Selected Publications

Peer Reviewed Books

Ó Drisceoil, J. Bradley and M. Potterton (eds), 2017, William Marshal and Ireland, Four Courts Press, Dublin.

Ó Drisceoil and A. Walsh, forthcoming 2020, Excavations on the Black Pig’s Dyke, Aghareagh West, Co Monaghan, Wordwell, Bray.

Ó Drisceoil and E. Devine, forthcoming 2020, Excavation of a fourteenth century pottery production centre at Highhays, Kilkenny, Oxbow Books, Oxford.


Peer Reviewed Journals/Book Chapters

Ó Drisceoil, 2019 (forthcoming), ”Yet nothin is more certaine then death, nor more unncertaine, than the houre theirof’: Excavations in the chantry chapels of St Mary’s church, Kilkenny’, in C Corlett and M. Potterton (eds) Medieval Towns in the Light of Recent Excavations, Wordwell, Bray.

Ó Drisceoil, 2018, ‘From Gaelic church settlements to Anglo-Norman towns: problems and possibilities’ in H.B. Clarke and Sarah Gearty, More maps and texts: sources and the Irish Historic Towns Atlas, Royal Irish Academy.

Ó Drisceoil and A. Walsh, 2018, ‘New radiocarbon dates for the Black Pig’s Dyke at Aghareagh West and Aghnaskew, Co Monaghan’, Emania, Bulletin of the Navan Research Group No.24, 69-80.

Ó Drisceoil, 2017, ‘The Wider Castletown, the designed landscape of the Wonderful Barn and Barn Hall’, Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies, Journal of the Irish Georgian Society, volume 20, 83-97.

Ó Drisceoil, 2017, ”An endless tunnel under the earth’: the Black Pig’s Dyke in County Monaghan’, in P.J. Duffy (ed) Monaghan, History and Society, Interdisciplinary essays on the history of an Irish County, 17-48.

Ó Drisceoil, 2017, ‘Pons Novus, villa Willielmi Marescalli: William Marshal’s town of New Ross’ in C. Ó Drisceoil and J. Bradley (eds.), William Marshal and Ireland, Four Courts Press, Dublin.

Ó Drisceoil and E. Fitzpatrick, 2016, ‘The landscape and law school settlements of the O’Doran brehons, Ballyorley, Co Wexford’, in I. Doyle and B. Browne (eds), Medieval Wexford, Essays in Memory of Billy Colfer, Four Courts Press, Dublin, 383-415.

Ó Drisceoil, 2016, ‘Roman Kilkenny’, in M. Stanely (ed), Above and Below, The Archaeology of Roads and Light Rail, Wordwell, Bray, 31-46.

Ó Drisceoil, 2007, ‘Iron Age life and death at Carrickmines Great, Co. Dublin’ Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries Ireland 137, 5-28.

Ó Drisceoil and E. Devine, 2007, ‘Invisible People or Invisible Archaeology?: Carrickmines Great and the Problem of Irish Iron Age Settlement’, in M. Potterton and C. Corlett (eds.) The Irish Iron Age in the Light of Recent Research, Wordwell.

Ó Drisceoil, 2006, ‘A Neolithic disc-bead necklace from Carrickmines Great, Co. Dublin’, Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries Ireland, 136, 141-157.

Ó Drisceoil, 2003, ‘Archaeological Excavation of a Neolithic Settlement at Coolfore, Co. Louth’ in D. Simpson, I. Armit and E. Neilis (eds) Neolithic Settlement in Ireland and Western Britain. Oxbow Books, 176-181.


Journals/Book Chapters

Editor of Old Kilkenny Review, Journal of the Kilkenny Archaeological Society, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 (ongoing)

Ó Drisceoil, 2018, ‘Excavation of a seventeenth century bastioned fort at High Street, Castlecomer, Co Kilkenny’, Old Kilkenny Review 70, 46-77.

Ó Drisceoil and L. Lynch, 2018, ‘Excavation of an Early Bronze Age cremation pit at Mersheen, Hook Peninsula, Co. Wexford’, Journal of the Wexford Historical Society 26, 14-19.

