Bronze Age Race Track

26 Feb 2010

Irish Times, February 25th (see www.irishtimes.com id1224265140601) ...a ring fort in Tipperary has been surveyed by archaeologists and they are suggesting it may have been used to stage Bronze Age sporting contests in what was essentially an arena. Ring forts are associated in folk  tale with fairies, but the Rathnadrinna Fort is something special located as it is 3km from the Rock of Cashel - seat of the High Kings of Munster. It is being suggested the countryside around Cashel has the potential to be another Tara, with a variety of monuments that are hidden beneath the turf and soil. A circle of wooden posts near the Fort indicates a ceremonial role in the games (or sport).