Shiels D 2016 The Forgotten Irish: Irish Emigrant Experiences in America. The History Press Ireland, 288pp.

Shiels D 2016 The Heritage Centenary Sites of Rebel County Cork. Cork County Council, 227pp.

Shiels D 2013 The Irish in the American Civil War. The History Press Ireland, 256pp.

Edited Books

Bolger T, Shiels D & Moloney C (eds.) 2015 A Journey Along the ‘Carlow Corridor’: The Archaeology of the M9 Carlow Bypass. Wordwell, 220pp.


Hourihan S, Long P & Shiels D 2016 A Guide to the Excavations at Love Lodge Farm Ffairfach, Carmarthenshire. Rubicon Heritage, AB Heritage & Carmarthenshire County Council, 48pp.

Moloney C, Baker L, Millar J & Shiels D 2015 Guide to the Excavations at Ardreigh, County Kildare. Rubicon Heritage & Kildare County Council, 42pp.

Book Chapters & Peer Reviewed Journals

Bolger T, Mynett A, Shiels D, Tomassino Suarez C & Timpany S 2017 ‘A Medieval Stud Farm? Economy and Subsistence at Mullamast’ in T Bolger (ed.) Colonising A ‘Royal’ Landscape- the Later Medieval Vill of Mullamast. Wordwell.

Shiels D 2016 ‘Widows and dependent parents American Civil War Pension Files: A new source for the Irish emigrant experience’ in C Reilly (ed.) The Famine Irish: Emigration & The Great Hunger. The History Press.

Shiels D 2015 ‘Place versus memory: forgetting Ireland’s sites of independence?’ in L Godson & J Brück (eds.) Making 1916: The Material and Visual Culture of the Easter Rising. Liverpool University Press.

Shiels D 2015 ‘The Long Arm of War: Exploring the Nineteenth Century Ulster Emigrant Experience through American Civil War Pension Files’ in P Fitzgerald, C Kinealy & G Moran (eds.) Irish Hunger & Emigration: Myth, Memory and Memorialization. Quinnipiac University Press.

Shiels D 2015 ‘Continuity and Change in the Medieval and Post Medieval Landscape’ in Bolger T, Shiels D & Moloney C (eds.) 2015 A Journey Along the ‘Carlow Corridor’: The Archaeology of the M9 Carlow Bypass. Wordwell.

 Shiels D 2015 ‘Reconstructing battlefield landscapes’ in T Barry & V McAlister (eds.) Space and Settlement in Medieval IrelandFour Courts Press.

Shiels D 2014 ‘Witnesses to History: A Military Assemblage from the 1691 Aughrim Battlefield’ in B Kelly, N Roycroft & M Stanley (eds.) Fragments of Lives Past: Archaeological Objects from Irish Road Schemes. Wordwell.

Shiels D 2014 ‘The Military Finds’ in C Manning (ed.) Clogh Oughter Castle, Co. Cavan: Archaeology, History and Architecture. Government Stationery Office.

Clinton M & Shiels D 2013 ‘Excavations at Carrickmines Castle, Carrickmines Great’ in C Corlett (ed.) Unearthing the Archaeology of Dun Laoghaire- Rathdown. Wordwell.

Clinton M & Shiels D 2013 ‘The History of the 1642 Siege of Carrickmines Castle’ in C Corlett (ed.) Unearthing the Archaeology of Dun Laoghaire- Rathdown. Wordwell.

Clinton M, Fibiger L & Shiels D 2013 ‘The Archaeology of the 1642 Siege of Carrickmines Castle’ in C Corlett (ed.) Unearthing the Archaeology of Dun Laoghaire- Rathdown. WordPress.

 Shiels D 2009 ‘Identifying and Interpreting Ireland’s Post Medieval Conflict Archaeology’ in Journal of Irish Archaeology Volume 17.

Shiels D 2007 ‘Battle and Siege Maps of Elizabethan Ireland: Blueprints for Archaeologists?’ in Journal of Conflict Archaeology Volume 3.

Shiels D 2007 ‘The Potential for Conflict Archaeology in the Republic of Ireland’ in Journal of Conflict Archaeology Volume 2.

Clinton M, Fibiger L & Shiels D 2007 ‘The Carrickmines Mass Grave and the Siege of 1642’ in D Edwards, P Lenihan & C Tait (eds.) Age of Atrocity: Violent Death & Political Conflict in Ireland 1547-1650. Four Courts Press.

Shiels D 2004 ‘Fort and Field: The Potential for Battlefield Archaeology in Kinsale’ in H Morgan (ed.) The Battle of KinsaleWordwell.

