The Old Pagan’s Grave in South West Wicklow
Full title: Prehistoric Burial at Rath, Co. Wicklow
Creator / Author: Ellen Prendergast and F. P. Lisowski
Item Type / Page count: Journal Article / 13pp
Journal Information: Journal of The Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, Volume 89 (1), pp. 17-29
When Published: 1959
Publisher / Place of Publication: R.S.A.I / Merrion Square, Dublin
About: While working on a newly-opened sandpit, two local men came upon some large stone slabs about 3 feet below the surface. A pottery vessel was found within the confines of the slabs. Local tradition held that the ‘Old Pagan’s Grave’ was located in the vicinity. The incident was reported to the National Museum and the author of this article visited the site and carried out an archaeological investigation. This article is a detailed account of the structure of the monument and the finds associated with it. An appendix to the article by Lisowski is a scientific report on the cremated bone remains located at the site.
ID number(s): 0035-9106
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