Irish National Heritage Park, County Wexford
|Tue, 14 Apr 2009 17:52
| Reproduction of Celtic cross.
The park is by the River Slaney opposite Ferrycarrig, County Wexford. See Park website for information.
A group of photos of the different areas of the park are linked to this gallery. The park, and the photos below, are arranged in chronological order starting from hunter gatherers around 7000 B.C. going through to a Norman castle 12th Century A.D. Text against the photos below gives the date of the item reproduced; click on the photo to enlarge the photo and see a fuller description, mainly taken from captions at the site. Exhibits in the park are reproductions of the various huts, camps, stones, burial chambers, etc.
|Fri, 17 Apr 2009 22:51
| Mesolithic hunter gatherers hut 7000 B.C. with dugout canoe.
First Irish farmers hut, Neolithic, 4000 B.C.
Stone age Dolmen
Bronze age cist burial chamber from 2000 B.C.
Bronze age stone circle
Inscription in Ogham alphabet, 5th Century A.D.
Celtic farm in ringfort with plough, 6th-7th Centuries A.D.
Early Christian monastery with stone domed beehive style hut, chapel, and cross; 6th to 12th Centuries A.D.
Watermill with horizontal wheel, from 7th Century A.D.
Fulacht Fiadh pit for cooking meat, from 1500 B.C. to medieval times.
Crannog, settlement on artificial island. From 4500 B.C. but most are medieval.
Viking settlement with boat building, 9th to 10th Centuries A.D.
Norman castle - one was built on this site in 1169 A.D.
Round tower, 10th to 12th Centuries A.D. This replica was built in 1857 as a memorial to men who died in the Crimean war.