List 311: Irish Dendrochronological Results from 2015 to 2019

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These results cover the dating of timbers from buildings since the last published list of dated buildings from Ireland (D. Brown, “List 276: Irish Dendrochronological Results from 2010 to 2015,” Vernacular Architecture 41 (2010): 119–22). Thanks are due to the owners of the buildings and especially everyone who assisted in taking the samples. The National Inventory of Architectural Heritage,, was used for obtaining the descriptions of some of the buildings. Most of the correlation values were generated by CROSS84 (M. Munro, “An Improved Algorithm for Crossdating Tree-Ring Series,” Tree-Ring Bulletin 44 (1984): 17–27). Estimated felling date ranges are based on the empirical Belfast sapwood estimate of 32±9 years (M. Baillie, Tree-Ring Dating and Archaeology (1982), 54–60). The Belfast sapwood estimate is added to the last heartwood ring date of a group of timbers or a single dated timber with the heartwood-sapwood boundary or incomplete sapwood present. If the heartwood-sapwood boundary is not present, then 23 (32 minus 9) years are added to give a terminus post quem (‘After’) date. Timbers from the following buildings could not be dated: Cork: Kinsale, 50 Main Street (W 638 503); Dublin: Dublin, 2 Ballymun Road (O 151 376); Royal Hospital, Kilmainham (O 132 339) 99 Saint Stephen’s Green (O 161 330); 32 Thomas Street (O 145 338); Galway, Galway, 19 High Street (M 297 251); Laois, Treacy’s Bar, Greatheath (N 524 021).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)116-119
Number of pages4
JournalVernacular Architecture
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 26 Nov 2019


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