Showing posts from May, 2013

Release the Iron Age One!: What's happening to the Turoe Stone?

[** If you like this post, please make a donation to the IR&DD project using the button at the end. If you think it is interesting or useful, please re-share via Facebook, Google+, Twitter etc. **] The Turoe Stone as it was Even though I grew up only a few miles away from the famous Turoe Stone , I’ve only visited it a small number of times. If you’re not familiar with it, the Turoe Stone is the largest and most complete of only a small group of  La Tène decorated stones, which include Castlestrange , Co. Roscommon, and Killycluggin , Co. Cavan. All this meant very little to me when I was a child – as far as I was concerned, it was just a big stone in a field somewhere … it was the west of Ireland … we had loads of them! It was only when I got to university that I first got to visit it – on an Archaeology Society field trip, led by the late Prof. Etienne Rynne. A few years later I managed to get out there again, this time in the company of Daniel Büchner (check out h