A Fulacht Fiadh found near Mungret College

Archaeologists are currently investigating a fulacht fiadh found near the college during work on the neighbourhood park.It brings to seven the number found in the vicinity of Mungret Monastery in recent years. Usually a Bronze Age feature, they show that the area was popular long before the monks arrived in the sixth century. A fulacht fiadh is an open air cooking place where meat is cooked in a trough filled with water already heated with stones from a fire.

The college boys weren’t  the first to enjoy sumptuous meals in Mungret!