Counter-Reformation- James Lyttleton

11. Relics and the past: the material culture of Catholic martyrdom in Ireland- Clodagh Tait

12. Irish archaeology and the poetry of Edmund Spenser: content and context- Tom Herron

13. The social archaeology of plantation-period ironworks in Ireland: immigrant industrial communities and technology transfer, c. 1560-1640- Colin Rynne

14. Last stages of plantation- Toby Barnard

Published by Four Courts Press in 2009.
Hardback, 336pp, colour & b/w illustrations. ISBN: 978-1-84682-186-8

Next Event


IPMAG XXII Conference

26 February 2022, Online


Irish Post-Medieval Archaeology Group

 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.