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Kerry Excavation Site

Listowel’s Past Revealed

17 August, 7pm - 8:45pm

  • Kerry Writers' Museum
  • 24 The Square, Listowel Co. Kerry
  • V31 RD93
  • Co. Kerry

In 2019, Archaeological Management Solutions (AMS) presented an overview of archaeological investigations undertaken on the route of the N69 Listowel Bypass that year after completing all on-site archaeological works.

Nine archaeological sites were identified and fully excavated, including prehistoric cooking sites and cremation pits, a medieval charcoal production site, medieval worked timbers and a stave-built wooden vessel found in a bog, and the remains of a 19th-century vernacular structure.

All post-excavation works are now complete for the road scheme, including radiocarbon dating and specialist analyses, and this year Tony Bartlett and Ross Drummond of AMS return to the Kerry Writers' Museum to describe the final results.

In addition Dr Karen Molloy of the Palaeoenvironmental Research Unit, School of Geography, Archaeology and Irish Studies, University of Galway, will discuss the fossil pollen and the history of woodland and land use change in the Listowel area since the Bronze Age, based on the analysis of a pollen core taken from a bog site near to the N69 bypass.

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