Written by Richard Gillespie and Agnes Kerrigan, Of Troughs and Tuyères is a regionally significant and visually impressive book dealing with the results of more than 40 excavations carried out by Mayo County Council archaeologists in advance of the construction of the N5 Charlestown Bypass in east Mayo.

Published in December 2010, this new monograph presents an exploration of six millennia of human activity evidenced by Neolithic structures, well-preserved Bronze Age fulachtaí fia (also known as ancient cooking sites), early medieval enclosed settlements and 19th-century vernacular buildings. The discoveries have reconstructed past landscapes, revealed ancient contact with the wider world and provided significant insights into past technologies and crafts. The fascinating sites revealed in Of Troughs and Tuyères highlight the key role that the West of Ireland plays in the unfolding archaeological story of this island.

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Of Troughs and Tuyéres: The archaeology of the N5 Charlestown Bypass

  • Publisher: Richard F. Gillespie and Agnes Kerrigan
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  • €25.00