Eachtra Journal

ISSN 2009-2237

Fulacht Fiadh at Fermoy Wood, Co. Cork (04E1014)

July, 2010 · Written by: Eachtra Print This Page This entry is part 14 of 21 in the Issue 06

Archaeological Excavation Report

Fulacht Fiadh

The site at Fermoy Wood has been identified as a early Iron Age burnt mound where hot stone technology was used but there is no definite evidence from this site to indicate the specific purpose of heating stones and water in the area; the technology could have been utilised in a variety of processes from cooking and bathing to fulling, felting, boat building and many other industrial processes. The site is just one of many similar monuments that have been discovered in the general area in recent years and it contributes to the widespread evidence for use of hot stones and water in the area in prehistory. The nearest excavated site to the Fermoy Wood fulacht fiadh was the brushwood platform and trackway and nearby discovery of Giant Irish Deer in Ballyoran Bog (04E1014 extension).

Author: Bruce Sutton

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