Galway's fascinating history, both secular and religious, is written across its landscape. Its archaeology and architecture date from the earliest settlement of the area to the mass departures at the time of the Great Famine, and practically every point in between. The section of the M17 motorway, described in this book, runs through ancient tribal and religious territories extending from Athenry in the south,to Tuam in the North. In 'Through the Lands of the Auteri and St. Jarlath', readers will explore one of the earliest ritual sites in the region in Kilskeagh townland, discover a series of burnt mounds in Cloondarone townland which was probably used by an extended family group over a period of some 30 generations, find evidence of early modern treasure hunting at a ringfort in Rathmorrissy townland and tour 'Old Kilskeagh' and the ruins of a community of Famine - period cottages.
Through the Lands of The Auteri and St. Jarlath
- Publisher: National Roads Authority
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