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Heritage Week 2009

Excavations at Caherconnell

The third season of excavation at Caherconnell Cashel will take place between 22rd and 30th August 2009.

This year we will be digging the remaining half of the glacial hollow in which we found a probable medieval cereal-drying kiln. There was strong evidence in the form of lithics and pottery that Bronze Age or Neolithic activity was taking place nearby. This is one of the questions we hope to answer.

If you would like to volunteer to assist on the dig please contact Graham Hull at No experience is necessary. Come for as long or as little as you wish. Children welcome.

The skeletal remains of a person of approximately 15 years old were found in the 2008 excavation, dumped in a probable medieval kiln. The teenager died sometime between 1430 and 1630 AD.

Caherconnell in 'Archaeology Ireland'

A article describing the results of the 2007 excavation inside the cashel has been published in the Winter 2008 edition of Archaeology Ireland

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