Aegis Archaeology Ltd has published the results of one of its recent excavations as the first volume of its own series of archaeological reports. This report addresses the findings of excavations that took place before road construction at Ballysimon, Co. Limerick. Anglo-Norman ringworks in Ireland are difficult to distinguish from the ubiquitous ringfort, and the excavations provided an opportunity to investigate not just the ringwork but also its immediate environs. The historical and archaeological background is provided by way of introduction. The evidence from the interior of the site indicated the presence of two circular buildings inside the earthen enclosure. Another circular enclosure was found outside the enclosure, close to the remains of what is interpreted as a medieval corn-drying kiln. The Ballysimon excavation has shown that it is not just the morphology of the site that sets it apart from the ringfort but also its topography and location.
|Author||Tracy Collins and Anthony Cummins|
|Publication Data||Published 2001, Aegis Archaeology, paperback, 52pp, illustrated.|
Excavation of a medieval ringwork at Ballysimon, County Limerick
- ISBN: 0-9541765-0-2
- Author(s): Tracy Collins and Anthony Cummins
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