Emania Relaunched!

June 3rd, 2013
emania 21 After a seven year hiatus, the Navan Research Group has both expanded its membership and relaunched their journal, Emania. The interdisciplinary journal focuses on the Ulster Cycle of tales, the ancient 'Rroyal sites' of Ireland and the archaeology and environment of Ireland in the period from the Late Bronze Age until the Early Mediaeval period.

The new issue, volume 21, contains articles concerning the reception of the Ulster Cycle in Russia, the identification of Ptolemy's Isamnion, the fate of one of the Loughnashade horns, the source of the Creeveroe bracelet, floral remains from the Navan ditch, the social organization of Late Bronze Age Ireland and the evidence for a population collapse or behavioural change during the Iron Age.

Volume 21 will be launched within the Ulster Cycle International Conference, June 27th–29th, 2013, and will be available at July 1st.

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New Website Launched

December 12th, 2012

... just before the 21st ;-) – December 2012 finally sees the launch of our website.
Take a look around and let us know what you think – but remember – the site is still under construction ...

The Navan Research Group (NRG) was formed in the spring of 1986. By this time the campaign that focussed attention on quarrying at Navan aroused massive public interest about Navan (Emain Macha), Ulster's ancient capital.
The various members of the NRG, drawn from the Queen's University, the Historic Monuments and Buildings' Branch of the Department of the Environment, and the Ulster Museum, all shared a research interest in the Navan complex and related monuments. Consequently, we believed that both our own interests and those of the general public would be best served by the formation of the Navan Research Group. The primary functions of the NRG are to coordinate and undertake research into the Navan complex and related monuments, promote and assist the research of others who are similarly engaged, and to inform both our colleagues and the general public of current research.
In order to fulfill this last function the NRG decided to publish its own bulletin, Emania.