Farmstead or Fairy Fort?

What do you call yours?

B. Doherty

Knocknahoon Fort
Hauke Steinberg

Date Rescheduled: Tuesday 1st June

Galway Community Archaeologist, B. Doherty explores ringfort enclosures throughout County Galway, their significance in our archaeological landscape and how they have evolved from being farmsteads to burial sites. The rath, lios, dun, cahir, cashel or fairy fort is one of the most numerous monuments in the country and is especially evident here in Galway. Typically early medieval in date, these sites may also be associated with earlier settlements. Some have been re-used as Children’s Burial Grounds. There will be time for discussion/ questions and answers afterwards.

Keep Well Campaign

The talk will be delivered online and is free of charge for those who reside in Galway County Council’s administrative area only. There are limited places available, and booking is essential.

This initiative is funded by Galway County Council under Galway County Heritage & Biodiversity Plan 2017 – 2022. Galway Community Archaeology Project is funded by Galway County Council & The Heritage Council and supported by Galway County Heritage Forum. This is part of Galway County Council’s Keep Well Campaign in association with The Government of Ireland.

Tickets available by following this link



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