Ó Drisceoil and J. Leigh, 2017, ”Lilcach: The Origins and Organisation of an Early Medieval Monastery’, Archaeology Ireland 31(1), 38-42.

Ó Drisceoil, A. Harris and Y. Doyle, 2015, ‘Conservation of the Shee tombs at St Mary’s Church, Kilkenny’, Old Kilkenny Review 67, 18-35.

Ó Drisceoil, 2015, ‘The Black Pig’s Dyke – Power Lines in the Landscape’, Archaeology Ireland Heritage Guide 68.

Ó Drisceoil, 2013, ‘Kilkenny and the Roman World’, Old Kilkenny Review 65, 7-19.

Ó Drisceoil, 2011, ‘The suburban late medieval church of St. Nicholas, Clonmel’, Tipperary Historical Journal, 15-26.

Ó Drisceoil and J. Nicholls, 2010,‘Geophysical surveys at Freestone Hill, Danesfort, St. Kilmolig’s church (Purcellsinch) and Castlefield’, Old Kilkenny Review 62, 68-84.

Ó Drisceoil, 2010, ‘Whither Irish Archaeology?’, Newsletter of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland (Summer).

Ó Drisceoil, 2010, ‘Archaeological excavation of a Late Neolithic Grooved Ware settlement at Balgatheran, County Louth’, County Louth Archaeological Journal 27, 77-102.

Ó Drisceoil, 2009, ‘The Kilkenny Archaeological Project’, Old Kilkenny Review 61, 7-19.

Ó Drisceoil and R. Jennings, 2009, ‘The Dungarvan Valley Caves Project: Second Interim Report’, Decies 65, 1-24.

Ó Drisceoil, J. Bradley, R. Jennings, J. Healy, ‘Can Humpty Dumpty be put back together again?: The Kilkenny Archaeological Project’, Archaeology Ireland 23 (Summer).

Ó Drisceoil, 2009,‘Kilkenny Reclaimed: The Archaeological Evidence for Medieval Reclamation in Kilkenny City’ in J. Bradley and M. O Dwyer (eds) Kilkenny Through the Centuries, Chapters in the History of an Irish City, Kilkenny, 61-71.

Ó Drisceoil, 2008, ‘The Rothe Family Garden Rediscovered: An Interim Report on the 2007 Archaeological Excavation Project’, Old Kilkenny Review 60, 34-47.

Ó Drisceoil, 2007, ‘A preliminary report concerning the archaeological excavation of Neolithic houses at Coolfore, Co. Louth’, County Louth Archaeological and Historical Journal 26, 360-385.

Ó Drisceoil, 2007, ‘Archaeological excavation of a nineteenth century shipwreck victim at Hook Head, Co. Wexford’, Wexford Historical Journal 21, 171-7.

Ó Drisceoil, 2006, ‘A collection of previously unpublished medieval burial monuments from St. Mary’s, Kilkenny’, Old Kilkenny Review 58, 29-44.

Ó Drisceoil and R. Jennings, 2006, ‘The Dungarvan Valley Caves Project: First Interim Report’, Decies 62, 1-20.

Ó Drisceoil, 2005, ‘Excavation of a Limekiln at Danescastle, Co. Wexford’, Journal of the Wexford Historical Society 20, 203-8.

Ó Drisceoil, 2005, ‘Archaeological Excavations at the rear of No.63 High street, Kilkenny’, Old Kilkenny Review 57, 43-61.

Ó Drisceoil, 2005, ‘Probing the past: Geophysical Survey at St. Canice’s Cathedral, Kilkenny’, Old Kilkenny Review 56, 80-106.

Ó Drisceoil, 2002, ‘Recycled Ringforts: The Evidence from Archaeological Excavation for the Conversion of Pre-Existing Monuments to Motte Castles in Medieval Ireland’, County Louth Archaeological and Historical Journal 25, 189-201.

Ó Drisceoil, 1999, ‘A souterrain at Haynestown, Co. Louth’ County Louth Archaeological and Historical Journal 24, 431-5.

Ó Drisceoil, 1995, ‘A previously unrecorded medieval graveslab from Black Friars Bridge, Kilkenny’ Old Kilkenny Review 47, 77-9.