The Riddle of the Mounds
Full title: Excavation of a Mound at Blessington, Co. Wicklow
Creator / Author: Helen M. Roe and Ellen Prendergast
Item Type / Page count: Journal Article / 12pp + photographs
Journal Information: Journal of The Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, Volume 76 (1), pp. 1-12
When Published: April 1946
Publisher / Place of Publication: R.S.A.I / Merrion Square, Dublin
About: Thanks to money donated by members of the R.S.A.I., an excavation fund was established in 1945. Some of this fund was utilised to perform an excavation on one of five low earthen mounds in a field outside Blessington. The evidence that was uncovered points to a timeframe from medieval times to late eighteenth-century. However no definitive function has been ascribed to the monument. The article speculates that the mounds may even have been part of an unfinished grand landscaping plan in the grounds of the Marquis of Downshire.
ID number(s): 0035-9106
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