Ballyremon Common Fulacht fiadh

O S map from c1838 showing townland of Ballyremon Commons
Ordinance Survey of Ireland fromhttps://webapps.geohive.ie

Also, in the townland of Ballyremon Common are a group of Fulachta Fiadh or Burnt Mounds. Burnt mounds are mostly, low horseshoe shaped mounds that have enriched charcoal soil and heat shattered stone, with a cooking pit located in the centre. They date from the Bronze ge (c1500 – 500 BC).

Ballyremon has at least four Fulachta Fiadh, one of the mounds at Ballyreomon was excavated by Victor Buckley, who found a clay lined oval pit, surrounded by three stake holes. The charcoal at this mound was found to date from 1400 BC. The pit was surrounded by cracked stones of Granite.

Bibliography

Price, Liam The Price Notebooks, Volume 1 and Volume 2, (editors Christiaan Corlett and Mairead Weaver), An Roinn Comhshaoil agus Rialtais ítiúil / Department of the Environment and Local Government, 2002

Corlett, Christiaan Antiquities of Old Rathdown, Wordwell, Bray Co. Wicklow (1999)

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