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Volume 32 No. 3 Issue No. 125

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F E A T U R E S

14 The murdered tomb

Neil Jackman summarises the aims and excavation results of the Hellfire Club Archaeological Project.

18 The man in the bulla

Mary Cahill explores the possible phallic symbolism of the Bog of Allen bulla.

24 Secrets from the snow

Steve Davis reveals a new enclosure beside Dowth passage tomb.

26 New dates for old butter

Chris Synnott and Maeve Sikora disclose significant new dating evidence for bog butter.

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30 The hill of the fairies

Dirk Brandherm, Cormac McSparron, Thorsten Kahlert, James Bonsall, Anthony Wilkinson and Tatjana Kytmannow reveal some of the secrets of Knocknashee, Co. Sligo.

34 Laser-scanning Trim Castle

Michael ‘Bodhi’ Rogers, Ryan Bouricius, Denis Shine, Stephen Mandal and Scott Stull explore the potential of 3D laserscanning for digital preservation of archaeological monuments.

40 Women on a Mission

John Lucey profiles the women who worked with the Harvard Mission in Ireland during the 1930s.

43 Under the hawthorn tree

Paul Duffy reports on a newly discovered summit cairn overlooking the Boyne Valley.

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47 More on the Balgriffin cross-slab Conleth Manning responds to Paul Duffy’s recent article.

48 Know your monuments:

Butter-making In this contribution to the Know Your Monuments series, Muiris O’Sullivan and Liam Downey trace developments in buttermaking in Ireland and outline the types of butter predominantly made through medieval and more modern times.

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Archaeology Ireland Autumn 2018

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