Archeology

John McCullagh December 28, 2009

I received as a Christmas gift, the paperback of this work – released last Christmas in hardback – after running on BBC Radio Ulster for months of short programmes.  It is excellent.

John McCullagh August 26, 2006

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 …

John McCullagh June 30, 2005

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!

John McCullagh March 5, 2005

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 […]

John McCullagh September 4, 2004

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 […]

John McCullagh July 8, 2003

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.