The Post-Medieval Archaeology of Ireland, 1550–1850. Irish Post-Medieval Archaeology Group Proceedings 1.

Edited by Audrey Horning, Ruairí Ó Baoill, Colm Donnelly and Paul Logue


This book has its roots in the various papers presented at the inaugural IPMAG conference, held at Queen’s University Belfast in February 2001.


Foreword: Post-medieval archaeology in and out of Ireland- Audrey Horning, Ruairí Ó Baoill, Colm Donnelly and Paul Logue

Part 1: Of Time, Place and Landscape

Introduction- Audrey Horning

1. Where should we place the boundary between the medieval and post-medieval periods in Ireland? – Tom McNeill
2. The development of post-medieval archaeology in Northern Ireland
Nick Brannon
3. The Archaeology of the Munster Plantation – Denis Power
4. The Archaeology of the Ulster Plantation – Colm Donnelly
5. The Archaeology of British expansion: Ireland and North America in the seventeenth century – Audrey Horning
6. Post-medieval archaeology in Dublin – Linzi Simpson
7. Archaeology of post-medieval Carrickfergus and Belfast, 1550-1750 – Ruairí Ó Baoill
8. Post-medieval archaeology in Cork City – Maurice Hurley
9. Archaeology of post-medieval Derry and Londonderry, 1550–1850 – Paul Logue
10. The post-medieval archaeology of Galway, 1550-1850: a historical outline – Paul Walsh
11. Ireland’s fortress: Limerick 1550–1691 – Kenneth Wiggins
12. English settlement and change in Roscommon during the late sixteenth and seventeenth centuries – Kieran O’Conor
13. The post-medieval coastal landscape of Bantry and Beara, 1580–1850 – Colin Breen
14. Post-medieval marshland reclamation in Ireland-a case-study from the Shannon estuary – James Lyttleton and Aidan O’Sullivan

Part 2: Of Process and Product

Introduction- Audrey Horning

15. The archaeology of power and industry – Colin Rynne
16. Post-medieval shipwreck in Irish waters – Wes Forsythe
17. The archaeology of parks and gardens, 1600–1900: an introduction to Irish garden archaeology- Thomas McErlean
18. Community to privacy: late Tudor and Jacobean manorial architecture in Ireland, 1560-1640 – Terence Reeves-Smyth
19. Domestic architecture in Ireland, 1640–1740 – William Roulston
20. Church buildings in Ireland, 1550–1850 – Richard Oram
21. Reformation, privatisation and the rise of the headstone – Finbar McCormick
22. An overview of livestock husbandry and economic practises in the urban environments of post-medieval Ireland- Eileen Murphy
23. Post-medieval pottery in Ireland – Rosanne Meenan
24. The manufacture and use of glass in post-medieval Ireland – Nessa Roche
25. Using coins in the post-medieval context – Robert Heslip
26. Clay tobacco-pipes in Ireland, c. 1600–1850 – Joe Norton and Sheila Lane
27. Town and country: an overview of Irish archaeological cloth and clothing, 1550–1850 – Elizabeth Wincott Heckett
28. An introduction to firearms in post-medieval Ireland: 1550–1798 – James O’Neill

Published by Wordwell Books in 2007.
Paperback, 498pp, 96 colour and b/w illustrations. ISBN: 978-1-905569-13-7


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