Tag Archive for: Medieval


Making Medieval Charcoal

At Coolnaleen Lower we found several charcoal-production kilns. Charcoal was an important fuel for metalworking in the past.

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.

Medieval Coin at Gortnacrannagh

Gortnacranagh is a medieval site. These coins date from the era of Edward I or II. This coin is a silver penny.


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).