The Vikings in Ireland and beyond

Before and after the battle of Clontarf

Howard B. Clarke & Ruth Johnson, editors

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ISBN: 978-1-84682-495-1
June 2015. 578pp; colour ills.

Foreword by Owen Keegan, Chief Executive, Dublin City Council

Part I. In Prospect

Ireland and the Viking Age
Howard B. Clarke & Ruth Johnson

Part II. Before the Battle

Written sources for pre-Christian sanctuaries in northern Europe
Signe Horn Fuglesang

The first generation in Ireland, 795–812: Viking raids and Viking bases?
Emer Purcell

The longphort in Viking-Age Ireland: the archaeological evidence
Eamonn P. Kelly

Viking camps and the means of exchange in Britain and Ireland in the ninth century
Gareth Williams

Vikings in Annagassan: the evidence of the annals and the wider context
Colmán Etchingham

A Viking warrior grave from Dublin
Linzi Simpson

The Ballinderry bow: an under-appreciated Viking weapon?
Andy Halpin

Fighting with silver: the Woodstown assemblage
John Sheehan

The Viking glass beads from Dunmore Cave, Co. Kilkenny
Joanne O’Sullivan

Viking Limerick and its hinterland
Brian Hodkinson

The break-up of Dál Riata and the rise of the Gallgoídil
Clare Down ham

Mind the gap: the supposed hiatus in Irish art of the tenth century
Ruth Johnson

Part III. During the Battle

A man of two faces: Máel Sechnaill mac Domnaill in Middle Irish sources
Máire Ní Mhaonaigh

King Sitriuc Silkenbeard: a great survivor
Howard B. Clarke

Part IV. After the Battle

Through a glass darkly: some sidelights on Viking influence on personal names and place-names in Ireland
Gillian Fellows-Jensen

Costumes and contact: evidence for Scandinavian women in the Irish Sea region
Christina Lee

The environment of Viking-Age settlements: recent evidence from Ireland to Russia
Eileen Reilly

Where are the longhouses? Reviewing Ireland’s Viking-Age buildings
Rebecca Boyd

Viking-Age domestic settlement at 26–29 Castle Street, Dublin: a preliminary view based on archaeological excavations
Martin Byrne

Prelude to Hiberno-Scandinavian coinage: the Castle Street and Werburgh Street hoards
Andrew Woods

Copies or creations? Motif-pieces as tools of communication and the exchange of tacit artistic knowledge in Viking-Age Dublin
Jessica L. McGraw

The art of politics: the Cross of Cong and the Hiberno-Urnes style
Griffin Murray

Rathdown slabs revisited
Christiaan Corlett

Celtic berserkers and feeble steersmen: Hiberno-Scandinavian military culture in Middle Irish literature
Catherine Swift

Part V. In Retrospect

Irish Sea identities and interconnections during the Viking Age
David Griffiths

Vikings in Ireland: the catastrophe
Donnchadh Ó Corráin