Children find possible Iron Age skeleton near golf course

Published on July 15th, 2009 | by Admin


Children playing near the world famous Ballybunion golf course in Ireland stumbled across the remains of what may be an Iron Age skeleton under a flat rock.

Miss Mary Cahill, an archaeologist with the National Museum’s Irish antiquities section was at the site on Wednesday. She said that the museum already had extensive records from the Ballybunion sandhills. Bronze pins had been discovered in the area in the 1930s, she said, and in 1972 an iron knife had been found there.

“It could be Iron Age, which would make the date around 2000BC or, more likely from 2000BC onwards to 700AD,” she said on Tuesday.

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