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Volume 35 No. 3 Issue No. 137

FEATURE S

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INSPIRATION FOR THE VAMPIRE’S LANDING? Mel Ní Mhaolanfaidh and Marion McGarry ponder whether Streedagh strand’s ‘Butter Boat’ played a role in Stoker’s famous book

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18 THE DISCOVERY

PROGRAMMEPAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE John O’Keeffe marks 30 years of research and innovation in Irish archaeology 22 INSECT REMAINS: WHAT

CAN THEY TEACH US? In this first contribution to our new Environmental Archaeology series, Stephen Davis takes a close look at what insects can tell us about our past www.archaeologyireland.ie

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HENRY VI COIN HOARD FROM TYNAN, CO. ARMAGH Alan Dunlop and Nicholas L. Wright describe a highly unusual hoard of medieval coins, found far from where it might be expected 30 HUNT FOR KEVIN LEADS

TO ARCHAEOLOGICAL DISCOVERIES Niall Gregory and Anthony Murphy relate how recent sightings of a dolphin in the River Boyne led to an insight into the river’s boating history 37 THE GREEN FORT

In this first contribution to Folklore Focus, Marion Dowd records folk beliefs attached to a seventeenth-century fort 38 POTEEN

In this contribution to the Know Your Monuments series, Muiris O’Sullivan and Liam Downey outline the history of poteen distillation in Ireland 43 THE ONLY WAY IS

WESSEX? Rena Maguire wonders where the idea for the Irish Iron Age Ypiece came from 49 NEXUSPEOPLE AND

PLACES THROUGH TIME The upcoming annual National Monuments Service conference, despite being hosted virtually again, is about the kinds of connections we all enjoy with other people and with our past n yoB f o y revo cs i D K ro gn itn u H ?p ihs s al u ca r D r o n i gi r o o g i l S A rek ot S mar B g n i ri p sn I f ’ f se ce i p - e gA n orI f o sn i gi ro ehT ?xe sseW s i yaw y lno e hT stu o g ud e n i veK Y

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Cover: Recent excavation at Ferriter’s Fort and Castle, Co. Kerry, part of the CHERISH Project.

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