N1062 : Corlea Trackway

taken 9 years ago, near to Formoyle, Corlea, Foygh, Derryad and Ards, Ireland

Corlea Trackway
Corlea Trackway
The Corlea Trackway dates from the Iron Age in Ireland in 148BC. It was excavated in 1994 and after conservation an 18m length is preserved in its original position. An unexcavated length of 80m or more continues on the same alignment between raised islands in the peat bogs. The trackway constructed of oak planks is the largest of its kind to be uncovered in Europe; there are other examples in Somerset and Germany.

Further work is required to establish the extent of the trackways and find any artefacts nearby. This appears to have been a major undertaking and may have had a tribal or ceremonial purpose.

The centre lies in the middle of the peat bogs under exploitation by Bord Na Mona to supply the peat burning power station at Lanesborough.

This is one of Ireland's little known gems!
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N1062, 22 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 3 July, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 3 July, 2010
Category
Archaeology > Archaeology   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! N 102 625 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:36.7613N 7:50.7251W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! N 102 625
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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