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Video Documentary Series

Mini-documentaries on the N5 Ballaghaderreen to Scramoge Road Project. Each video lasts around 5 minutes and describes various stages of the excavations and fieldwork.

Palaeobotany near Ballaghcullia

Palaeobotanists study the plants that grew in the past. Palaeobotanists from National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG) visited Roscommon last summer and took a core from a bog near Ballaghcullia.

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.

Souterrains

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).