Radiocarbon dating shows that the ringfort was constructed about 1200BC, confirming it as the oldest known prehistoric ringfort in Ireland, according to Prof William O’Brien of University College, Cork. This puts its importance on a par with prehistoric sites such as Dún Aengus on Inishmore and Mooghaun, Co Clare.Hat tip to Archaeoblog.
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
"Oldest known" Irish ringfort found
The Irish Examiner has an item about the discovery of a 20-acre ring fort in County Cork, Ireland: