Eachtra Journal

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Smithing Hearth Pit at Garryleagh, Co. Cork

May, 2011 · Written by: Eachtra Print This Page This entry is part 17 of 37 in the Issue 10

Archaeological Excavation Report

Smithing Hearth Pit

The excavation of the site at Garryleagh revealed a smithing hearth pit and associated short length of ditch and modern agricultural features. Metallurgical residues were recovered from the fills of the hearth C.13 and the ditch C.9 and were derived from iron-working (smithing).  A medieval radiocarbon date, indicating use in the thirteenth or fourteenth centuries, was obtained from the fill of the hearth.

Authors: Simon O’Faolain

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