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Video Documentaries

As part of cataloguing the archaeological works on the N69 Listowel Bypass Project, a set of mini-documentaries were created. Each of these lasts just over 10 minutes.

Fulachtaí Fia at Listowel

Five burnt mounds, also referred to as fulachtaí fia, were discovered along the route of the bypass. Burnt mounds are the most common prehistoric site type in Ireland.
Dr. Karen Molloy and her team from NUIGAMS

Palaeo-environmental Coring

As part of the archaeological investigations for the N69, palaeoenvironmental specialists Carlos Chique and Karen Molloy from NUIG took a pollen core from Derra West Bog.

From the Bog

In the townland of Gortcurreen, a group of worked timbers and the remains of a stave-built wooden vessel were discovered within the peat.

An Old House at Curraghatoosane

At Curraghatoosane we found the remains of a traditional thatched house that was occupied from the early nineteenth century until the 1950s.

Neolithic Axe

Archaeologists working at Shankill found a Neolithic stone axehead that is over 5,000 years old and was made from a very specific type of stone called Langdale tuff.

Metal Working at Shankill

At Shankill, a site reputably founded by St Patrick, archaeologists have uncovered traces of early medieval agriculture, burial and a forge.

Fulachtaí Fia (Burnt Mounds)

Burnt mounds, or fullachtaí fia, are one of the commonest types of sites found by archaeologists working on projects in Ireland.


Souterrains are underground, stone-lined passages dating from the early medieval period. At Killeen East we found a number of souterrains inside a rath (ringfort).