Iron Age discoveries at Two-Mile-Borris. Or not.
Interesting excavations have been made at Two-Mile-Borris, near the river behind Black Castle. A large central structure with surrounding huts has been discovered - houses for a chieftain and his family? There also seems to be evidence of some Iron Age technology - a water irrigation system. There are also fulachta fia, wood-lined cooking pits which are usually found near water. A cremation area and graves have also been unearthed.
The settlement has been revealed as part of excavation on the Thurles link road, part of the N8 Cullohill to Cashel motorway project. But of course, the road must prevail and although local Dail deputy, Michael Lowry, said the find "is of huge important historical and archaeological significance for the area" he then added that it would not "in any way hinder progress on the link road". What a relief, eh.
Landowner Pierce Duggan was suitably amazed and said he was "certainly not aware that a find of such significance was on his doorstep".
But since the announcements, another archaeologist has disputed there's anything exciting there at all, as you can read at
Summarised from the article at
Posted by Rhiannon
10th August 2006ce
Edited 17th August 2006ce