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21/10/2021

Lecture on prehistory of Lower Suir valley

Traces of our prehistoric ancestors are not very evident in the modern landscape of the Lower Suir Valley, though people may be familiar with local standing stones and some of the prominent megalithic tombs, such as Leac an Scail, near Mullinavat.

Traces of our prehistoric ancestors are not very evident in the modern landscape of the Lower Suir Valley, though people may be familiar with local standing stones and some of the prominent megalithic tombs, such as Leac an Scail, near Mullinavat.

A lecture will be held on prehistoric life in the region on Friday, February 24 at 8pm in Edmund Rice Heritage and Conference, Centre, Barrack Street, Waterford.

Excavations in advance of construction of the N25 Waterford City Bypass led to the discovery of many important sites and has changed our knowledge and perception of prehistoric life in these parts of east county Waterford and south county Kilkenny.

James Eogan and Elizabeth Shee Twohig are editors of the recently published monograph “Cois tSiúire – nine thousand years of human activity in the Lower Suir Valley” and their lecture will show that the Lower Suir Valley was home to a vibrant and dynamic communities from c. 8000 BC onwards.

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