Seanchas

Studies in early and medieval Irish archaeology, history and literature in honour of Francis J. Byrne


Alfred P. Smyth, editor

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ISBN: 1-85182-489-8
January 2000. 512pp.

Preface
Alfred P. Smyth

Tribute
Tim O'Neill

A bit too far: Ireland's Transylvanian link in the Later Iron Age
Barry Raftery

Freestone Hill, Co. Kilkenny: a reassessment
Raghnall Ó Floinn

Furrows and browse: some archaeological thoughts on agriculture and population in early medieval Ireland
Michael Ryan

References to church buildings in the Annals
Conleth Manning

The crosses of Tory Island
Dorothy Kelly

Life and living at Lagore
George Eogan

Nebulae discutiuntur? The emergence of Clann Cholmáin, sixth-eighth centuries
Ailbhe Mac Shamhráin

The Banshenchas and the Uí Néill queens of Tara
Anne Connon

Óenach Tailten, the Blackwater Valley and the Uí Néill kings of Tara
Catherine Swift

Ciannachta Breg before Síl nÁeda Sláine
Paul Byrne

The Árd Ciannachta in Adomnán's Vita Columbae: a reflection of Iona's attitude to the Sil nÁeda Sláine in the late seventh century
Michael Byrnes

'The Continuation of Bede', s.a. 750: high-kings, kings of Tara and 'Bretwaldas'
T.M. Charles-Edwards

Princeps and principatus in the early Irish Church: a reassessment
Jean-Michel Picard

Some early Connacht population-groups
Nollaig Ó Muraile

Our Lady in early medieval Ireland
Michael O'Carroll

Cluain Dolcáin: a brief note
Charles Doherty

The placenames in the Book of Cuanu
Eoghan Ó Mórdha

Rechtgal úa Síadail, a famous poet of the Old Irish period
Donncha Ó hAodha

The Old Irish tract on the Mass in the Stowe Missal: some observations on its origins and textual history
Pádraig Ó Néill

The motif of trivial causes
Proinsias Mac Cana

Three weddings and a funeral: rewriting Irish political history in the tenth century
Dáibhí Ó Cróinín


On Gormfhlaith daughter of Flann Sinna and the lure of the sovereignty goddess
Máirín Ní Dhonnchadha

Muirchertach Mac Lochlainn and the Circuit of Ireland
Donnchadh Ó Corráin

A Middle Irish tract on cró and díbad
Kevin Murray

Garrda and airbeada: the plot thickens in Viking Dublin
Patrick F. Wallace

Settlement patterns in the early historic kingdom of Leinster (seventh-mid twelfth centuries)
Mark Clinton

Kings, the kingship of Leinster and the regnal poems of laídshenchas Laigen: a reflection of dynastic politics in Leinster, 650–1150
Edel Bhreathnach

Romanesque as metaphor: architecture and reform in early twelfth-century Ireland
Tadhg O'Keeffe

German influence on Munster Church and kings in the twelfth century
Dagmar Ó Riain-Raedel

The bells of Saints Caillín and Cuana: two twelfth-century cups
Cormac Bourke

Gilbert of Limerick revisited
Michael Richter

Ireland and Scotland, 1014–1169: contacts and caveats
Seán Duffy

Household favourites: Angevin royal agents in Ireland under Henry II and John
Marie Therese Flanagan

The dating of two poems on Ulster chieftains
Katharine Simms

A medieval Irish historiographer: Giolla Íosa Mac Fhir Bhisigh
Tomás Ó Concheanainn

The Catalogus praecipuorum sanctorum Hiberniae, sixty years on
Pádraig Ó Riain

An inventory of Latin Lives of Irish saints from St Anthony's College, Louvain, c.1643
Pádraig A. Breatnach

The manuscript library of Dubhaltach Mac Fhirbhisigh
William O'Sullivan

The fortified house in Ireland
P. David Sweetman

The return of the Cathach to Ireland: conflicting accounts of the repatriation of the Cathach from the Continent
Michael Herity