Saturday, August 26, 2006 10:49
It is exactly two years since we posted results of the archaeological finds in the Loughbrickland area, unearthed at the construction of the new dual carriageway …
Thursday, June 30, 2005 14:26
Who better to show one the architectural and archaeological treasures of the Hilltown area than local Green Party councillor Ciaran Mussen? I had the quick tour but am promised the whole thing in the near future. Ciaran hopes to set up a local walking group and I’m optimistic he will accept a Nyuck interloper too!
Saturday, March 5, 2005 20:23
Should you be fortunate enough to come across the only remaining relic, a single Menir (Pillar Stone) in a field in Lislea, you will have little or no understanding of what has been lost! This Pillar Stone just to the north-west on the Slieve Gullion Ring Dyke is a menhir, – a tall, upright stone that once formed a tiny […]
Saturday, September 4, 2004 0:00
In connection with the recent archaeological finds at Loughbrickland we noted that a Fulacht Fiadh site may have been identified. Our photo shows one a Fulacht Fiadh at Rathlogan, Kilkenny which portrays the typical horseshoe shaped mound and the normal location in marshy ground close to a water source. The practice of using such sites persisted from the Bronze […]
Monday, August 30, 2004 0:00
Our reporter was on the spot to exclusively film the public unveiling of the Neolithic/Bronze Age find at Ballintaggart close to Loughbrickland. Three months dig revealed a Bronze Age cemetery, with barrows containing burial urns (photographed) of cremated ashes and bones. The adjacent three homes are of much greater antiquity and here in the walls’ foundations were found the arrowheads etc.
Tuesday, July 8, 2003 0:00
The most recent Ice Age, which lasted in this region from c.30,000-12,000 years B.P. not only determined the topographical character up to the present, but eradicated almost all archaeological evidence of earlier habitation.