Volume 32 No. 4 Issue No. 126



14 Our lovely horse goes on

a Disney adventure Rena Maguire and Richard Parker share a tale of Iron Age riders, shields and symbols. 17 Castles in Communities

Niall Brady, Samuel Connell, Kathryn Maurer, Daniel Cearley, Chad Gifford and Ana Lucía González showcase a successful field school and community collaboration in Roscommon. 23 A knight on the tile

Chris Corlett explores the possible connections between a floor tile, a chapel and the Marshal family at Ferns. 25 A pathway to the cosmos

at Newgrange Farm Joanna Leigh, Geraldine Stout and Matthew Stout reveal exciting new excavation results from the Boyne Valley.


30 Waiting for the light

Clare Tuffy shares her experiences of sunrise and sunset at the Boyne Valley tombs. 33 Exploring the alchemy of

sound Holger Lönze reports on the recent musically themed Umha Aois experimental archaeology symposium in Kerry. 36 A maestro of megaliths

Gabriel Cooney remembers Ruaidhrí de Valera on the 40th anniversary of his final conference.


38 Know your monuments:

Cheese-making In this contribution to the Know Your Monuments series, Muiris O’Sullivan and Liam Downey present an overview of the types of cheese made in Ireland from earlier times and outline the virtual cessation of cheesemaking by the early modern period, followed in the twentieth century by the progressive development of the Irish cheese industry. 42 Reading between the

stones Shirley Markley unearths a forgotten late medieval building technology. 47 Fulacht fats—Bronze Age

cooking confirmed? Alan Hawkes and Mary E. Malainey reveal a new method of exploring the function of burnt mounds.




Archaeology Ireland Winter 2018