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Archaeology of Leitrim

I see a new Facebook page dedicated to the extensive Archaeology of County Leitrim. This is the link:- https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Archaeology-of-Co-Leitrim/937361499659406

This is my favourite picture; some fancy footwear from medieval Carrigallen, found near the Ringfort in Kilahurk apparently.

Of course one of the most beautiful pieces ever found in the County has to be the Keshcarrigan Bowl. 

The Facebook page goes on to say: 

“The Keshcarrigan Bowl …..discovered in Loch Marrave near Keshcarrigan village in 1854 during the original excavations of the Shannon/Erne Waterway . The vessel which may have been a ceremonial drinking bowl,is of fine golden bronze about 1mm thick and was formed by spinning. The handle which is cast ,is in the form of a bird . The eye sockets, now empty, probably held enamel settings . It is on display is in the National Museum”

The Bowl also appears on the wonderful Book and App entitled ‘History of Ireland in 100 Objects’ ,well worth a look http://www.100objects.ie

Leitrim is brimful of some great Archeaology both ancient and relatively modern from the 19th Century Lime Kiln at Farnaught to the portal tombs of Fenagh. Looking forward to future updates on this page.