Archeological dig in County Roscommon, Ireland provides details back to 1200

Imagine knowing details about the town in which your family lived back about 1200 a.d. An archeologist from Saint Louis University , history professor Thomas J. Finan, is providing us those details. Along with his students, he has spent time for 13 summers excavating the site of “Purt Na Carce (“Port Nah Carr-rick”). It is in County Roscommon in northwestern Ireland, about 60 miles north of Galway. These days, it’s commonly known as Rockingham.”

It’s not one of my Irish counties, but it is still fascinating to me.

Read the entire article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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3 comments on “Archeological dig in County Roscommon, Ireland provides details back to 1200

  1. Sounds like heaven to me! I had one great-uncle by marriage, who was from Boyle, Co. Roscommon. He lived in the U.S. for over 50 years and never lost his brogue. He was a very kind-hearted and Class A gentleman! Miss him! He returned numerous times to his hometown over the years and was very knowledgeable about Irish history! A gem!

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