Achill Archaeological Field School – Reading Lists

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  • Champion, T. 1982. The myth of Iron Age invasions in Ireland. In BG. Scott (ed.) Studies on Early Ireland: essays in honour of M.V. Duignan, Belfast, 39-44.
  • Mallory, J. 1984. The origins of the Irish. Journal of Irish Archaeology 2, 65-9.
  • Newman, C. 1997. Tara: An archaeological survey. Discovery Programme Monograph.
  • Raftery, B. 1994. Pagan Celtic Ireland: The enigma of the Irish Iron Age. Thames & Hudson.
  • Waddell, J. 2000. The prehistoric archaeology of Ireland. Wordwell.


  • De Paor, L. and M. 1993. St. Patricks World. Dublin.
  • Doherty, C. 1985. The Monastic Town in Early Medieval Ireland. In H.B. Clarke and A. Simms (eds), The comparative history of urban origins in non-Roman Europe, B.A.R. Brit. Ser. 255, 45-75.
  • Edwards, N. 1998. The archaeology of early medieval Ireland. Routledge.
  • Henry, F. 1937. Early Christian slabs and pillar stones in the west of Ireland. Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland 67, 265-279.
  • Henry, F. 1965. Irish art in the early christian period to AD 800. London.
  • Hughes, K. and Hamlin, A. 1977. The modern traveller to the early Irish church. London.
  • Kelly, F. 1995. A guide to early Irish law. Dublin.
  • Leask, H. G. 1977. Irish churches and monastic buildings: the first phases and the Romanesque. Vol. 1. Dundalgan Press, Dundalk.
  • McManus, D. 1991. A guide to Ogham. Maynooth Monographs 4.
  • Ó’Carragáin, T. 2010. Churches in early medieval Ireland: Architecture, ritual and memoryYale University Press. 
  • Ó Cróinín, D. 1995. Early medieval Ireland 400-1200. London.
  • O’Sullivan, et al. 2016. Early medieval Ireland, AD 400-1100. Royal Irish Academy.
  • Wallace, P.F. 2015. Viking Dublin: The Wood Quay excavations. Irish Academic Press.