Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Killala’s Round Tower. Photo by El Glon

Mayo Co Council says an apparent archaeological find made during the course of road works in Killala last week will have to be fully investigated before the nature of the remains can be confirmed.

Standard road works being undertaken outside the local On The Way Café have unearthed what local sources claim is suspected to be a corn drying kiln which could date back to the 1100s.

The discovery is not terribly unprecedented.

Killala’s iconic 12th-century round tower is indicative of the town’s significant status as a historical ecclesiastical centre of note while an abundance of far richer evidence of its ancient past lies beneath its streets.

It is not known yet whether this is an isolated find or part of a larger archaeological site. A full investigation and analysis of the site will confirm the extent of the significance of the find in due course.

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By Orla Hearns
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