Hidden Voices reveal local landscape dating back 10,000 years

Every place has a story to tell but, with the passing of time, not all stories are preserved.

The archaeological discoveries presented in 'Hidden Voices – The Archaeology of the M8 Fermoy Mitchelstown Motorway' afford a rare chance to hear from people whose voices would be lost, were it not for the opportunities for discovery afforded by the construction of the M8 Fermoy–Mitchelstown motorway.

Hidden Voices documents a major programme of archaeological investigations at 24 sites on the route of the motorway, which traverses broad plains of rich pastureland and the western foothills of the Kilworth Mountains.

Readers will learn of Mesolithic nomads fishing the River Funshion and of Neolithic farmsteads excavated at Gortore, Caherdrinny and Ballinglanna North.

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