Kilfinane motte hides its secret for another year

The motte at Kilfinane, which historians posit may have a ritual significance at the festival of Lughnasa. (Picture: Marian Roche)

Historians and citizens of Kilfinane alike were left disappointed last Wednesday night week, as the opportunity to see an ancient phenomenon was denied to them owing to the famously contrary Irish weather system.

Local historian James O’Brien had notified people that he believed, after discussing with a fellow historian, that there may be a clue as to the function of the famous motte in Kilfinane – that of a ritual site, like the Hill of Tara.

It was posited that the motte may have a possible link to the cairn on the top of Knockfierna Hill in Ballingarry.

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