N69 Listowel Bypass: Heritage Week Talk

Excavation of a Fulacht fiadh in Coolnaleen Lower

Excavation of a Fulacht fiadh in Coolnaleen Lower

Following on from the recent Archaeology Open Day at the excavation of a 19th-century house in Curraghatoosane, people now have a chance to hear more about the interesting discoveries on the route of the Listowel Bypass at an illustrated talk during Heritage Week. The excavations, which are now complete, also uncovered Bronze Age Fulachtaí fia and possible cremation burials, as well as charcoal-production kilns and timbers from a possible medieval building which were dumped in a bog after its demolition.

Analysis of pollen preserved in a peat core taken from the adjacent bog has revealed how the landscape around Listowel appeared to our ancestors about 4,000 years ago and how it changed as a result of human activity over the following 2,000 years. Archaeologists Tony Bartlett and Fintan Walsh from Archaeological Management Solutions will describe the results of all this work and discuss how their discoveries are furthering our understanding of Listowel’s past.

The talk, Listowel’s Past Revealed: recent archaeological findings on the N69 Listowel Bypass, is presented in association with Transport Infrastructure Ireland and Kerry County Council, and will take place in the Seanchaí Kerry Writers’ Museum, The Square, Listowel, at 8pm on Monday 19 August. Entry is free and all are welcome.

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