Articles & Essays

Shiels D 2020 ‘Shot, Shell and Scars: Evidence for 17th Century Siege Encounters’ in Archaeology Ireland, Volume 34, Number 1, Spring 2020.

Shiels D 2019 ‘Siege, Storm and Slaughter: 17th Century Mass Graves’ in Archaeology Ireland, Volume 33, Number 4, Winter 2019.

Shiels D & O’Keeffe P 2019 ‘Finding the Battle of Kinsale’ in From Belgooly Bridge to the River Stick, History of Clontead Parish, Volume 2.

Shiels D 2019 ‘War Brides’ in Guy Warner, Naval Aviation in Inishowen: World War 1, Inishowen Maritime Museum & Planetarium.

Shiels D 2019 ‘Ireland’s Forgotten Great War: Re-evaluating the American Civil War’s Place in Irish History’ in History Ireland, Volume 27, Number 4, July/August 2019.

Shiels D 2018 ‘Revealing the Life Experiences of One of Cork City’s World War I “American War Brides”‘ in Irish Lives Remembered, Issue 42/43, Autumn/Winter 2018.

Shiels D 2018 ‘In Search of Cornish Emigrants in the American Civil War’ in Crossfire: The Magazine of the American Civil War Round Table UK, Number 116, Spring 2018.

Shiels D 2017 ‘Ireland’s US Navy War Brides’ in History Ireland, Volume 25, Number 4, July/August 2017.

Shiels D 2017 ‘St. Patrick’s Day in the Wild West’ in Irish Lives Remembered, Issue 36, Spring 2017.

Shiels D 2016 ‘We Stand on Guard for Thee’: The Irish who Died for Canada in the Second World War’ in Irish Lives Remembered, Issue 35, Winter 2016.

Shiels D 2016 ‘The Yanks are Coming: Stories of Irish Women & U.S. Servicemen in WW1’ in Irish Lives Remembered, Issue 34, Summer 2016

Shiels D 2016 ‘How One US Civil War Veteran’s Legacy Kept his Family Fed’ in Irish Lives Remembered, Issue 33, Easter 2016.

Shiels D 2015 ‘Western Confederates, Irish Rebels’ in Reveille: Telling Ireland’s Military Story, Spring 2015.

Shiels D & Moloney C 2015 ‘Safe Haven? The Archaeology of Bere Island’s Defence, 1793-1815’ in Newsletter for the Group for the Study of Irish Historic Settlement, No 19, 2014-15.

Shiels D 2014 ‘Ireland’s Forgotten Great War: The American Civil War 1861-65’ in An Cosantóir: Irish Defence Forces MagazineNovember 2014.

Shiels D 2014 ‘Explorations in Visualizing the Irish of the American Civil War’ in The Americanist IndependentVolume 1, Issue 1.

Shiels D 2013 ‘American Civil War- Introduction’ in The Kenmare Chronicle: Your Town, Your Community, Your History, 2013 Edition.

Shiels D 2013 ‘The Military Archaeology of Irish Buildings in the Twentieth Century’ in Institute for Archaeologists Buildings Group, Newsletter 35.

Shiels D 2012 ‘Tait Uniforms’ in History Ireland, Volume 20, Issue 5, September/October 2012.

Shiels D 2011 ‘A Flintlock Pistol from Whitestown, Co. Waterford’ in Decies: The Journal of the Waterford Archaeological and Historical SocietyNo. 67.

Shiels D 2009 ‘A Fathers Tribute? The War Trophies of Lieutenant Nevill Coghill V.C.’ in History Ireland, Volume 17, Issue 5, September/October 2009.

O’Keeffe P & Shiels D 2008 ‘A More Miserable Siege Hath Not Been Seen’ in Archaeology Ireland Volume 22, No. 3 Autumn 2008.

Shiels D, 2008 ‘Dún An Óir 1580: The Potential for intact Siege Archaeology’ in Journal of the Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society, Series 2 Volume 7.

Shiels D, 2007 ‘The Kinsale Battlefield Project’ Irish Post Medieval Archaeology Group Newsletter 6, Winter 2007.

Shiels D, 2006 ‘The Archaeology of Insurrection: St. Stephen’s Green 1916’ in Archaeology Ireland Volume 20 No. 1, Spring 2006.

Book Reviews

Shiels D, 2018 ‘Ryan W. Keating, Shades of Green: Irish Regiments, American Soldiers and Local Communities in the Civil War Era’ in Civil War History, Volume 64, Number 3, September 2018, 306-307.

Shiels D, 2008 ‘B.G. Scott, R.R. Brown, A.G. Leacock & C.J. Salter, The Great Guns Like Thunder: The Cannon from the City of Derry’ in The Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, Volume 138 (2008), 169-170.