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This is by no means exhaustive, but I don't want to bore people. Most people tend to trip over Jean Markale's _Women of the Celts_ which is really rather dubious. Mary Condren's _The Serpent and the Goddess: Women, Religion and Power in Celtic Ireland_ (1989) attempts to put the patriarchal plotinto a historical perspective (if you like conspiracy theories), but even she does not question the fact that a patriarchal society was well in place in Ireland long before Christianity appeared. (While some of what she says is interesting, she is rather indiscriminate in her use of sources to support her overriding political agenda, so I am cautious).
Dorothy Bray, McGill University
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